School Details

Ipswich High School

134 High St, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-3137
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 657 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

94%
93%
91%
88%
86%
80%
79%
78%
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
  • Ipswich School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
71%
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
  • Ipswich School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ipswich High School is a public high school in Town of Ipswich. The principal of Ipswich High School is Barry Cahill. 657 students go to Ipswich High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 11% of the 657 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ipswich High School is 14:1. Pingree School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 92%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.05%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school if you child is gifted or special needs. If your child is middle of the road he or she will just get pushed through the system.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great music and art dept!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent school! The teachers are fantastic!! The school encourages a well rounded student. Athletes are encouraged to participate in the arts as well as have strong academics.

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