School Details

New Mission High School

67 Alleghany St, Roxbury, MA 02120
(617) 635-6437
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 258 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

92%
79%
91%
86%
64%
80%
66%
49%
71%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
59%
73%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCASSTE)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Mission High School is a public high school in Boston. The principal of New Mission High School is Naia Wilson. 258 students go to New Mission High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 81% of the 258 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Mission High School is 12:1. Boston Latin School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 61% 34%
Hispanic 34% 43%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 8%
Multiracial 0.4% 2%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    I think New Mission High Schoo is great. It is a small school and this is where the Teachers and Principal really takes time with the students. My son use to attend New Mission he started off not really on a good note but the staff and Principal realy worked with him. The Principal also was available for any reason. I recommend this school highly. Keep it up New Mission! Your the best.

  • (4 years ago)

    Parents do not be fooled! They are good with parent involvement but at the end of the day students need to score well on standardized test like the SAT and MCAS the students here score poorly even the ones that have good grades. There is simply not enough resources and there made-up curriculum is simply not good enough!!! I attended Mission High got excellent grades and struggled to get into the Universities of my choice (me and several other top scoring students) Do NOT send your kids here!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The Reason i love New Mission is because they take the time to help the kids when they are in need. they comunicate with us the parents and the most important part is the my child loves going to the school because of the teachers . my daughter has a learning problem and they help her out alot .she has improved alot thank you New Mission

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school in terms of teachers recognizing students of color teaching them how to cope with reality.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attends this school. The teachers are caring and supportive. Every semester you meet with your childs teacher and your child explains what they have learned during that semester. The school stresses parent envolvement.If you want to be involved in your childs education. This is the school for your child. If you don't have time to come to the school every semester this is not the school for your child. There are also extra curriculum activitys like cheerleading basketball football ect small classes 0 level of tolerence for violence. excellent learning enviroment. I highly recommend this high school

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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