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Southbridge High School

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Posted August 6, 2012

I am going to be a senior this upcoming fall in SHS and honestly I think it is a great school. There are many opportunites and activities to be involved with me personally am always doing something that has to do with school. Compared to how it used to be the administration has improved so much and I can say that the teachers there genuinely care about their students. The only thing I still see as a problem is that students need to fall in love with education! some students get how important it is, most don't. Which I believe is connected to how the discipline system has been run in the past years there are many rules but not enough people enforcing them. Now that the new school has been built I expect that it will change even more for the better. It's up to the students to stop having excuses as to why they can't have a great highschool career there and make the best out of what is given to them. All this school needs is a little more support, love and people
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2012

I am going to be a senior this upcoming fall in SHS and honestly I think it is a great school. There are many opportunites and activities to be involved with me personally am always doing something that has to do with school. Compared to how it used to be the administration has improved so much and I can say that the teachers there genuinely care about their students. The only thing I still see as a problem is that students need to fall in love with education! some students get how important it is, most don't. Which I believe is connected to how the discipline system has been run in the past years there are many rules but not enough people enforcing them. Now that the new school has been built I expect that it will change even more for the better. It's up to the students to stop having excuses as to why they can't have a great highschool career there and make the best out of what is given to them. All this school needs is a little more support, love and people
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

the student run the school and do not do any work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2009

This school is awful, my child went to this school for less than a month nice staff awful students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I am very impressed with the faculty and administration of this school. They dedicate themselves to giving students a quality education. My daughter is very happy there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

I believe this school can give kids a great education and a supporting hand to the great students. Teachers and faculty are great and get along like any other school in the districts. I m a student at Southbridge high school and I m proud of the students/ friends by taking advantage of the education they have and moving on with there life to be successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

I am curerntly a student teacher at Southbridge High School. I was here doing my Prepracticum two years ago and what a change for the better! Southbridge's new administration has given the faculty/staff a better outlook and thus creating a much more welcoming atmosphere for our students. I think Southbridge gives students an abundence of support and the administration is more than willing to lend a helping hand to any student. The resources are there, now it is up to the students to act and reach out for any help they may need.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 29, 2005

This school can only go up as it has hopefully hit rock bottom being on the state's watch list. The facilty is deplorable w/ roof leaks,mold issues, long standing airquality issues documented by the MA dph, a 30 year old boiler problem was just fixed in this building that mimics the state police buildings blue and aluminum facilty on the Mass Pike. Change is on the horizon with a whole district wide administration change over and the renewed hopes of a new facilty in the years to come. The ratings are for the past administration, the new one is less then a week into the job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

I went to Southbridge High school for three years and from my experience it was a very bad school. There were some exceptions but the administration was completely backwards. The teachers could care less about what is in the best interest for the students but more like what will save them time and would be easier for them. So if you are cosidering to send your child to SHS please r3eonsider since I moved I am an honor roll student when I was at SHS I was failing. Consider this.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 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.

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In 2012-2013 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.

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 54% 16%
White 43% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A35%
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (508) 764-5479

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
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25 Cole Ave
Southbridge, MA 01550
Phone: (508) 764-5450

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