Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released 2021 report cards for Massachusetts public school districts. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our schools are doing in different areas.
The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires districts to annually distribute school report cards to the families of all students enrolled in each of the district’s schools, regardless of the school’s Title I status or accountability determination. The report cards include multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. They represent a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.
In addition to the report cards themselves, ESSA requires districts to notify all parents of students enrolled in Title I schools that they may request, and the district will provide, certain information related to the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teacher, known as the Right-to-Know letter. This letter, as well as links to the district and school report cards will be sent to parents electronically. For families that do not wish to receive electronically, we ask that you please contact your child’s school, and paper copies will be sent home with your child.
For more information about report card data, please visit Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at: http://profiles.doe.mass.edu . If you have questions regarding an individual school report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request additional information please contact your school’s main office.
Click the links below to view 2021 Massachusetts District and School Report Cards