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Posted December 22, 2009

As a student in a high school in one of the poorest areas of Worcester, I am proud to say that albeit our school is a small one, it is as good as any. We are welcomed by all the upperclassmen and the teachers almost don't feel like so; they sincerely care about us and never allow us to give up. They give us hope and push us to accomplish our dreams. I cannot stop thinking of how lucky I am to attend such a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2009

My two children feel at home in this school. The teachers set hig standard and show the children how to reach them. You can read more aboutthis wonderful school and what they do in the school's web page. The diversity of the children is also a plus. Even it is a wonderful school I keep in touch with teachers and help enrich my children education at home.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 71% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
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

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

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%
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

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female74%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
Female9%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
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 (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

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female63%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
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 (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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
81%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Tech/Engineering

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 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 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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24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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

100%

Average SAT score

1384

Graduation rate

82%


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
Hispanic 46% 15%
White 24% 68%
Asian 22% 6%
Black 8% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (508) 799-8159

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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Worcester, MA 01603
Phone: (508) 799-3591

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