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Posted March 7, 2014

A extremmely difficult school board to deal with. Very confrontation in public and in private. The NECAP scores for the school and the district are low and have historically been that way. The district admin. will not address.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

A significant drug and alcohol problem in this school.Each year there are arrests for this issues. The school has had years and years of structual neglect, while a very,very weak school board ignored the issues. The community has little to no understanding of the decay and moral rot, and the ANWSU district office/leadership is old and significantly behind in their thinking. I feel badly for the students coming out of this school as their will not be adequately prepared for the real old outside of the Vermont state boarders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

I have 3 out of 5 attending the high school and the middle school and I would rather they attend another school. The teachers in the MS are great yet the curriculium does not prepare them for highschool mid-terms or exams. This is geared more towards a non-college prepapatory acedemics. Exploratories versus classroom. No curriculim/syllabus handed out for classes for sexual education for the parents to review when asked and for the highschool the teachers rely on the electronic submission or grades without the "real time entry/"being a factor when parents look at the grades when they can get into the system. There is a lack of written correspondence,verbal correspondence when your child is struggling and rewarding kids whom act out with treats or candy when they have been "good" for a period of time. There are some teachers that really do care about the kids though. Wish the administration would practice what they preach about Dress atttire for all as some staff dress inappropriately and do not send student home for violations of the dress code
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Vergennes is a small town with big community spirit! We have the best music program in the state-award winning band and chorus and annual school play directed by former Broadway performers that make this school extra special. There is also a rowing team that competes on Lake Champlain in the fall and spring. In the past two years, the school has had a teacher that won "Teacher of the Year" for the state of Vermont. I am so pleased with the academics there and the dedication of the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

This is one of the best schools I have gone to. And trust me I have gone to a lot ( a lot like 8 of them) and this is the best one out of all 8. The teachers care and whant there students to work. There is a lot of independince here but i you need help they will help you. there are awsome extra cirricular activitys that you can do and there is a thing called voke. Voke is were students that are on a iep or anyother thing can go and experince the things that the wont to do later in life. They also have these for freshmen otherwise they are only for hishschoolers. Middle school activites are limited. You can do clubs and sports. The teachers are fantasctic and I have had some truble with trusting teachers but you can always trust these guys.
—Submitted by a student


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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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The state average for Reading was 73% 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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 30% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students60%
Female72%
Male48%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students77%
Female94%
Male61%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)35%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%

Science

All Students31%
Female40%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities38%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Writing

All Students73%
Female89%
Male56%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Students16%
Female12%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English16%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female53%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
Students without disabilities46%
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

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Student ethnicity

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

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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50 Monkton Rd
Vergennes, VT 05491
Phone: (802) 877-2938

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