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Minnechaug Regional High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1248 students

 
 

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Posted October 1, 2014

Im a student and drugs run rampant in this school, BAD DRUGS. I dont do any of the drugs but anyone who attends knows all about these things and the kids that do them- which is alot by the way. Dont send your child here its terrible the teachers are rude and talk down to the children and refuse to help us learn. its a horrible school and it should show that its horrible. It hides behind its new walls but what gos on within is horrifying. Worst 4 years of my life #dontmissit #sorrynotsorry
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2014

school sucks only cares about what they look like not the satisfaction of the students. i should know i go there and they have never helped me with any of my problems in or out of school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2013

My school is such an excellent place to learn! Everyone there is so nice and teachers are really friendly. The education is absolutely wonderful. No there is no longer a serious drug problem trust us students. Everyone is kind of a big family. You don't have to be in aclub or sport to be accepted its your class in general. Send your children here if you want them to have a good high school experience, where they can learn so much. You'll love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2011

I didn't like my experience here. I went to this school for my sophomore year, and I'm relieved to have transferred out. I found many of the teachers here to be very hostile and disrespectful towards me just because of my goth clothing. (Oh, the irony! given that the school has posters on the walls of classrooms picturing a boy with a purple Mohawk stating 'except difference') On my very first day of school my dad received a call from a teacher complaining about my clothes. Merely a black shirt, skirt and some purple eye makeup, no dress code violation. I could just go on and on from there about that.(I'd also like to say that I did have a few teachers that were friendly and open-minded) But, I feel that's important to know if you or your child have an alternative style. I'd also like to say that the Special Education department is horrible. Because of my mental health problems I was placed in this 'Academic support class' automatically. Maybe it was just my experience but, I feel that unless you have a severe developmental disability, such as autism. You will be treated like just a 'lazy kid'. My teacher just seemed so angry all the time. It really wasn't helpful or supportive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

I love minnechaug. one big family. theres something for everyone. so many clubs and sports from key club the synchronized swimming. love love love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2004

I'm a student at Minnechaug and from what I hear, it is one of the best schools in the area. Almost all of the teachers are great, and the assistant principals are amazing. You don't see much of the principal though, only at assemblies. And drugs are there, like at any other school, but are really not an issue on school grounds. The few people I know that tried smoking in the bathroom were caught and suspended, so they are strict about it. Extracurriclar activities are also MORE than reccomended at chaug, and there is a lot of school spirit. It is a really nice school to go to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2004

Minnechaug is an O K school for students. it has a good administrative staff. the assisant principals are always available, but you never really see the real principal except at assemblies. the drug situation isnt as bad as believed. we do have a problem here with drugs, but so doesnt every highschool in this country.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

As a student at this high school, I'd like to commend Minnechaug on their great faculty and staff. The music program is outstanding, and though the english department is weak, the other departments make up for it in their strength. As to the issue of drugs - I'm afraid that the previous review was sadly a falsity. Wilbraham is not a lower-class area - in fact, Wilbraham and its neighboring town of Hampden (both towns' teenagers attend Chaug) are upper middle-class. Drugs? No more than any other high school, and certainly much less than other high schools in the area. I'm afraid that unless you attend a private, perhaps even religiously-affiliated school, you won't get away from drugs - and maybe not even then will they be completely out of every life of every student on campus. However, Minnechaug makes drug use a serious issue.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2003

I was a student at Minnechaug from 1973-1977, and I also have a daughter who now attends this high school. She is in her sophmore year. Although there were many good teacher, there were also many who were bad. Drugs run rampant in this high school, and little done to stop it, by either parents or faculty. These children all come from upperclass families, so it has little to do with economics, and everything to do with lack of discipline and structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

Minnechaug is probably one of the best high schools around for educational and athletic experiences.


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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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
African American94%
Asian92%
Hispanic100%
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White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
African American64%
Asian77%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African American47%
Asian77%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
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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.

58 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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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%
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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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
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Tech/Engineering

All Students77%
Female70%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Hispanic58%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities58%
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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Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

86%

Average SAT score

1565

Graduation rate

95%


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 87% 67%
Black 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 10%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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621 Main St
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: (413) 596-9011

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