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September 25, 2013

Newburyport leads local schools in MCAS results


Pentucket Middle School’s overall English scores were also at 90 percent proficient or higher, and Triton Middle School was close behind at 85 percent. Amesbury Middle School’s English scores were 76 percent, but that was much better than the school’s 59 percent mark in math, which was brought down by a dismal performance in sixth grade.

Only 53 percent of Amesbury Middle School sixth graders finished with proficient or higher scores in math, well below the state average of 61 percent.

Amesbury Middle School’s math scores did improve in the seventh and eighth grades and compared favorably to Pentucket and Triton, although all three remained well behind Newburyport’s math scores at those grade levels.

At the high school level, all four schools performed very well in English and math, with 97 percent of Newburyport and Pentucket 10th graders scoring proficient or higher in English, along with 94 percent at Amesbury and Triton. In math, all four schools scored higher than 87 percent proficient, with Newburyport leading the way with 94 percent.

Newburyport High School also performed well in science, with 87 percent of 10th graders scoring proficient or higher, but the other three schools did not perform quite as well. Pentucket Regional High School was second with 83 percent proficient or higher, Triton Regional High School was third with 76 percent, and Amesbury High School last with 70 percent, just below the state average of 71 percent.

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