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Stoughton High School

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Posted May 13, 2011

As a student i do believe respect comes first to the teacher. But i'm going to say that some of the teachers don't return the favor. I find this school OK and decent but one thing i really do not find acceptable is the way this school handles discipline. If a student is referred to the office he/she has absolutely no chance of getting the assistant principles to go with their side of the story and give you a chance. They just read anything the teacher reports and go along with it, just basically letting you tell your story for fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 15, 2010

I went to this school for two years, my freshman and senior year. Never have I been more disrespected, tortured and teased by students. Teachers usually don't care or do much for it and write it off as kids will be kids. The principal told me my freshman year that when I was made fun of for being hispanic it was just character building and the way people my age interacted. Teachers will pass and fail who they want based on more than just performance. When I was a few weeks away from graduation my creative writing teacher found that one of our football players could not read or write at a senior proficiency and he was still being graduated. I don't think this school is a good school for anybody. I think between the kids and the teachers it makes it a very hard and cruel place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

Due to the everdecreasing budget of the Stoughton School system, the quality of one's experience at SHS is declining. This upcoming school year, the list of extracurriculars and clubs is half of what it was last year. Overall, SHS is a decent place for a decent education. Compared to other schools of its kind, it doesn't offer as many advanced classes or career-specific electives, but SHS still has many strong areas. The music department isn't what it used to be, but they still remain one of the top ranked in the country. Most of the experienced teachers, those who are etched in the memories of half the town, have retired and given up their teaching positions to young teachers, most of them straight out of college. Despite all the changes that have happened in the years that I've been here, I'm still looking forward to my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

Stoughton High school is a great atmosphere for the scholar,( there are AP courses , honors, college level etc. depending on your ambition and ability) , the student athlete,( our sports are competitive) the student interested in arts, (our band is involved in national competitions) , the business minded( we are involved with the Decca organization). there is something for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

I'm a gradutating Senior this year and I gotta say, I feel so at home at Stoughton High. The teachers and the students have a great relationship, and the east going yet still hard working atomosphere of the school is great to work in. I'm so proud to say I've attended there so far and I'll miss it dearly when I leave. <=)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2007

I recently graduated from Stoughton High School and I can truthfully say that the school was amazing. The principal really got involved in the school and the teachers worked hard to make sure everyone was doing well. I felt ready and prepared to apply to college and was accepted to all 6 of the schools I applied to. My guidance counselor was very helpful with all aspects of the application process and the teachers were very supportive. I always felt comfortable in the school environment and I was ready to learn. Thank you SHS and keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2006

Overall, the school is highly unintelligent and does not intend to help their students if it is out of a comfortable opportunity, such as when the student can specifically name what they have trouble with and when they take time out of their lives to find the teacher after school, that is if they can find them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2005

My son is entering SHS in the fall 2006. I was so impressed with the professional attitudes of every administrator and teacher. The time the principal spent with my child and I was so reassuring of his sincere concern for students academic achievement. As a parent, I am really looking forward to getting involved with the PTA. The guidance counselor was excellent in advising my son in a mixture of honors and college courses. I left having a level of comfort knowing my son will receive an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

My sister and I graduated in the 70's. My sister's son graduated in the 90's. My son will graduate in 2007. From the 1970's to the present, Stoughton public schools have provided outstanding education standards for their students, despite budget and staff issues over the years. The ability to contact the high school teachers via e-mail has allowed me to keep abreast of my son's progress, which is an excellent tool for parents to stay on top of their child's schoolwork performance. I can truthfully state that Stoughton High School still maintains a standard by which many other public schools should follow.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2003

Stoughton High School was the best school I have ever been to. The teacher to student ratio is good, and the enviroment is healthy. It seems as if the teenagers there are willing and ready to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
African American96%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male89%
African American73%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
African American57%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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81%

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73%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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17%

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students86%
Female86%
Male84%
African American66%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Male0%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

90%

Average SAT score

1465

Graduation rate

92%


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.

3 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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 67%
Black 20% 8%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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232 Pearl St
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: (781) 344-7001

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