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U-32 High School (Uhsd #32)

Public | 7-12 | 796 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:
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Posted April 9, 2014

This school has great potential. Arts and Athletics are bright points, and there are some very good teachers and great students. Overall, it has been quite disappointing, though. Communication with parents on academic issues is weak. There are no parent-teacher conferences at the high school level, and the extremely flawed online grading system is a poor substitute for qualitative feedback or active partnership with parents. Some teachers seem to have no idea what the purpose of education is, and believe their job is to assign as much busy work as possible or to make it difficult for kids to succeed. I don't believe teachers have had strong guidance or professional development in recent years. Grading practices vary widely, are often illogical, and don't correspond to learning objectives. Most teachers don't take the time to help struggling students. I hope the new principal will be able to offer the right guidance to fulfill the mission of a "learning community" that the school touts but does not live up to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

U32 has been a wonderful experience for both my daughters. In high-school they treat the kids like college students core curriculum plus tons of electives. The facility and campus is stellar. The staff CARES. Every year the college list has a few kids that soar to the top schools in the country. We moved here for the school, and couldn't be happier with our decision
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

Both of our sons are currently going to this school. Our first experience was with the middle school. The students schedule is too complicated for even the students to figure out each day of the week is completely different from any other day but dont worry your student wont forget to bring the right book to class because they don't have any. That's right the entire middle school program has no text books, none. The teachers say it's so they can be more up to date and not be tied to a book, understood. But this is not preparing them for high school where they do have text books. The middle school also had no limits for how late you can hand in homework or how long it takes you to take a test. You can come in the next day and finish your test if you dont know what's on it today. How nice, sadly high school and the rest of their lives are not like that. It doesnt get any better when they get to high school. My sons math teacher wont answer his questions in class because that's not how it works now. The students at the table are supposed to figure it out then teach the others. New math hey? Look at their NECAP scores. Below average on nearly everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2010

Stunningly good high school. I've had two children attend and can't begin to say enough about the opportunities they've had available to them. Top of the line teachers (on a first name basis), extremely involved principal, awesome academics, wood/metal/mechanics shops, incredible art program, gorgeous new theater, endless sports opportunities in one of the top programs in the state, etc., etc. For a high school with only about 600 kids in grades 9-12, the variety and quality of this place is simply amazing. Don't currently offer AP certified courses (because of a philosophical conflict with the academic limitations it presents) but should initiate them soon to maximize opportunities to enter top colleges, many of which tend to overemphasize the importance of AP accreditation. Only drawback I've seen is a weakness in the guidance office but this is being improved. All in all, a fantastic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

amazing teachers and kids, great at sports, arts and everything, great class rooms and huge gym, library, auditorium, and cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Amazingly good at the arts and sports. Responsive to parents about academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

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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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

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51%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students61%
Female62%
Male61%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students77%
Female92%
Male66%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)16%
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students40%
Female50%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities44%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Writing

All Students64%
Female86%
Male47%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students40%
Female30%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students72%
Female80%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%

Science

All Students36%
Female35%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities40%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant36%

Writing

All Students47%
Female55%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities53%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 94% 93%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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930 Gallison Hill Rd
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 229-0321

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