Joseph Case High School

70 School St, Swansea, MA 02777
(508) 675-7483
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 587 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Swansea School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
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77%
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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.
81%
76%
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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
  • Swansea School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Joseph Case High School is a public high school in Swansea. The principal of Joseph Case High School is Brian McCann. 587 students attend Joseph Case High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 18% of the 587 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Joseph Case High School is 13:1. Swansea Wood School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    A lot of school-wide pride and a caring and dedicated faculty. Case has a fantastic academic program to prepare students for post-secondary education. They have wonderful athletic programs and an amazing theater department. Just a great great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great math and science program - A level one school . Math team has won their conference last 7 years and is always in the sate quater or semi finals. A very underrated school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has scored advanced on MCAS and received a perfect score on physics MCAS. Good school . You get what you put into it. Very little behavior problems.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Case is fantastic. The faculty has really worked hard to make it a great place for their students. The staff is professional they provide a sound curriculum for all students whethers the lowest level or highest. My daughters received an excellent education there and they are now both succeeding in the college careers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both the AP and Honors programs are great....but what I like best about Case is the Drama Dept......nearly three quarters of the student body is involved. If you want to belong to an exeptional group who welcomes all join Drama.

  • (6 years ago)

    the conditions of this school is deplorable and the staff is less than satisfactory

  • (7 years ago)

    the honors program and advanced placement at case is terrific the Drama dept is exceptional

  • (8 years ago)

    If you want to experience anxiety depression ostracism to mention a few send your child to Case. It's become a military school...the only difference is they are selective as to who they pick on. Their nasty rules only apply to the 'average' student. If you have an A-B child you may just make it out alive after your 4 years are over...unless you have more than 1 child. I'll be happy to share stories about the devastation some of the staff has brought not only to the life of my child but to my whole family. I feel as if I'm living in one of those 'Lifetime Movies.' You know the one where the child is abused and the parent goes on a rampage to save his/her life? Again the only difference is that there is no happy ending here....perhaps after graduation.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child was recently enrolled at Case. Due to a move to Fall river he had to transfer to Durfee. That was a few monthes ago and I am now looking to move back to Swansea. I feel the educational experience he received at Case was much more involved in the actual teaching of students rather than dealing with the disruptions in the classes that my son now attends. Also Case has a 'normal' school year with main classes like math all year. Durfee has 4 quarters like other schools but each quarter has a whole different set of classes. I do wish Case had more extracurricular activities. Parental involvement seemed a lot important at Case than it seems to be at Durfee also. We can't wait to go back!!

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