This report card contains information required by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) for our school and district including: teacher qualifications; student achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS); school/district accountability; Enrollment and Educator Data.
A highly qualified teacher is defined as a teacher holding a Massachusetts teaching license at the Preliminary, Initial, or Professional level AND demonstrating subject matter competency in the areas they teach. Core academic areas include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. (Notes: Charter schools are not required to hire licensed teachers; self-contained classroom courses have been weighted to reflect the core academic courses within them.)
High Poverty Schools are schools in the top quartile of poverty in the State. Low Poverty Schools are in the bottom quartile of poverty in the State.