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Percent of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2018


Percent of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2018

What does this measure?

The percentage of students considered proficient on of the state's 10th grade math test, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS).

Why is this important?

Students must pass the 10th grade MCAS math and English tests in order to graduate high school. Math skills are critical to a variety of careers and important for life skills ranging from budgeting and smart shopping to understanding the news.

How is our county doing?

In 2018, 75% of 10th graders passed the state's math exam, up from 65% in 2007 and a bit below the state 2018 passing rate of 78%. Passing rates lagged in Salem (50%), Lawrence (53%) and Lynn (55%). The highest passing rates were in Lynnfield (97%), and Manchester Essex Regional and Masconomet (both at 95%).

Passing rates in 2018 were lower among some groups, including economically disadvantaged students (57%), Hispanic students (55%) and African American students (66%). However, African American and Hispanic student also made the largest gains, increasing passing rates 25 and 20 percentage points, respectively, from 2007 rates.

How do we compare to similar counties?

Essex County's passing rate was below the 83% passing rate of Middlesex, MA, which rose from 77% in 2007.

Notes about the data

As assessments vary among states, it is not possible to include comparable data for the nation or other areas in this indicator. Results for economically disadvantaged students were not available prior to 2015 due to a change in how the state defines that category of students.

Percent of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2018
All StudentsAsianBlack or African AmericanEconomically DisadvantagedHispanic or LatinoNot Economically DisadvantagedWhite
Essex County, MA75%88%66%57%55%84%84%
Middlesex County, MA83%93%63%63%61%89%88%
Massachusetts78%91%60%59%56%86%85%
School Districts in Essex
Amesbury88%56%94%87%
Andover89%96%73%84%91%88%
Beverly82%61%62%89%86%
Danvers74%64%76%74%
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical83%77%77%85%84%
Georgetown90%92%89%
Gloucester60%51%14%67%68%
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical67%65%67%71%68%
Hamilton-Wenham93%95%94%
Haverhill73%70%56%55%84%80%
Ipswich87%72%90%89%
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter84%82%81%85%88%90%
Lawrence53%100%53%51%52%58%71%
Lynn55%81%59%45%46%71%72%
Lynnfield97%91%97%96%
Manchester Essex Regional95%90%95%95%
Marblehead91%70%75%94%94%
Masconomet95%87%96%96%
Methuen71%89%57%56%78%79%
Newburyport93%82%94%94%
North Andover88%88%86%73%76%90%89%
Peabody70%40%63%48%74%76%
Pentucket85%52%80%89%85%
Rockport83%73%85%85%
Salem50%52%34%32%67%64%
Salem Academy Charter85%68%73%94%97%
Saugus69%55%66%75%69%
Swampscott89%91%89%89%90%
Triton82%68%86%84%
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical83%79%75%84%85%

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2018
All StudentsAsianBlack or African AmericanEconomically DisadvantagedHispanic or LatinoNot Economically DisadvantagedWhite
Essex County, MA6,3062091471,6061,4264,6914,183
Middlesex County, MA13,6701,7256252,2461,26011,4149,390
Massachusetts54,5004,2003,70912,6126,97141,88837,888
School Districts in Essex
Amesbury13514121122
Andover396643021366294
Beverly2434629197197
Danvers17825153160
Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical2906134229236
Georgetown959286
Gloucester12748479116
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical26015621410440
Hamilton-Wenham129123118
Haverhill301149365208210
Ipswich11813105109
KIPP Academy Lynn Charter102285260509
Lawrence43610826839616822
Lynn5858749294298291137
Lynnfield14210132125
Manchester Essex Regional107998102
Marblehead2331612217203
Masconomet27113258253
Methuen3381697100241196
Newburyport16314149146
North Andover29422122922265234
Peabody23346324170195
Pentucket165118154156
Rockport5985156
Salem1171240277773
Salem Academy Charter6117194434
Saugus11127198478
Swampscott1432925114107
Triton15427127148
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical2678149186206

