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Burlington Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1074 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

It performs well in a culturally diverse context, given the financial budget it has to expend on many programs to account for not only fundamental education, but for the other programs that address the unique situation Burlington finds itself in within Vermont with its' immigrant resettlement status. I think the faculty is competent, but might be challenged by financial constraints.


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

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 37% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Black9%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black34%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)3%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students27%
Female33%
Male21%
Black6%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)35%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities28%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)4%
Proficient in English30%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Writing

All Students48%
Female58%
Male36%
Black23%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
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 73% 93%
Black 13% 2%
Asian 11% 2%
Hispanic 2% 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 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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52 Institute Rd
Burlington, VT 05408
Phone: (802) 864-8411

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