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2014 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
WORCESTER TECHNICAL HIGH (03480605)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 1 Skyline Drive , Worcester, MA 01605
Kyle John Brenner, Principal Phone: 508.799.1940
Grades Served: 09,10,11,12 Website: http://portal.techhigh.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 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
Level1
Meeting gap narrowing goals
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.

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 studentsMet Target
Low income studentsMet Target
Students with disabilitiesMet 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), 2011-2014.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
Our school
%77889292
74788476
46585957
High Schools in our district
%70788179
61656460
41494847
High Schools in MA
%85899290
78798079
67707271


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. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our school's median SGPs for 2014 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   59.0    60.0
High Schools in our district  53.0  47.0
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
1,35824,562955,739
Our
school
High Schools in our districtHigh Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
878 64.7
4,431 70.9
91,924 35.3
Students with disabilities
21215.6
1,255 20.1
41,929 16.1
English language learners
115 8.5
1,321 21.1
13,354 5.1


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 (#)
115.3
435.4
20,122.7
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
99.4
96.9
Average class size (#)
15.8
14.6
15.9
Student : teacher ratio
11.8 to 1
14.4 to 1
12.9 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
Attendance rate (%)
95.8
92.4
93.6
Average days absent per student (#)
7.5
12.8
11.0
Discipline



2014 In-school suspension rate (%)
2.9
9.4
4.3
2014 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
2.3
10.4
6.6
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2012 5-year graduation rate (%)
97.3
77.6
87.5
2013 4-year graduation rate (%)
95.0
73.4
85.0
2013 annual dropout rate (%)
0.4
3.4
2.2
2012 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
58.8
65.7
75.6
2014 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
14.4
36.9
35.6
2014 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
19.4
34.8
68.4
2014 SAT average score - Reading
430
439
508
2014 SAT average score - Writing
410
431
499
2014 SAT average score - Math
437
460
523
2013 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
0.0
4.5
70.2
*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?
Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) is committed to providing every student with a rigorous course schedule, rich with authentic learning opportunities. The 2016-2017 WTHS School Accountability Plan focuses on improving studentsÂ’ critical thinking skills to improve student outcomes. Additionally, WTHS will focus on integrating STEM initiatives in all technical areas to provide students 21st century skills to ensure they are college and career ready. WTHS administration and faculty are committed to narrowing the achievement gap.
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