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2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
BURNCOAT SENIOR HIGH (03480503)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 179 Burncoat Street , Worcester, MA 01606
William Foley, Principal Phone: 508.799.3300
Grades Served: 09,10,11,12 Website: http://burncoathigh.worcesterschools.org

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 full 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. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.



How is our school doing overall?
Accountability and assistance levels
Our school
Level3
Among lowest performing 20% of schools and subgroups - Persistently low graduation rate for one or more groups - Low assessment participation (Less than 95%)
Our district
Level4
One or more schools in the district classified into Level 4

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 studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilitiesDid Not Meet Target
English language learners & former ELLsDid Not Meet Target


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

The transitional Composite Performance Index (CPI) is a number from 1-100 that represents the extent to which all students are progressing toward proficiency in a given subject. When all students demonstrate proficiency on MCAS and/or PARCC tests, the CPI will be 100. Our school's transitional CPIs for 2013-2016 are below.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
Our school
91.289.092.891.6
80.879.477.378.3
73.775.073.577.1
High Schools in our district
92.590.792.793.1
81.579.479.580.4
77.276.677.779.3
High Schools in MA
97.096.296.996.9
90.590.290.190.0
88.388.188.589.4


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

Transitional Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our school's median SGPs for 2016 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   44.0    52.0
High Schools in our district  53.0  52.0
High Schools in MA  50.0  50.0




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

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
1,02625,076953,429
Our
school
High Schools in our districtHigh Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
475 46.3
3,044 46.5
59,120 22.9
Students with disabilities
26025.3
1,330 20.3
41,910 16.2
English language learners
271 26.4
1,661 25.4
15,252 5.9


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

General information
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
74.9
483.6
20,394.8
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
99.1
99.4
96.4
Average class size (#)
15.3
15.1
15.9
Student : teacher ratio
13.7 to 1
13.5 to 1
12.7 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
2016 Attendance rate (%)
91.1
92.2
93.5
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
14.6
13.0
11.1
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
28.3
23.7
17.7
Discipline



2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.0
7.3
3.6
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
11.4
6.0
4.5
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2014 5-year graduation rate (%)
78.7
82.5
88.5
2015 4-year graduation rate (%)
81.0
80.8
87.3
2015 annual dropout rate (%)
2.1
1.7
1.9
2014 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
66.3
65.0
76.2
2016 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
50.6
44.4
40.6
2016 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
26.1
31.8
66.5
2016 SAT average score - Reading
452
437
509
2016 SAT average score - Writing
446
426
497
2016 SAT average score - Math
457
451
522
2015 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
0.0
0.0
72.3
*Postsecondary enrollment data includes any student enrolling in an institution of higher education within 16 months of earning a high school diploma
**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

What else should you know about our school?
Burncoat High School is the Fine Arts Magnet school for the city of Worcester. Students from throughout the district are provided the opportunity to attend Burncoat High for the sake of specializing in music (vocal and/ or orchestral), theater, dance or visual arts. Each of these programs can serve as a pathway for those students who intend to explore the post-secondary and career options within their chosen discipline. In addition to the fine arts program, Burncoat High School has a very well developed Automotive Technology department. In partnership with the Automotive Technology department from Quinsigamond Community College, we offer students a pathway which prepares them for post-secondary education and training in preparation for a career in the auto tech field. Lastly, Burncoat High also proudly offers students 16 different Advanced Placement courses in preparation for post-secondary education.
To view our school's full report card, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.
Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education