Gardner High School

  • Gardner High School serves 690 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Gardner High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Gardner High School's student population of 690 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students690 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gardner High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Gardner High School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1244 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
20%
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Black
3%
9%
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White
73%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.440.59
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Gardner High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gardner High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGardner School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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