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2015 Massachusetts District Report Card Overview
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT (03480000)
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
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
%41
29
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
%515152-
414139-
31323433
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  51.0  48.0
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
25,254955,844
Our districtMassachusetts
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
12,478 49.4
251,026 26.3
Students with disabilities
4,957 19.3
165,060 17.1
English language learners
8,855 35.1
81,146 8.5


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

General information
Our district
Massachusetts
Teachers (#)
1,809.7
71,886.8
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
98.7
95.4
Average class size (#)
18.7
18.0
Student : teacher ratio
14.0 to 1
13.3 to 1


How is our district doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our district
Massachusetts
2015 Attendance rate (%)
94.7
94.7
2015 Average days absent per student (#)
8.8
9.0
2015 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
14.7
12.9
Discipline


2015 In-school suspension rate (%)
2.8
1.8
2015 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
5.0
2.9
High school completion
Our district
Massachusetts
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 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 606Insufficient data
Belmont Street CommunityElementary School 548Level 2
Wawecus Road SchoolElementary School 152Level 2
Woodland AcademyElementary School 613Level 3
Burncoat StreetElementary School 218Level 3
CanterburyElementary School 377Level 3
Chandler Elementary CommunityElementary School 457Level 1
Chandler MagnetElementary School 473Level 3
City ViewElementary School 521Level 3
Clark St CommunityElementary School 289Level 3
Columbus ParkElementary School 459Level 1
Flagg StreetElementary School 413Level 1
Elm Park CommunityElementary School 488Level 4
Goddard School/Science TechnicalElementary School 484Level 3
Gates LaneElementary School 681Level 2
Grafton StreetElementary School 384Level 3
Heard StreetElementary School 285Level 2
Jacob Hiatt MagnetElementary School 457Level 2
Lake ViewElementary School 289Level 1
Lincoln StreetElementary School 276Level 3
May StreetElementary School 329Level 2
Francis J McGrath ElementaryElementary School 291Level 3
Midland StreetElementary School 244Level 1
Nelson PlaceElementary School 486Level 2
Norrback AvenueElementary School 584Level 1
QuinsigamondElementary School 795Level 3
Rice SquareElementary School 428Level 3
RooseveltElementary School 675Level 3
Worcester Arts Magnet SchoolElementary School 404Level 1
TatnuckElementary School 413Level 1
Thorndyke RoadElementary School 362Level 2
Union Hill SchoolElementary School 449Level 1
West TatnuckElementary School 355Level 1
Vernon Hill SchoolElementary School 549Level 3
Burncoat Middle SchoolMiddle School 582Level 3
Forest Grove MiddleMiddle School 931Level 2
Worcester East MiddleMiddle School 788Level 3
Sullivan MiddleMiddle School 848Level 3
Burncoat Senior HighHigh School 1,000Level 3
Doherty Memorial HighHigh School 1,442Level 3
North HighHigh School 1,361Level 3
South High CommunityHigh School 1,323Level 3
Worcester Technical HighHigh School 1,404Level 1
University Pk Campus SchoolMiddle-High School or K-12 244Level 2
Claremont AcademyMiddle-High School or K-12 497Level 3

To view our district'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