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Wareham Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 10, 2014

As a parent of a graduate of WHS I would like to commend the staff (administration, teachers, secretaries, custodial and food service) they have been an amazing support system for my child during her 4 years of high school. WHS is a supportive school and treats all students with kindness and compassion. They are a Level 1 school and do a great job preparing students for college and the business world alike. Kudos to Wareham High for doing all that that do with the miniscule budget they have! Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Despite all of the negative reviews and criticizm, my child has faired pretty well in the Wareham School system. The high school should do more to promote itself. I hear endless conversation about what it doesnt have, maybe its time to hear what it does. Parents contribute to the childs success, not just the schools. It takes a village to raise a child, not a school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

this school has to be one of the biggest jokes i have ever seen. most of the teachers that teach dont know how to teach either they dont explain things or all they do is give out excessive work so that they look like a good teacher. this school's students also are terrible and there behavior is terrible. plus most of the teachers dont know what is really going on there because if they did they would no of all the bullying that really goes on


Posted February 24, 2010

I have been a vendor for Wareham High School for over 4 years. From the administration to the staff to the students, I have ALWAYS been treated with the utmost respect. It is a school with excellent moral, students recognition and the drive to excel!


Posted September 21, 2005

im not just saying that wareham is a good school to be nice. but this school has helped me prepare for what the next thing in life for me... i wish i didnt have to leave wareham high. Kace
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2004

I've been to this school its a great school for your kids everyone is realy friendly there i wish i was still going to school there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

As a previous attendee of Wareham High School I can honestly say that the changes being made are positive. General leadership skills in administration, teachers and also in the students are improving with each passing term. I see happier students with better grades. I also see teachers becoming more creative in presenting new learning material. I wish I could go back and learn again!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

The school has gone thru tremendous changes and I see the curriculum improvement. I attended as well as my nieces and nephews. And the changes have been for the better. Discipline, attitude, and all around involvement are making Wareham High School a great place to be
—Submitted by a former 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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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59%

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57%

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63%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female81%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial73%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female68%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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81%

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73%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% 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 Students92%
Female96%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male36%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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

58%

Average SAT score

1409

Graduation rate

91%


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 73% 67%
Black 10% 8%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Hispanic 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wareham, MA 02571
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