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2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
FOREST GROVE MIDDLE (03480415)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 495 Grove Street , Worcester, MA 01605
Mark W Williams, Principal Phone: 508.799.3420
Grades Served: 07,08 Website: http://forestgrove.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
Level2
Not 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. 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
85.286.389.387.5
73.070.274.871.7
64.365.866.663.2
Middle Schools in our district
80.581.883.584.0
62.359.162.264.4
56.058.557.256.7
Middle Schools in MA
88.488.588.288.9
77.876.778.078.5
73.474.774.873.4


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   47.0    46.0
Middle Schools in our district  48.0  46.0
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
98525,076953,429
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
399 40.5
1,644 52.0
42,711 24.6
Students with disabilities
21722.0
667 21.1
30,100 17.3
English language learners
235 23.9
986 31.2
9,867 5.7


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 (#)
67.7
247.9
13,823.9
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
100.0
96.8
Average class size (#)
21.4
18.9
19.0
Student : teacher ratio
14.5 to 1
12.8 to 1
12.6 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
2016 Attendance rate (%)
95.4
95.1
95.6
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
7.9
8.4
7.7
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
10.0
13.3
9.6
Discipline



2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.3
2.2
2.5
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
8.0
11.1
4.2
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2014 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
82.5
88.5
2015 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
80.8
87.3
2015 annual dropout rate (%)
-
1.7
1.9
2014 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
65.0
76.2
2016 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
44.4
40.6
2016 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
31.8
66.5
2016 SAT average score - Reading
-
437
509
2016 SAT average score - Writing
-
426
497
2016 SAT average score - Math
-
451
522
2015 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
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?
The staff at Forest Grove Middle School continues our pursuit to strive for excellence in all we do. We continue to implement our F.O.R.C.E strategy of “focusing on reading comprehension every day", in every classroom. Our teachers are committed to continuing to rigorously foster strong reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in all our students which will enable them to thrive in higher education and prepare for college or career. Our staff provides students with the academic, social, and emotional supports that will allow them to grow in a safe, nurturing environment where they know they are valued. Our goal continues to be developing well-rounded, civic-minded individuals who will grow to be productive members of their communities and the world. As we work toward our goal of having 100% of our students achieving high levels of social academic and socio-emotional growth, our mission is to provide opportunities for students not only to reach those goals, but also obtain valuable skills that can be applied to multiple avenues towards college and career.
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