Whaling City Junior/senior High School

  • Whaling City Junior/senior High School serves 100 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (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 11-19% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Whaling City Junior/senior 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 6:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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Whaling City Junior/senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • Whaling City Junior/senior High School's student population of 100 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students100 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Whaling City Junior/senior 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Whaling City Junior/senior High School is 0.70, which is more 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#1644 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:113:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
Hispanic
43%
20%
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Black
20%
9%
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White
27%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.59
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Graduation Rate11-19%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Bedford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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