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2015 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
SULLIVAN MIDDLE (03480423)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 140 Apricot Street , Worcester, MA 01603
Josephine A Robertson, Principal Phone: 508.799.3350
Grades Served: 06,07,08 Website: http://sullivan.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 - 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?

Students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), 2012-2015

English language artsMathematicsScience
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
Our school
%51545759
28342731
14161820
Middle Schools in our district
%59586158
34363230
24232522
Middle Schools in MA
%73737474
56575559
46434546


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 2015 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   39.0    29.0
Our district  51.0  48.0
Massachusetts  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
84825,254955,844
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
447 52.7
1,549 49.2
41,552 23.6
Students with disabilities
17720.9
681 21.6
31,057 17.6
English language learners
275 32.4
943 30.0
9,515 5.4


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 (#)
66.8
234.7
13,646.7
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
100.0
96.3
Average class size (#)
23.0
-
-
Student : teacher ratio
12.7 to 1
13.4 to 1
12.9 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
2015 Attendance rate (%)
94.6
95.0
95.4
2015 Average days absent per student (#)
9.3
8.5
8.0
2015 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
14.5
12.7
10.2
Discipline



2015 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.2
2.9
2.4
2015 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
12.4
10.2
4.3
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2013 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
78.7
87.7
2014 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
79.2
86.1
2014 annual dropout rate (%)
-
2.4
2.0
2013 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
67.0
76.6
2015 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
50.8
39.7
2015 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
31.1
66.3
2015 SAT average score - Reading
-
430
508
2015 SAT average score - Writing
-
420
497
2015 SAT average score - Math
-
450
521
2014 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
27.5
72.4
*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?
Sullivan Middle School provides a safe and nurturing environment in which the whole child is educated for successful navigation of a 21st century global society. Pursuant on this goal, students are exposed to a range of activities including the core subjects, music, art, physical education, drama, dance, videography, journalism, and opportunities for positive civic engagement. Through these authentic experiences students are prepared to effectively read, write, and orally respond as measured by the MCAS and MAP assessments.
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