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2013 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
ROBERT H. ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (01360305)
Holliston Public School District (01360000) 323 Woodland Street , Holliston, MA 01746
Peter J Botelho, Principal Phone: 508.429.0657
Grades Served: 06,07,08 Website: http://adams.holliston.k12.ma.us/

Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. This report card overview answers important questions about our school's performance. For the complete report card containing additional data contact the school's principal or visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu.



How is our school doing overall?
Accountability and assistance levels
Our school
Level2
Not meeting gap narrowing goals
Our district
Level2
One or more schools in the district classified into Level 2

Most schools are assigned a level from 1-5, with those meeting their proficiency gap-narrowing goals in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Levels 4 and 5. A district is typically assigned a level based on the level of its lowest performing school. Placing schools and districts into levels helps districts know which schools need more support, and helps the state know which districts need the most assistance. More information is available here: http://www.mass.gov/ese/accountability.

School percentile

School percentiles (1-99) indicate how a school is performing overall compared to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school's percentile is below.

Percentile
Lowest performingHighest performing

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All studentsMet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Low income students-
Students with disabilitiesDid Not Meet Target
English language learners & former ELLs-



How does our school's achievement over time compare to the district and the state?

Percentage of students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), 2010-2013.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2010201120122013
2010201120122013
2010201120122013
Our school
%87889091
72737678
53556655
Middle Schools in our district
%87888991
72727578
53546655
Middle Schools in MA
%74757373
55555657
44434643


How does our school's growth compare to the district and the state?

Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. Growth between 40 and 60 is considered typical. SGPs above 60 represent better than typical gains, while SGPs below 40 indicate lower than typical gains. Our school's median SGPs for 2013 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   64.0    54.0
Middle Schools in our district  57.0  56.0
Middle Schools in MA  51.0  51.0


How does our school's enrollment compare to the district and the state?

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
6572,820954,773
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
26 4.0
26 4.0
60,523 34.7
Students with disabilities
11417.4
114 17.4
30,358 17.4
English language learners
6 0.9
6 0.9
9,055 5.2


How do our school's teachers and classrooms compare to the district and the state?

General information
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
52.0
52.0
13,304.2
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
92.7
92.7
97.8
Average class size (#)
13.3
13.3
19.3
Student : teacher ratio
12.6 to 1
12.6 to 1
13.1 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
Attendance rate (%)
96.2
96.2
93.4
Average days absent per student (#)
6.8
6.8
11.2
Discipline



In-school suspension rate (%)
0.6
0.6
2.8
Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
1.5
1.5
5.7
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2011 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
97.8
86.3
2012 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
97.8
84.7
2012 annual dropout rate (%)
-
0.0
2.5
2013 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
35.4
35.2
Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
92.8
68.8
SAT average score - Reading
-
535
507
SAT average score - Writing
-
534
501
SAT average score - Math
-
556
522
MassCore* - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
96.9
68.4
*MassCore: 4 years of English & math, 3 years of history & lab-based science, 2 years of a foreign language, 1 year of arts & 5 additional "core" courses

To view our school's complete report card and for more information about report card data, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu.
Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education