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Mount Abraham Uhsd #28

Public | 7-12 | 757 students

 
 

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Posted April 2, 2011

The teachers at Mt. Abe are exemplary, amazing, wonderful, and I can't say enough good things about them. They teach students to actually think rather than simply regurgitate the "right" answer. This is unique for a public school, anywhere, and why I am glad that I went to Mt. Abe. That being said, the building is horrible, as most VT school buildings are. Some classes are held in trailers; some teachers teach from carts. Too much money goes to athletics, and not enough to textbooks (though the knowledge of the teachers does compensate for this). When I graduated in 2005, the administration was functioning TERRIBLY. A ridiculous lack of respect for students and teachers from the administration turned the school in a bad direction. Admin cut vital programs like the FISH room, a counseling area where students could go for 15 minutes if they were struggling with personal issues. The FISH room was incredibly important to the academic success of many students, including myself, during a difficult time in their lives. The rating of the school may be misleading. It is largely based on standardized test scores, which many students purposely botched to express their dislike for admin.


Posted October 15, 2005

As nice as Mount Abraham is, with a large indoor pool and other academic plusses, the administration has a lot of work to do. In the 05-06 school year things have gotten much better with the addition of a dean of students rather than a disciplinarian. The dean has a very nice outlook on things and believes if you treat the kids like adults, they will treat everyone with greater respect. As far as I can see this year it is working, violence is down, as well as drug use and littering.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2004

Mt Abe has a lot to offer just not enough for the gifted students. I'll be moving to a different school that fits my needs. They have lovely indoor pool and planetarium. Parents are involved as much as they could be, and there is a large issue with violence this year.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female57%
Male48%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities58%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)15%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students18%
Female19%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English18%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Students52%
Female70%
Male37%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities57%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students28%
Female30%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities32%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant28%

Writing

All Students43%
Female57%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities49%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 93%
Asian 1% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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