One of Massachusetts’ public high schools has a 97 percent graduation rate and a dropout rate of less than .02 percent (3 out of 1,323 students). It ranks among the highest percentage of students scoring advanced or proficient in the 2011 MCAS assessments (97% in Language Skills; 85% in Math; and 91% in Science.) The school valedictorian is headed to M.I.T. this fall and over 70% of the senior class is on its way to college.
The school posting this incredible set of outcomes is Shawsheen Technical High School in Billerica. Shawsheen is a vocational high school producing the next generation of skilled craftsmen and talented technicians for local private employers all through the region.
Posted by Marie, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm Marie is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Sounds like a great school.
Palo Alto's high schools might have a slightly higher dropout rate but still very low. And they have a much higher rate of kids attending college - well over 90% I think. It was 95% when my kids graduated, 80% to four year schools. So I think we should be very proud of our local high schools as well.