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2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
NORTH HIGH (03480515)
Worcester Public School District (03480000) 140 Harrington Way , Worcester, MA 01604
Lisa Dyer, Principal Phone: 508.799.3370
Grades Served: 09,10,11,12 Website: http://north.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 - Persistently low graduation rate for one or more groups - 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?

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
87.883.587.189.5
72.366.464.069.9
70.866.366.872.1
High Schools in our district
92.590.792.793.1
81.579.479.580.4
77.276.677.779.3
High Schools in MA
97.096.296.996.9
90.590.290.190.0
88.388.188.589.4


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   43.0    37.0
High Schools in our district  53.0  52.0
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
1,33525,076953,429
Our
school
High Schools in our districtHigh Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
739 55.4
3,044 46.5
59,120 22.9
Students with disabilities
32924.6
1,330 20.3
41,910 16.2
English language learners
458 34.3
1,661 25.4
15,252 5.9


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 (#)
94.6
483.6
20,394.8
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
98.3
99.4
96.4
Average class size (#)
14.8
15.1
15.9
Student : teacher ratio
14.1 to 1
13.5 to 1
12.7 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

High Schools in our district
High Schools in MA
2016 Attendance rate (%)
90.3
92.2
93.5
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
15.6
13.0
11.1
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
30.9
23.7
17.7
Discipline



2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
3.8
7.3
3.6
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
4.4
6.0
4.5
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2014 5-year graduation rate (%)
76.3
82.5
88.5
2015 4-year graduation rate (%)
77.6
80.8
87.3
2015 annual dropout rate (%)
1.8
1.7
1.9
2014 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
53.2
65.0
76.2
2016 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
30.9
44.4
40.6
2016 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
17.8
31.8
66.5
2016 SAT average score - Reading
400
437
509
2016 SAT average score - Writing
384
426
497
2016 SAT average score - Math
409
451
522
2015 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
0.0
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?
North High School expects all students to become proficient readers, writers and problem solvers and to persevere through the learning process. We have a dedicated staff that supports all students to become college and career ready by graduation. Our school houses 4 small learning academies; Ninth grade Exploratory Academy, The School of Social Systems and Justice, The Health Science Academy, and The School of Technology and Business. Our after school programs include: college and career readiness workshops, leadership training, QCC college courses, photography, dance, art, yoga, homework help, athletics and ESL classes for parents. Our school building is only six years old and is well equipped with technological resources.
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