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Woburn High School

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Posted January 9, 2011

Even if WMHS does not have a great reputation, the new pricipal has been doing a wonderful job. He has created excellent courses and has turned around all the studenst of WMHS. those in Woburn should find themselves lucky to be going to such a wonderfl school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Great Administration, teachers and paras.........nurses, too


Posted September 16, 2009

WMHS has an outsdanding special needs program. Having worked there for 33 out of 34 years, I can attest to the dedication and devotion of the staff. Our special needs students at age 22 leave school having learned social skills, works skills and academics. I am now retired but WMHS will always be 'my' school.


Posted January 15, 2009

It's a good school. NOT great. I wish academics were more important instead of the football program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

Looking back on this school, I do not think it is the greatest enviornment. However, if you are in the top 10 percent of your class, you will be fine and graduate to any college in the country. However, the other 90 percent of the school population can very easily 'fall through the cracks.' There is little guidance in this school. Nepitism and friend job appoinments reign supreme. A good teacher that is truly devoted to the student is found hard to come by. The Technology is the only facet of this school that keeps it from getting one star. The football team is more important than academics here. Goodbye WHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

A very fine school. Very high tech. Very secure. Great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2005

Woburn High School may not be the best school in the world... but in my honest opinion it is very good. It will only get better with the new school being opened next year.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2004

woburn high school is terible for educational purposes. its not an safe invierment.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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90%

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86%

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76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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75%

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73%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
54%

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53%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
African American100%
Asian82%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities79%
English language learners55%

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
African American94%
Asian71%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners50%

Science

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
African American57%
Asian54%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Tech/Engineering

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

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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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners36%

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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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

77%

Average SAT score

1495

Graduation rate

86%


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 80% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 30%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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88 Montvale Ave
Woburn, MA 01801
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