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2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
WORCESTER EAST MIDDLE (03480420)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 420 Grafton Street , Worcester, MA 01604
Rose M Dawkins, Principal Phone: 508.799.3430
Grades Served: 06,07,08 Website: http://wems.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
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
76.779.983.483.8
52.454.356.858.2
55.852.452.455.6
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   53.0    43.0
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
79125,076953,429
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
508 64.2
1,644 52.0
42,711 24.6
Students with disabilities
14318.1
667 21.1
30,100 17.3
English language learners
310 39.2
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 (#)
57.2
247.9
13,823.9
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
100.0
96.8
Average class size (#)
20.1
18.9
19.0
Student : teacher ratio
13.8 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 (%)
94.7
95.1
95.6
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
8.7
8.4
7.7
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
17.1
13.3
9.6
Discipline



2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
7.3
2.2
2.5
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
13.5
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?
Worcester East Middle School and The Academy of Science, Technology, and Health serves approximately 830 middle school students from Worcester’s North Quadrant. Seventy two percent of the students at Worcester East Middle School are members of an ethnic minority and 48% speak a first language other than English. Additionally, some students may have a parent or grandparent who was a former student. Each student makes a unique contribution.
The Academy of Science, Technology, and Health is an Innovation school, which opened in 2011 is housed on the third floor of Worcester East Middle School. With approximately 300 students in grades 6th through 8th, the Academy focus provides students with opportunities to study the sciences, health, and technology and explore various careers in health science, animal science, and technology. Each year selected students have the opportunity to get practical experience at Tufts veterinarian school in a one week internship. Grade 8 students who desire to pursue a career in medicine have the opportunity to take a high school health course and receive high school credit.
Worcester East Middle School is organized around small learning communities (teams) to support the middle school learner. Each team has its own separate identity with its own area of the building and special activities. A sustained instructional focus on active reading, critical thinking, and written response across all content areas has been at the center of the school’s instructional focus. With the acquisition of new technology students are able to experience learning in such a way that they will be ready for the 21st century workplace.
Worcester East Middle School and The Academy of Science, Technology, and Health provide students with the following programs and services: Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes, World Language-Spanish, Algebra, and Health. Some of the after-school programs include: Robotics, Art Club, Writing Club, Intramurals and Let’s Go- outdoor activities.
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