DESE District and School Report Cards
Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as a child’s report card shows how her or she is doing in different subjects, a school’s report card is designed to show families how that school is doing in different areas.
Below are the links to the report cards that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released for the Gloucester Public Schools and each school in the district for 2022:
Leia sobre os boletins distritais em português
Lea sobre los boletines de notas de los distritos Español
What Do Report Cards Measure?
The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.
Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and schoo.
You will notice on each school’s card areas of growth. To improve student performance in our school, the Gloucester Public Schools are focusing on the Gloucester Public Schools Plan for Ongoing Improvement. Our four priorities in the Plan for Ongoing Improvement are:
Priority #1 - Deepen Student Belonging and Engagement in School
Priority #2 - Strengthen Instruction and Better Connect General and Special Education
Priority #3 - Strengthen Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health Support
Priority #4 - Strengthen Special Education Through Improved Coordination of Services and Specialized Instruction
The Gloucester Public Schools encourages families to become involved in helping us improve our schools. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for their continued support.
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 an emergency license or waiver,
The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and
Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
If you have questions about a school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent Ben Lummis at firstname.lastname@example.org.