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School Profile 2010-11

Gloucester High School
32 Leslie O. Johnson Rd.
Gloucester MA 01930
(Phone) 978-281-9870
(Fax) 978-281-9733

Dr. William Goodwin, Principal


CEEB CODE: 220878

Community

Grading and Rank-in-ClassAmerica’s oldest seaport, Gloucester was established in 1623 and to this day remains a vital fishing community. Located 30 miles northeast of Boston, Gloucester’s population represents a rich diversity of backgrounds and occupations in a small city of approximately 28,000 people. The Gloucester Fisherman statue overlooking the harbor is symbolic of the pride the community takes in its maritime history. Today, Gloucester is home to such diverse industries as commercial fishing, tourism, the arts, and high technology.

Mission Statement

The mission of Gloucester High School is to produce graduates with integrity, knowledge and skills necessary for productive citizenship.

School

Gloucester High School is a public four-year comprehensive secondary school accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Northeast Alliance of High Schools.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements include successful completion of the following course work:
  • Four years of English
  • US History 9, 10; World Regions and Cultures 11
  • Four years of Mathematics
  • Three years of Science
  • Two semesters of Health and Fitness or two years of ROTC
  • One semester of Technology
  • Two semesters of Fine Arts (Music, Art, and/or Theater).
Grading and Rank-in-Class

The grading system is calculated on a percentage scale and grades are given in numerical values: A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 65-69; F = below 65.  Grade point average and rank-in-class are determined at the end of each year with all courses included except pass/fail courses.  AP courses receive a weight of eight (8) and Honors courses receive a weight of six (6) additional points in computing grade point average.  The school also offers College Prep and Core Level Classes.

Honor Roll

The honor roll is published four times per year.  For Highest Honors the student earned no grade below a 90.  For Honors the student earned no grade below an 80.  For Honorable Mention the student earned grades that range from 80-100, with one grade ranging from 70-79.

 

Scholastic Aptitude Test Mean Scores:

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Critical Reading


504

500

501

503

492


Math

499

496

488

497

492

Writing

 

 

 

 494

473

 

ACT Mean Composite Scores:

2007

2008

2009

2010

22.5

22.0

22.8

22.0

Further Education
  • 79% of the members of the Class of 2009 went on to post-secondary educational institutions.

 

Four year colleges:          55%

Two year colleges:          24%

Military                         2%

Enrollment

A total of 1,082 students are enrolled for the 2009-2010 academic year.

   

Class of 2011 = 261

Class of 2012 = 238     

Class of 2013 = 262

Class of 2014 = 321

Faculty

There are 86 Teachers, 4 Administrators, 5 Guidance Counselors, 17 Paraprofessionals, 1 School Psychologist, 1 SPED Case Manager, 1 School Adjustment Counselor, and 4 Part Time School Nurses.

Advanced Placement Program

English, Calculus AB and BC, Biology, Physics, United States History, Statistics, Chemistry, Economics. 

  • 55% of students who took AP classes during the 2009-2010 school year earned at least one score of 3 or higher on an AP exam in 2010.

Honors Program

English 9,10,11, and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, US History 9, 10, World Regions and Cultures, International Relations, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus, Spanish II, III, IV, Italian I, II, III, IV, German IV, Tech in Biology, and Studio Art.

 
Foreign Languages Offered

Spanish, Italian, German, French

 
Vocational Programs

Automotive, Carpentry, Electrical, Machine

Counselor Breakdown

Carly Gabry

Guidance Counselor

A-C

978-281-9874 x4012

Carl Sacco

Guidance Counselor

D-H

978-281-9874 x4008

Laura Carlson

Guidance Counselor

I-N

978-281-9874 x4011

Jay Loring

Guidance Counselor

O-Sn

978-281-9874 x4010

Ellen Clarke

Guidance Director

So-Z

978-281-9874 x4009

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Grant Harris,
Jul 20, 2011, 8:30 AM