School Details

Seekonk High School

261 Arcade Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771
(508) 336-7272
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 676 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Seekonk School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
85%
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
  • Seekonk School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Seekonk High School is a public high school in Seekonk. The principal of Seekonk High School is Marcia McGovern. 676 students attend Seekonk High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 13% of the 676 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Seekonk High School is 14:1. East Providence High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers care. As with any school you have your bullies but SHS really puts forth effort in trying to control it. they have speakers come to the school to talk to both parents and students and I feel it is very helpful.

  • (5 years ago)

    School has gone downhill since the last principal (Pat Connors) left. I graduated 2 years ago and as of 2007 the emphasis was on administration having total rigid control over students and faculty. This has come at the expense of turning what used to be a casual and comfortable learning environment into something resembling a boot camp. Aside from those issues education is above average compared to other area schools. Teachers are good classes are well-structured and crime is relatively low.

  • (7 years ago)

    Not completely impressed. Great exracurricular activities. Like other posters said some teachers actually care some just show up and do nothing more than what they are being paid to do. Parent involvement is average. Safety and discipline is above average if there is a problem in the school it is solved immediately. I am going to have to give the school a two because the teachers aren't that great and if there isn't good teachers it makes it more difficult to learn.

  • (7 years ago)

    Some teachers are good some are bad. Theres alot of sports if that your thing but extracurricular activities are pretty much limited to that. The classes are nothing special. The real problem is that there is no freedom at this school to do anything. The principal keeps making up ridiculous rules and takes our privliges away and we end up not being able to do anything. Which is why i'm giving this school 1 star. I can't bring myself to even give it 2.

  • (7 years ago)

    Like the last poster said some teachers really care but some teachers are just there for fun don't really care about how the kids are doing. Most teachers want to get into your life make sure your ok checking how a team is doing. Parent involvment isn't that good or that bad parents aren't really getting to help out our school. The extracurricular activity is decent like the one guy said you have all these sports and then some but sports cost money and the activities he listed you hve to be good at stuff like math law being helpful to others and know how to play instruments. But the special needs program is very good they have at least 15 helpers and about 10 of them i know they put kids first and help them out no matter what.

  • (7 years ago)

    I 100% agree with the poster before me. there are some teachers that really care and put forth effort to help the children learn (Mrs.Cunard Mrs.Fitzgerald and Mrs.Geremia) but others just want there pay check and to go home.

  • (7 years ago)

    My concerns for the school are the special education for the high school is very lacking. If you have a child that has special needs please consider this before high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think they need more Extracurricular activities because not everybody is into the same stuff as the school doesn't cover those Extracurricular activities. The rules and discipline is fair. Teacher quality is great teacher are very social with the students and try to give extra help to those in need. They have few academic program just the usual you would see in a school. Some of the extracurricular activities Mock trial peer leader ship student consil math team fench club drama club band and not much more. They have some sports like football basketball baseball swimming track volleyball feild hockey and not much more.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful principal who is well respected by students staff and community. But unfortunately she just left for another job. But the school is in great shape. Athletics and extracurriculars are strong. Band program is very impressive. Academics are good but there are some problems. The Math Department seems a little weak and the MCAS scores show this. College placements of graduates are very impressive. Overall I am very happy with the school. I am not sure of parent involvement but I have never considered this to be important in the evaluation of a school.

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