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2015 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (02810000)
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
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.

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
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?

In 2015, approximately half of Massachusetts' students in grades 3-8 took PARCC ELA and mathematics tests. The remaining students, including students in grade 10, participated in ELA and mathematics MCAS tests. All students in grades 5, 8, and 10 took science MCAS tests.

Students scoring Met Expectations or above on Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in grades 3-8, 2015.

English language artsMathematics
2015
2015
Our District
%31
25
Massachusetts
%60
52


Students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in grades 3-8 & 10, 2012-2014, and grade 10 in 2015.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
2012201320142015
Our District
%414041-
283233-
21232223
Massachusetts
%696969-
596160-
54535554


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

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our district  39.0  41.0
Massachusetts  50.0  50.0

*Transitional SGPs are displayed for districts that participated in PARCC in 2015. Transitional SGPs are generated using current PARCC and prior MCAS scores.

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

Total enrollment
Our district
Massachusetts
25,645955,844
Our districtMassachusetts
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
17,330 67.6
251,026 26.3
Students with disabilities
5,056 19.5
165,060 17.1
English language learners
4,421 17.2
81,146 8.5


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

General information
Our district
Massachusetts
Teachers (#)
1,985.4
71,886.8
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
92.6
95.4
Average class size (#)
17.1
18.0
Student : teacher ratio
12.9 to 1
13.3 to 1


How is our district doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our district
Massachusetts
2015 Attendance rate (%)
92.9
94.7
2015 Average days absent per student (#)
11.7
9.0
2015 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
22.7
12.9
Discipline


2015 In-school suspension rate (%)
3.2
1.8
2015 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
8.7
2.9
High school completion
Our district
Massachusetts
2013 5-year graduation rate (%)
59.5
87.7
2014 4-year graduation rate (%)
61.6
86.1
2014 annual dropout rate (%)
7.2
2.0
2013 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
67.4
76.6
2015 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
29.4
39.7
2015 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
23.1
66.3
2015 SAT average score - Reading
383
508
2015 SAT average score - Writing
373
497
2015 SAT average score - Math
395
521
2014 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
79.3
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 district?



What are our schools' accountability and assistance levels?

SchoolSchool typeStudent enrollmentAccountability &
assistance level

Margaret C EllsEarly Elementary School 222Insufficient data
Springfield Public Day Elementary SchoolElementary School 55Insufficient data
Edward P. Boland SchoolElementary School 831Level 3
Thomas M BallietElementary School 329Level 3
Samuel BowlesElementary School 331Level 3
Milton Bradley SchoolElementary School 559Level 4
BrightwoodElementary School 371Level 3
Elias BrookingsElementary School 330Level 3
Daniel B BruntonElementary School 467Level 1
William N. DeBerryElementary School 292Level 4
Hiram L DormanElementary School 333Level 3
Rebecca M JohnsonElementary School 812Level 3
GlenwoodElementary School 285Level 3
Glickman ElementaryElementary School 324Level 3
Frank H FreedmanElementary School 292Level 2
Frederick HarrisElementary School 598Level 2
Homer StreetElementary School 469Level 3
Indian Orchard ElementaryElementary School 694Level 3
Kensington International SchoolElementary School 364Level 2
LibertyElementary School 284Level 3
LincolnElementary School 417Level 3
Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial SchoolElementary School 353Insufficient data
Mary M LynchElementary School 276Level 1
Mary O PottengerElementary School 451Level 3
Mary M WalshElementary School 292Level 3
Sumner AvenueElementary School 555Level 3
Arthur T TalmadgeElementary School 287Level 2
Alice B Beal ElementaryElementary School 244Level 1
WarnerElementary School 315Level 2
WashingtonElementary School 542Level 3
White StreetElementary School 349Level 1
German Gerena Community SchoolElementary School 710Level 3
Alfred G. Zanetti Montessori Magnet SchoolElementary-Middle School 400Level 1
John J Duggan MiddleMiddle School 588Level 4
Forest Park MiddleMiddle School 679Level 4
John F Kennedy MiddleMiddle School 520Level 4
M Marcus Kiley MiddleMiddle School 672Level 4
Van Sickle Middle SchoolMiddle School 903Level 4
Springfield Public Day Middle SchoolMiddle School 58Insufficient data
STEM Middle AcademyMiddle School 292Level 3
South End Middle SchoolMiddle School 291Insufficient data
Balliet Middle SchoolMiddle School 52Insufficient data
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (North)Middle School 295Level 4
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (South)Middle School 262Level 4
Chestnut Accelerated Middle School (Talented and Gifted)Middle School 243Level 4
Conservatory of the ArtsMiddle School 120Insufficient data
Springfield Central HighHigh School 1,993Level 3
High School Of CommerceHigh School 1,446Level 4
Springfield High School of Science and TechnologyHigh School 1,360Level 4
Springfield Public Day High SchoolHigh School 117Insufficient data
Liberty Preparatory AcademyHigh School 21Insufficient data
Early College High SchoolHigh School 44Insufficient data
Springfield High SchoolHigh School 133Insufficient data
Gateway to College at Holyoke Community CollegeHigh School 22Insufficient data
Gateway to College at Springfield Technical Community CollegeHigh School 55Insufficient data
Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical AcademyHigh School 1,357Level 3
The Springfield Renaissance School an Expeditionary Learning SchoolMiddle-High School or K-12 689Level 3

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