Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just
as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report
card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our
school’s report card is available HERE.
The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS
scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on
student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.
Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can
use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing
well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the
information to better understand how to support students and our school.
You will notice on our report card that we are within a few percentage points of the state
average in every category, except MassCore Completion. The main reason for that is, as a
district we have different graduation requirements than the state does. Being close to the state
averages is “OK”, but we are striving for “Outstanding”, not just OK. Our teachers are working
hard, our students are working hard, and families are working hard to support their children.
I believe that more effective communication and collaboration between the school, students,
and their families is the first step towards improving student performance in our school. That,
along with additional Tier 2 supports, like Targeted Intervention will improve our Grade 9
Course-Passing rates, Graduation Rates, and our Post-Secondary Enrollment.
We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as
critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your
Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to
request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,
- Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver,
- The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
- Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school
improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your
child’s classroom teacher, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click HERE to see our district’s
report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit.