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Mount Mansfield USD #17

Public | 9-12 | 972 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted January 6, 2014

MMU prepares students for college. The curriculum is rigorous and students are pushed to their full potential. In addition to strong academics, going to the school teaches discipline and time management. This is not a school for anyone trying to get an "easy A". Classes are challenging. Students often do quite well on college entrance exams and go on to colleges such as Dartmouth, Cornell, UVM, Ithaca, and Skidmore. Someone mentioned previously the "60 hour work week" of students here. This is absolutely correct, but as I said, this teaches time management and discipline. A lot is expected of students, but they learn a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

We have a slushy machine!! Also really a great school in general--good teachers, nice atmosphere and quality sports teams.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2011

Good teachers. Good students. Good academic values. There is nothing bad about this school. It could use a slushy machine but that is all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2011

I absolutely loved going to this school. I went to this school for the first 3 years of high school and was then forced to move out of state. I loved the school's events and the variety of personalities of both the students and teachers/staff. The teachers were fun and cared about your education. I was challenged by many of my teachers and cared about my education. I moved into a new school district that doesn't challenge me, and honestly i miss the challenges that MMU pushed me into. It was a great experience. Even though i graduated from a different high school i got MMU as the school on my class ring with a blue stone and a cougar. i'd say that says something. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

MMU is more concerned about gpa averages then quality education. Parents have to fight the school to have their kids take more challenging courses or not be in 2 study halls a day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

Most of the teachers are good, and most of the students are good-humored, making the environment both fun and conducive to learning. But the school is not without flaws. 1) Once a student is tracked at a particular level, mobility is limited (C students in honors classes typically stay in honors classes while A-students in regular classes are rarely recommended for them, and a pushy parent goes as far as academic performance), or impossible (if you do poorly in math in 8th grade and take 'Integrated Math 1' as a freshman, you take Geometry as a senior but never get to Algebra 2. This means you've never learned much of the math for the SAT, and you aren't eligible to apply to many colleges). 2) Upper middle class kids seem to be favored in class placement, extracurriculars, and disciplinary action. 3) The school day, homework, and commute add up to a 60 hour work week, which is overtime for adults, let alone young adults!


Posted January 20, 2009

Well, of course its great! The staff is dedicated, the parents in the district care about education, but mostly the kids are respectful (for the most part) and willing (for the most part) to put up with initiatives that come from 'the adults'. I've taught here since 1986, and have always felt free to be able to offer the type of educational experience in my classroom that I thought was best.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students54%
Female45%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)41%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Writing

All Students60%
Female66%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities67%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 14%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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