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2014 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
GUILMETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (01490025)
Lawrence Public School District (01490000) 80 Bodwell St , Lawrence, MA 01841
Melissa Spash, Principal Phone: 978.722.8270
Grades Served: 05,06,07,08 Website: http://www.lawrence.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 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
Our district
Level5
Chronically underperforming district

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 studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Low income studentsDid Not Meet Target
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?

Percentage of students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), 2011-2014.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
Our school
%39373947
22182936
10101317
Middle Schools in our district
%43444450
24243538
8151519
Middle Schools in MA
%75737374
55565755
43464345


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   48.0    55.0
Middle Schools in our district  52.0  57.0
Middle 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
51913,504955,739
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
497 95.8
2,746 93.1
62,370 35.3
Students with disabilities
12123.3
565 19.2
30,768 17.4
English language learners
75 14.5
553 18.8
9,351 5.3


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 (#)
37.1
225.5
13,501.4
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
96.8
92.1
95.6
Average class size (#)
19.7
21.4
19.2
Student : teacher ratio
14.0 to 1
13.1 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 (%)
96.1
95.6
95.5
Average days absent per student (#)
6.5
7.4
7.9
Discipline



2014 In-school suspension rate (%)
10.9
6.7
2.9
2014 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
9.3
8.3
5.1
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2012 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
64.1
87.5
2013 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
61.3
85.0
2013 annual dropout rate (%)
-
5.8
2.2
2012 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
74.1
75.6
2014 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
22.6
35.6
2014 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
37.1
68.4
2014 SAT average score - Reading
-
390
508
2014 SAT average score - Writing
-
383
499
2014 SAT average score - Math
-
400
523
2013 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
100.0
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?
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