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Improving and declining districts

Here are the schools whose 10th grade scores changed the most from 2005 to 2006. MCAS passing rates in these districts improved or declined at least 5 percentage points compared with 2005. To pass a student must received either "Advanced", "Proficient", or "Needs Improvement". Source: Boston.com, from Massachusetts Department of Education data.

Most improved districts

10th GRADE ENGLISH
District % Passing
2005 2006 Change
Champion Charter, Brockton 50% 74% 24%
North Central Charter, Fitchburg 78% 93% 15%
Boston Public Schools 73% 85% 13%
Cambridge Public Schools 82% 93% 11%
Bourne Public Schools 88% 98% 11%
Westport Community Public Schools 88% 98% 10%
Greater Lowell Vocational, Tyngsborough 80% 90% 10%
North Brookfield Public Schools 90% 100% 10%
Springfield Public Schools 70% 79% 9%
Salem Public Schools 81% 90% 9%
Brockton Public Schools 82% 91% 9%
Greater Lawrence Vocational, Andover 76% 85% 8%
Everett Public Schools 82% 91% 8%
Holbrook Public Schools 85% 93% 8%
Randolph Public Schools 82% 90% 8%
Ware Public Schools 86% 94% 8%
Greenfield Public Schools 86% 94% 8%
New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 83% 91% 8%
Gateway Regional, Huntington 91% 98% 7%
Fairhaven Public Schools 91% 98% 7%
Pathfinder Vocational, Palmer 90% 97% 7%
New Bedford Public Schools 77% 84% 7%
Easthampton Public Schools 91% 98% 7%
Gardner Public Schools 85% 92% 7%
Blue Hills Vocational, Canton 92% 99% 7%
Worcester Public Schools 79% 86% 7%
Winchendon Public Schools 91% 98% 7%
Athol-Royalston Regional 86% 93% 7%
Taunton Public Schools 85% 92% 7%
Southern Worcester Vocational, Charlton 90% 96% 6%
Rockland Public Schools 90% 96% 6%
Tri-County Vocational, Franklin 92% 98% 6%
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional 90% 96% 6%
Carver Public Schools 92% 99% 6%
Lynn Public Schools 79% 85% 6%
Winthrop Public Schools 90% 96% 6%
Minuteman Vocational, Lexington 92% 98% 6%
Lowell Public Schools 80% 86% 6%
Gloucester Public Schools 89% 94% 5%
Bellingham Public Schools 90% 96% 5%
Millbury Public Schools 93% 99% 5%
Holyoke Public Schools 73% 78% 5%
Somerset Public Schools 93% 98% 5%
Franklin County Vocational, Turners Falls 89% 94% 5%
North Reading Public Schools 95% 100% 5%
Attleboro Public Schools 88% 93% 5%
Shawsheen Valley Vocational, Billerica 92% 97% 5%
Hudson Public Schools 92% 97% 5%
Whitman-Hanson Regional, Whitman 90% 94% 5%
Fall River Public Schools 74% 79% 5%
Greater Fall River Vocational 91% 96% 5%
Chicopee Public Schools 83% 88% 5%
Melrose Public Schools 92% 96% 5%
Somerville Public Schools 82% 86% 5%
North Attleborough Public Schools 94% 99% 5%
 
10th GRADE MATH
District % Passing
2005 2006 Change
Essex Agricultural, Hathorne 71% 91% 20%
Cambridge Public Schools 72% 87% 15%
North Central Charter, Fitchburg 70% 84% 14%
Boston Public Schools 67% 78% 11%
Whittier Vocational, Haverhill 85% 96% 11%
Winchendon Public Schools 86% 96% 10%
Blue Hills Vocational, Canton 84% 95% 10%
Codman Academy Charter, Dorchester 75% 85% 10%
Nashoba Valley Vocational, Westford 79% 89% 10%
Rockland Public Schools 77% 87% 10%
Springfield Public Schools 54% 64% 10%
Greater Fall River Vocational 76% 85% 9%
Mashpee Public Schools 85% 94% 9%
Brockton Public Schools 68% 77% 9%
Bourne Public Schools 87% 96% 9%
Greater New Bedford Vocational 76% 85% 9%
Tri-County Vocational, Franklin 86% 95% 9%
Pioneer Valley Regional, Northfield 89% 98% 8%
Salem Public Schools 77% 85% 8%
Athol-Royalston Regional 76% 84% 8%
North Brookfield Public Schools 87% 94% 8%
Sturgis Charter, Hyannis 91% 99% 7%
Carver Public Schools 89% 97% 7%
New Leadership Academy Charter, Springfield 57% 64% 7%
Assabet Valley Vocational, Marlborough 84% 91% 7%
Peabody Public Schools 83% 89% 6%
Weymouth Public Schools 84% 90% 6%
Westfield Public Schools 83% 89% 6%
Southbridge Public Schools 68% 74% 6%
Beverly Public Schools 86% 92% 6%
Haverhill Public Schools 73% 79% 6%
Greater Lowell Vocational, Tyngsborough 71% 77% 5%
Somerset Public Schools 92% 98% 5%
Bellingham Public Schools 85% 90% 5%
Lowell Public Schools 72% 77% 5%
Lunenburg Public Schools 89% 94% 5%
Harwich Public Schools 88% 93% 5%
Amesbury Public Schools 89% 94% 5%
Malden Public Schools 79% 84% 5%
Lynn Public Schools 73% 78% 5%
North Attleborough Public Schools 91% 96% 5%
Worcester Public Schools 68% 73% 5%
Freetown-Lakeville Regional 88% 93% 5%
Southeastern Vocational, South Easton 73% 77% 5%
Attleboro Public Schools 85% 90% 5%
Easthampton Public Schools 85% 89% 5%
Blackstone-Millville Regional 91% 96% 5%

Least improved districts

10th GRADE ENGLISH
District % Passing
2005 2006 Change
Health Careers Academy Charter, Boston 98% 91% -7%
Palmer Public Schools 96% 90% -5%
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter, Hadley 100% 95% -5%
Codman Academy Charter, Dorchester 100% 95% -5%
Millis Public Schools 100% 95% -5%
 
10th GRADE MATH
District % Passing
2005 2006 Change
Lowell Middlesex Academy 90% 68% -22%
Health Careers Academy Charter, Boston 91% 72% -19%
West Springfield Public Schools 90% 81% -9%
Northampton-Smith Vocational 83% 74% -9%
Hull Public Schools 91% 82% -9%
Lawrence Public Schools 54% 46% -8%
Palmer Public Schools 96% 88% -8%
Adams-Cheshire Regional 90% 83% -8%
Maynard Public Schools 94% 87% -8%
Pathfinder Vocational, Palmer 87% 79% -7%
Webster Public Schools 87% 80% -6%
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional 94% 88% -6%
West Boylston Public Schools 98% 92% -6%
Uxbridge Public Schools 94% 89% -5%
Ralph Mahar Regional, Orange 93% 88% -5%
Auburn Public Schools 94% 89% -5%
Granby Public Schools 97% 92% -5%
Walpole Public Schools 96% 91% -5%
Chelsea Public Schools 68% 63% -5%
Frontier Regional, Deerfield 99% 94% -5%
Central Berkshire Regional, Dalton 94% 89% -5%
Avon Public Schools 80% 75% -5%
Stoneham Public Schools 96% 91% -5%
Champion Charter, Brockton 44% 39% -5%


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