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2017 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
Maureen F Binienda, Superintendent
20 Irving Street , Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508.799.3115
Website: http://www.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 district's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the district 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 http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/help/data.aspx.

How is our district doing overall?
Accountability & assistance levels
Students in grades 3-8 participated in 2017 Next Generation MCAS tests - 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.doe.mass.edu/accountability/

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All students-
High needs students-
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilities
English language learners & former ELLs
District determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention
Needs Intervention (NI)

Districts, including single school districts, are assigned a determination of need for special education technical assistance or intervention. These determinations, which are typically based on the district's accountability and assistance level, range from Meets Requirements - Provisional (districts with insufficient data) to Needs Substantial Intervention (Level 5 districts). The determination, which also incorporates compliance measures, helps to identify whether the Department will require districts to take additional actions to support improved outcomes for all children, especially students with disabilities.

How does our district's achievement over time compare to the state?

Next Generation MCAS (Average Scaled Score)

English language arts - Grades 3-8Mathematics - Grades 3-8
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting ExpectationsExceeding Expectations
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting ExpectationsExceeding Expectations
Legacy MCAS (CPI)

The 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 district's CPIs for 2014-2017 are below.

English language arts - Grade 10Mathematics - Grade 10Science - All Grades
Our District
89.6 92.0 92.7 91.7
78.3 78.4 79.6 77.1
96.0 96.7 96.7 96.5
90.0 89.9 89.7 89.9

How does our district's growth compare to the state?

Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our district's median SGPs for 2017 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
Lower growthHigher growth
Our district  50.0  49.0
Massachusetts  50.0  50.0
How does our district's enrollment compare to the state?

Total enrollment
Our district
Our districtMassachusetts
By high needs population


Economically disadvantaged students
14,565 57.2
288,465 30.2
Students with disabilities
4,864 18.8
167,530 17.4
English language learners
8,714 34.2
90,204 9.5

How do our district's teachers and classrooms compare to the state?

General information
Our district
Teachers (#)
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
Average class size (#)
Student : teacher ratio
14.2 to 1
13.2 to 1

How is our district doing on other important measures?

Our district
2017 Attendance rate (%)
2017 Average days absent per student (#)
2017 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)

2017 In-school suspension rate (%)
2017 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
High school completion
Our district
2015 5-year graduation rate (%)
2016 4-year graduation rate (%)
2016 annual dropout rate (%)
2015 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
2017 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
2017 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
2017 SAT average score - Reading
2017 SAT average score - Writing
2017 SAT average score - Math
2016 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
*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 district?
The Worcester Public Schools' Compact states "100 percent of students will be guaranteed a rigorous core curriculum resulting in measurable gains in student learning". It is the promise we make to the students, families, and the Worcester community. Dr. Marco Rodrigues Interim Superintendent, remarks consistently. We are neither satisfied nor complacent, but we are proud of what has been accomplished". We will continue to set high expectations and to deliver high quality teaching and learning to fulfill our promise.
What are our schools' accountability and assistance levels?

SchoolSchool typeStudent enrollmentAccountability &
assistance level

Head StartEarly Elementary School 560Insufficient data
Belmont Street CommunityElementary School 558No level
Wawecus Road SchoolElementary School 147No level
Woodland AcademyElementary School 627No level
Burncoat StreetElementary School 259No level
CanterburyElementary School 376No level
Chandler MagnetElementary School 464No level
City ViewElementary School 497No level
Clark St CommunityElementary School 203Level 3
Columbus ParkElementary School 476No level
Flagg StreetElementary School 404No level
Elm Park CommunityElementary School 499Level 4
Goddard School/Science TechnicalElementary School 517No level
Gates LaneElementary School 596No level
Grafton StreetElementary School 409No level
Heard StreetElementary School 269No level
Jacob Hiatt MagnetElementary School 442No level
Lake ViewElementary School 299No level
Lincoln StreetElementary School 285No level
May StreetElementary School 337No level
Francis J McGrath ElementaryElementary School 299No level
Midland StreetElementary School 242No level
Nelson PlaceElementary School 454No level
Norrback AvenueElementary School 566No level
QuinsigamondElementary School 805No level
Rice SquareElementary School 412No level
RooseveltElementary School 654No level
Worcester Arts Magnet SchoolElementary School 405No level
TatnuckElementary School 385No level
Thorndyke RoadElementary School 376No level
Union Hill SchoolElementary School 521No level
West TatnuckElementary School 341No level
Vernon Hill SchoolElementary School 561No level
Burncoat Middle SchoolMiddle School 563No level
Forest Grove MiddleMiddle School 997No level
Worcester East MiddleMiddle School 816No level
Sullivan MiddleMiddle School 863No level
Burncoat Senior HighHigh School 1,023Level 3
Doherty Memorial HighHigh School 1,555Level 3
North HighHigh School 1,307Level 3
South High CommunityHigh School 1,421Level 3
Worcester Technical HighHigh School 1,389Level 1
University Pk Campus SchoolMiddle - High School or K-12 254No level
Claremont AcademyMiddle - High School or K-12 532No level

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