School Details

High School of Commerce

415 State St, Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 787-7220
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1123 students 13 students/teacher ( avg is )

Test Scores by grade

65%
71%
39%
43%
7%
25%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Springfield School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
41%
39%
33%
7%
22%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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.
23%
31%
20%
24%

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

In 2013-2014 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 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 2014
  • Springfield School District average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

High School of Commerce is a public high school. The principal of High School of Commerce is Charles Collins. 1,123 children attend High School of Commerce and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 83% of the 1,123 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at High School of Commerce is 13:1. Liberty Preparatory Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 14%
Hispanic 65% 60%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 21%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.02%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 86%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has a very good ROTCH program and it has the IB Diploma program. One thing this school is suffering from is a lack of motivated students and leadership needs to take responsibility and find better ways to solve the schools attendance issues some students have so many issues and no control over them and it often time affects the students ability to learn and make progress. There are very good leaders/teachers/classsed...and then there are those that are not so.... the school but the whole infrastructure is falling apart. I regret not switching my school to Central early on in HS life. I hated commerce but I HAD A SUPPORT SYSTEM IN COMMERCE between FACULTY and STAFF! if you are a TROUBLED student sticking it out at commerce find some HELP and SUPPORT. Take advantage of who IS there. I AM A STUDENT SUBMITTING THIS NOT A PARENT!

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is a great school they have a great ROTC program that i personally think all students should try Its not the teachers falt that the parents dont take comtrol of their kids their not troubled kids the Parents need to step their game up and be on their child.

  • (7 years ago)

    i personally love commerce the classes are fun..and yet we learn all around but i do agree with the attendance it is way too strict and many students have failed because of it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Commerce is one high school in Springfield that is suffering from families that don't know how to help their child achieve and from students in great numbers that are satisfied with not achieving. The relationships between teachers and students are mostly bad and many times the teachers act like they are children in how they respond to the students. The administration needs to have some new training on how to turn the school around and make sure that learning is really happening for all students. No time to babysit!

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe the school has too many problems with students. I also believe teachers are not very supportive of problems the students have. I also feel as though the attendence plan is too strict and is depriving some intelligent students of their high school diploma because of situations that they have no control over.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is a great school not only in academics but in its sports section also. The IB program is also a great program and it gives students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and to be able to think like college level courses!

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