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Whitman Hanson Regional

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Posted August 27, 2013

WHRHS is not just a gorgeous, updated new building. Inside the building is a multitude of great opportunities for the children of two towns. Although struggling due to financial issues, the lack of Chapter 70 funding, and the lack of support from the communities for another Prop 2 1/2 override, perseverance is shown by the dedication of the administration, guidance counselors, and teachers. These individuals are hardly recognized for their commitment to our children. Yes, they are paid to do a job: lead, guide, teach; not babysit and discipline. Parents need to be involved in their children's lives...school work, social activities, and media. To help our schools, we must work together so that the wonderful education that is available inside the building, is gained and enjoyed by all who enter. I applaud the WHRHS faculty and wish them all a wonderful school year and thank them in advance for all their hard work and dedication to the students of Whitman and Hanson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Went to this school several years ago along with several other members of my family. I attended a top-tier national university after graduating and found that W-H and their honors and AP programs were an excellent preparation for the class work there. The new school and facilities are top notch and they have traditionally made participating in extracurriculars and sports a point of emphasis with students (clearly helps with college admissions.) I think the guidance department was a little over-worked (as are most public schools) but well-intentioned, and seems to be getting better recently. A lot of teachers are involved in extracurriculars and are very capable.


Posted June 24, 2009

The Special Needs Department at W/H is truly outstanding. The Director as well as the support staff couldn't be more helpful. Kudos to M.O. and M.C.


Posted March 30, 2008

The new principal has made an incredibly positive difference in the school atmosphere and attitude toward behavior and academic excellence. Sports and extra curriculars are still important as they should be, but the academic is stressed more than it had been. Also, the new principal emphasizes families....and all members of families as important parts of events. He makes a point of involving his own family, stating that he feel WH activities are good, healthy and positive for everyone!!! Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

I have two children in the high school and one graduated last year! I am very happy with the new principal,the teachers as well as the guidance department. My children enjoy going to this school and are involved in many extra curricular activities not available in other high schools. I highly recommend this high school, as it offers many lessons needed for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

Whitman-Hanson high is a great school. The teachers there are incredibly helpful and are willing to take time out of their life to stay after to give extra help to students willing to stay after to get help. This school also offers plenty of electives not offered any where else.


Posted January 8, 2007

I have 2 children already graduated from Whitman Hanson and the third is a Sophmore. This school system has definitely prepared them for college and I have 2 in College now doing great. The teachers love my kids and vice versa. They have all worked hard, made honor roll and have great friends. I have found the teachers very helpful and willing to stay after and help however they can. The guidance dept. is excellent as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

i find the principal to be non responsive to important issues brought to her attention. Policies ambiguous...teachers are have difficult time following up on academic problems. Generally, poor management.Parents not validated or respected
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

Whitman-Hanson high is the worst school I have ever been to! The teachers dont do anything to help you nor do they care about you! they kids there don't treat you right and the teachers don't do anything about it! The 'new' school is beautiful but the people in it need to change before anything else does! therefore I wouldn't recomened this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 25, 2005

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School is one of the bests schools i have ever been to in my entire life. The music and theater arts programs are outstanding and the teachers there are (for the most part) very friendly, interesting to listen to, and always help the students if he/she is struggling in a specific area. The counselors and principals do an outstanding job in running our school. And plus, next year we get to have a brand-new school. How awesome is that!
—Submitted by a student


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

250 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 Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
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White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
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Students with disabilities67%
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Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
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White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
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Students with disabilities24%
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All Students80%
Female83%
Male79%
African Americann/a
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White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
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Students with disabilities28%
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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.

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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
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Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
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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.

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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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

69%

Average SAT score

1519

Graduation rate

93%


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 92% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Franklin St
Whitman, MA 02382
Phone: (781) 618-7020

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