Performing & Fine Arts High School

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2/10
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Reviews
1
Grades
9-12
Students
537
Type
Public
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Academics
1/10
Test scores
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Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This suggests that students at this school are likely not performing at grade level.


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English
73%
Math
44%
Science
26%
State avg: 54%
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College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
86%
State avg: 85%
Average SAT score
1167
State avg: 1530
AP course participation
12%
State avg: 17%
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1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

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

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very 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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Students
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Hispanic
91%
White
6%
Black
2%
Asian
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
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Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
261 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
72%
State avg: 86%
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Neighborhood
70 North Parish Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
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Last modified: June 28, 2017
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