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2017 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
Daniel J Warwick, Superintendent
1550 Main Street , Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413.787.7100
Website: http://www.springfieldpublicschools.com

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
87.2 89.2 90.7 89.8
69.2 71.5 70.6 70.4
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  44.0  37.0
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
19,035 74.3
288,465 30.2
Students with disabilities
5,384 20.8
167,530 17.4
English language learners
4,007 15.6
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
12.6 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?
What are our schools' accountability and assistance levels?

SchoolSchool typeStudent enrollmentAccountability &
assistance level

Early Childhood Education CenterEarly Elementary School 144Insufficient data
Margaret C EllsEarly Elementary School 219Insufficient data
Springfield Public Day Elementary SchoolElementary School 54No level
Edward P. Boland SchoolElementary School 788No level
Thomas M BallietElementary School 323No level
Samuel BowlesElementary School 333No level
Milton Bradley SchoolElementary School 576Level 4
BrightwoodElementary School 323No level
Elias BrookingsElementary School 379No level
Daniel B BruntonElementary School 477No level
William N. DeBerryElementary School 298No level
Hiram L DormanElementary School 323No level
Rebecca M JohnsonElementary School 775No level
GlenwoodElementary School 301No level
Glickman ElementaryElementary School 359No level
Frank H FreedmanElementary School 315No level
Frederick HarrisElementary School 594No level
Homer StreetElementary School 436No level
Indian Orchard ElementaryElementary School 666No level
Kensington International SchoolElementary School 306No level
LibertyElementary School 288No level
LincolnElementary School 404No level
Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial SchoolElementary School 332No level
Mary M LynchElementary School 266No level
Mary O PottengerElementary School 446No level
Mary M WalshElementary School 308No level
Sumner AvenueElementary School 576No level
Arthur T TalmadgeElementary School 270No level
Alice B Beal ElementaryElementary School 276No level
WarnerElementary School 279No level
WashingtonElementary School 434No level
White StreetElementary School 449No level
German Gerena Community SchoolElementary School 731No level
Forest Park MiddleMiddle School 714Level 4
John F Kennedy MiddleMiddle School 435Level 4
M Marcus Kiley MiddleMiddle School 643Level 4
Springfield Public Day Middle SchoolMiddle School 56No level
STEM Middle AcademyMiddle School 288No level
South End Middle SchoolMiddle School 246No level
Balliet Middle SchoolMiddle School 46Level 3
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (North)Middle School 298Level 4
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (South)Middle School 317Level 4
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (Talented and Gifted)Middle School 285Level 4
Van Sickle AcademyMiddle School 330Level 4
Van Sickle International BaccalaureateMiddle School 365Level 4
Springfield Central HighHigh School 2,055Level 3
High School Of CommerceHigh School 1,250Level 4
Springfield High School of Science and TechnologyHigh School 1,366Level 4
Springfield Public Day High SchoolHigh School 111Insufficient data
Liberty Preparatory AcademyHigh School 13Insufficient data
Springfield High SchoolHigh School 117Insufficient data
Gateway to College at Holyoke Community CollegeHigh School 27Insufficient data
Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community CollegeHigh School 48Insufficient data
Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical AcademyHigh School 1,442Level 3
Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet SchoolElementary - Middle School 411No level
The Springfield Renaissance School an Expeditionary Learning SchoolMiddle - High School or K-12 713No level
John J Duggan MiddleMiddle - High School or K-12 672Level 4
Conservatory of the ArtsMiddle - High School or K-12 337No level

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