District/School Report Cards

Report cards answer important questions about a school’s overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment, teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.  Click here for our district and school report cards.

In this report, you will find the following important information about our schools:

Student Enrollment and Teacher Quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under and emergency license or waiver
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Student Assessment and Teacher Quality: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the MCAS tests a compared to the district and the state.

School and District Accountability Information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information about

  • Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Level 5.
  • School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades.
  • Progress and Performance Index (PPI):
    • The PPI is a number that indicates our schools’ progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, in or other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.

For more information, please contact Carol Jacobs, Superintendent of Schools; Mr. Peter Lucia, Principal, GMHS; Mrs. Margaret Maher Principal, Penn Brook, or Mr. Collin MacDonald, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for GPS.