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Vernon Hill School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 451 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2008

My friend got shot with a bbgun aout 2 months ago walking home from school. he went to vernon hill and the shooter was a classmate . i dont like the school because its full of gangs and the principal only tells them to stop she does not do anything about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

The principal at VHS, Joanna Bowolick, is truly an advocate for the children, has employed brilliant programs and methods which resulted in our school making AYP this year for the first time in history. My son has been there since pre-school and I have found the educators to be caring and very capable, some truly outstanding. The school has a family atmosphere and the building itself it well-maintained and beautiful. The library was totally re-done, filled with new books, lexiled and is maintained an run by our dedicated PTO members Denise R. & Sharon F. Our PTO is quite small, but very dedicated and effective. We have a great spree day celebration for the children at the end of the school year.
—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 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
42%
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 53% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
24%
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 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
36%
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 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners11%

Math

All Students48%
Female41%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners51%
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 Students23%
Female31%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students32%
Female28%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners24%
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners38%

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%

Science

All Students23%
Female24%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%
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 Students47%
Female57%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners38%

Math

All Students42%
Female40%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners31%
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

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


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.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 41% 16%
White 30% 67%
Black 17% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 90%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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