School Details

Rockport High School

24 Jerden's Ln, Rockport, MA 01966
(978) 546-1234
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 305 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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91%
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88%
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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
  • Rockport School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
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
  • Rockport School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Rockport High School is a public high school in Rockport. The principal of Rockport High School is Charles Symonds. 305 students attend Rockport High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the 305 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Rockport High School is 13:1. Gloucester High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 92%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    Lacks activities. Lacks professional coaches for sports. Lacks school team spirit. Lacks challenging my kids educationally even though they are in honors - And the principal is the worst... There isn't enough space to write the problems due to his lack of follow through and inability to listen to parents kids and staff. You can even ask the teachers in private of course. Mention his name they just frown and shake their heads. And the school lacks social services for kids and families BIG time.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is an 8th grader and we are about to leave. Core class education is good however small school favoritism is evident. Seems like the same students chosen for roles in plays in athletics. Limited afterschool activities and I don't see much parent participation at the middle school. Maybe that's normal. May be due to vision and/or lack money. They have a new superintendent - maybe there will be improvements. Either great teachers or poor teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school does very little to help the students that are floundering. There seems to be great favoritism toward the ones who succeed with little effort. My child came home one semester with all failing grades(her own fault ) but not one teacher contacted me to let me know what was going on. Progress reports are only sent via e-mail and if you don't have an e-maill address or haven't signed up then no effort is made to contact you.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my wife and daughter('07) have graduated from RHS. High % of 'highly qualified' teachers and good standardized test scores. Every student has an opportunity to fit in here. Opportunities abound for AP offerings student activities sports etc. Each teacher learned about my daughters abilities and pushed her to excel. I am thrilled to have had my daughter have her HS experience at RHS.

  • (8 years ago)

    The benefits of it being such a small school like small classes and the teachers knowing all the students are equally as big a problem for the school. If a student struggles or gets in trouble even once word travels incredibly fast not just through the school but throughout the town and that student can almost be 'marked'. The system can be as supportive as it is challenging. Parents are very involved as teachers and coaches which again can be positive and negative. Favoritism and as other parents stated 'pigeon-holing' is quite evident.Teacher quality seems to run the extremes either really great or really awful. Students with learning issues and those that excel in school do well but the average student unless self-motivated can easily flounder and/or fail with support often coming too little to late. Sports are no-cut but playing time is not always based on ability. Music program is great. Extra-curriculars are limited.

  • (10 years ago)

    Could be a very good school there are some excellant teachers but all of the pitfalls of a small school system are glaring in this school fronm pigeon-holing kids parents working as coaches favoritism and on and on and nobody seems willing to take a good look at them. On the other hand the some of the advantages of a small system are there they just do not compensate for the disadvantages.

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