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Swampscott High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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Posted April 6, 2011

Perhaps not quite as good as it thinks it is. The facility is brand new and excellent, but the attitude ast the school is a bit complacent. The court are still out on whether the new principal is any good. There has been a huge turnover of principals and superintendants in the last few years. It needs some stability and a long term plan. Sports are good, although the football mafia tend to call the shots, and other sports join the back of the line for space and funding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

This school's great, there are a lot of new options available each year for courses...which makes me a bit excited for each new year, being able what opportunities I'll be able to have and all. The new principal is awesome and cares about the students. And the new supernintendo is great....compared to the terrible old one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2009

The school is amazing. It is a brand new facility and the teachers are fabulous. Swampscott sports] are known for their winning teams. The extracriculars are not the best range but every year more things are added and they include a large variety. I love attending school. The new princible seems like he will make some really good changes and we will finally get a new superintendent of schools which will be great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

Hopefully the new Pricipal and Superintendant will do a better job protecting our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2009

Swampscott High School is a great public school, the teachers are always availible for students and parents. Swampscott High is a school that encourages students to think on their own. Swampscott High School is a safe place to learn because the teachers care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

The availability of teachers, the vast choice of activities and opportunities for growing minds is excellent. Swampscott is a safe community atmosphere that encourages excellence and aids their students to achieve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I think this school is great, but I think it needs more funding for the clubs, provided by the school, and not the students themselves
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2007

Swampscott is a wonderful community, the high school students are well rounded and ready to attend college with a solid,confident well educated attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

The SHS is an excellent school with many activities, and great teachers. I am not a parent, I am a student. The school is very safe as there are cameras all over the school. I am impressed with it.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 91% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

145 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%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities82%
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Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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88%

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81%
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.

17 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 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 Students84%
Female90%
Male75%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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.

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SAT participation

90%

Average SAT score

1582

Graduation rate

98%


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 90% 67%
Black 4% 8%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Essex St
Swampscott, MA 01907
Phone: (781) 596-8830

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