Last year, we compared Massachusetts' ten Commissioner's Districts in a number of areas including MCAS proficiency rates, average number of absences, and graduation rates. Here is a comparison of these districts in terms of their special populations using the most recent data from the 2012-13 school year.
*FLnE = First Language not English
*LEP = Limited English Proficiency
*SPED = Special Education
- Of these districts, Springfield has the highest percentage of low income students.
- Lawrence has the highest percentage of First Language not English students.
- Worcester has the highest percentage of Limited English proficiency.
- Holyoke has the highest percentage of Special Education students.
In previous posts, we compared the graduation and drop out rates of these districts as well as their MCAS proficiency rates.
- Lowell had the lowest dropout rate among these districts in 2012 (3.8%)
- Brockton had the highest graduation rate in 2012 (74.5%)
- Worcester had the highest English Language Arts/Reading proficiency rate in 2012 (51%)
- Lowell had the highest Math proficiency rate in 2012 (44%)
*All Data Taken From: www.doe.mass.edu
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