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This school is rated about average in school quality compared to other schools in Massachusetts. Students here perform above average on state tests, ... More are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, and more information about this school can be found below.

Academics

8/10

Test scores

Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school... More serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Subject
% Proficient
English
69%
State avg: 49%
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Math
58%
State avg: 48%
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Science
72%
State avg: 53%
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3/10

Student progress

This rating measures how much students at this school improved from one year to the next, compared to students with similar proficiency levels at other schools in the state.

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity

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Students

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White
72%
Hispanic
9%
Asian
8%
Black
7%
Two or more races
4%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%

Teachers & staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
12 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
271 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percentage of teachers with 3 or more years experience
91%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood

85 Park Avenue Extension
Arlington, MA 02474
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Last modified: February 18, 2019
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