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GreatSchools Rating

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

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College readiness rating1
The college readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond. This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.
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Test scores

The bar charts below tell what percentage of students are performing at or above grade-level.

MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering (MCAS STE) Tests


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Biology I

About the test

In 2013-2014 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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


College readiness

The path to college

This school
State
20%
GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL
85%
20%
ENTER COLLEGE
73%
20%
CONTINUE IN COLLEGE
61%


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AP courses and testing

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Where graduates go after high school

  This school State average
Students attending a 2-year institution 20% 21%
Students attending any higher learning institution 20% 73%
College-going students who enroll for a second year 20% 61%
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Sources

The path to college MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
  MA Dept. of Education, 2008-2009
AP courses and testing Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
Where graduates go after high school MA Dept. of Education, 2008-2009