Dracut High School

DHS 2016-2017 MID-YEAR EXAM SCHEDULE

Grade 11 Parent MEFA College Night

Jan. 26, 2017

6:30pm-8:30pm in the DHS Instrumental Room

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT EXAM HELD AT DRACUT HIGH SCHOOL ON SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

    

"Do you have a comment, question, suggestion,
concern, or compliment? Let's Talk! is the district's platform
for the community to share your thoughts with us. 
Start talking by clicking the link below."

 

CLASS OF 2017 DHS YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Students and/or parents can upload senior photos to the following private upload site: https://images.jostens.com/405993630
Senior photos should be wallet sized (2.5 x 3.5 inches), vertically oriented, 300 ppi, and saved lastname_firstname.jpg  for example ONeil_Katherine.jpg.

PHOTOS ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 1, 2016

The direct link to the yearbook ordering site: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03445400

Last but not least, the Parent Ad site is: http://jostensadservice.com/?REF=A03445400

If you have any questions please contact the Yearbook Advisors: Katie O'Neil at 978-957-1500 ext. 1718 or email at koneil@dracutps.org.  Sarah Allard at 978-957-1500 ext. 1419 or email sallard@dracutps.org

 

DHS REPORT CARDS NOW PUBLISHED IN iPARENT AND iSTUDENT ACCOUNTS

 

 

NEW! PAY FOR STUDENT MEALS ONLINE

   MY SCHOOL BUCKS

 

 

DHS STUDENT PARKING PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP IN THE MAIN OFFICE BEGINNING IN AUGUST 2016.

OFFICE HOURS ARE 7:00AM-2:30PM MONDAY-FRIDAY.

YOU MUST REGISTER AND PAY FOR A PARKING PASS THROUGH THE FamilyID LINK LISTED BELOW BEFORE A PASS CAN BE ISSUED. 

PLEASE BRING IN A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE AND CAR REGISTRATION.

 

   FamilyID
On-Line Registration and Payments

(Bus Pass K-12, Athletics 9-12, DHS Parking Pass and
Fine and Performing Arts)

 

 

2016-2017 DHS Morning Announcements 

 

 

iParent Instructional Guide f or Course Selection Approval

 

Creating an iParent Account 

 

WIC Information

 

 

November 2016

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to enclose a link to Dracut High School’s “report card."  Report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:

Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. 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
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Student assessment on MCAS and other tests: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the district and the state.

School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:

  • Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2.
  • School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 60. This means that our school is performing higher than 60 percent of the high schools in the state.
  • Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.

To improve student achievement in our school, we are continuing to implement the recommendations of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Report. This work has focused on creating and common assessments and diverse instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:

  • Encouraging your child’s learning at home
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings
  • Serving as a volunteer in our school or district
  • Encouraging other parents to become involved

For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at 978-957-1500.

Sincerely,

Richard J. Manley, Principal

2016 Dracut High School Report Card Overview