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Winter Hill Community School

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Posted March 10, 2008

My boys have excelled since transferring to the WHCS. The teachers, pricipal and vice principal are all very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Winter Hill Community School is one of the best schools that I myself have deal with and I also have two of three boys in there, one is in seventh and the other is in third and both have wonderful teachers and best of all a great system...
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
23%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
19%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female29%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female33%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students28%
Female46%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female31%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male54%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students26%
Female26%
Male27%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students37%
Female45%
Male30%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students22%
Female18%
Male24%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students52%
Female58%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students31%
Female30%
Male32%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students16%
Female10%
Male24%
African American6%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 37% 16%
White 26% 67%
Black 24% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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