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education




Percent of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2007
All StudentsAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Essex County, MA65%73%41%35%74%
Middlesex County, MA77%82%49%50%81%
Massachusetts69%82%45%42%75%
School Districts in Essex
Amesbury73%73%
Andover91%100%91%
Beverly74%31%77%
Danvers65%66%
Essex Agricultural Technical41%44%43%
Georgetown87%88%
Gloucester65%80%64%
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical39%38%40%
Hamilton-Wenham90%89%
Haverhill59%38%34%67%
Ipswich75%76%
Lawrence25%36%38%22%49%
Lynn53%68%37%44%65%
Lynnfield89%89%
Manchester Essex Regional91%91%
Marblehead89%91%88%
Masconomet89%90%
Methuen59%84%50%41%63%
Newburyport91%91%
North Andover83%90%45%84%
North Shore Regional Vocational Technical49%45%49%
Peabody66%51%69%
Pentucket76%77%
Rockport70%72%
Salem47%85%44%37%51%
Salem Academy Charter40%
Saugus67%58%68%
Swampscott76%77%
Triton73%74%
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical73%62%74%

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education




Number of Students Passing Grade 10 Math, 2007
All StudentsAsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Essex County, MA5,564170846224,482
Middlesex County, MA12,2419794135959,804
Massachusetts49,4022,6772,6703,48539,763
School Districts in Essex
Amesbury130117
Andover37030327
Beverly2244211
Danvers156145
Essex Agricultural Technical42734
Georgetown9793
Gloucester1788165
Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical1279922
Hamilton-Wenham163160
Haverhill277835227
Ipswich125116
Lawrence1708813222
Lynn5508746184215
Lynnfield143131
Manchester Essex Regional8888
Marblehead21010188
Masconomet331320
Methuen29616541231
Newburyport168161
North Andover283185253
North Shore Regional Vocational Technical57549
Peabody32237272
Pentucket170168
Rockport6561
Salem15811740100
Salem Academy Charter4
Saugus1647149
Swampscott154147
Triton158157
Whittier Regional Vocational Technical18418153

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education




INDICATORS TREND | ESSEX COUNTY
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Preterm Births Increasing
Infant Mortality Rate Maintaining
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Decreasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Disengaged Youth Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Youth Arrests Decreasing
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments Maintaining
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Employment Maintaining
Tourism Spending Maintaining
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Contributions Maintaining
Protected Land Not Applicable
Days with Good Air Quality Increasing
Beach Contamination Decreasing
Daily Water Use per Resident Decreasing
Crimes Against People Increasing
Crimes Against Property Increasing
Drug-Related Arrests Maintaining
Reports of Domestic Violence Increasing
Incarceration Rates Decreasing
Recidivism Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles Maintaining
Means of Transportation to Work Not Applicable
Traffic Injuries and Fatalities Maintaining
Households With Internet Access Increasing
Change in Total Population Increasing
Change in Population by Age/Gender Not Applicable
People 65 or Older Living Alone Decreasing
People with Disabilities Increasing
Households by Type Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Gender Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Change in Jobs by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Increasing
Change in Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Median Earnings by Occupation by Gender Not Applicable
People Entering/Leaving County for Work Not Applicable
Employer Size Not Applicable
Self-Employment Revenue Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Prekindergarten Participation Not Applicable
Female Enrollment in School Not Applicable
Chronically Absent Students Increasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Bullying Maintaining
Student Performance on Grade 3 Reading Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 English Language Arts Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 10 Math Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Group Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Bachelor's Degree or Higher by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Households Receiving Temporary Assistance Maintaining
Households Receiving Federal Food Assistance Increasing
Participation in Food Assistance by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeownership Rates by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeless Persons Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Medical Care Expenses Maintaining
Prevalence of Children with Asthma Maintaining
Prevalence of Overweight Children Decreasing
Prevalence of Overweight Adults Not Applicable
Diabetes Incidence Decreasing
Chronic Disease Among Older Adults Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Cancer Mortality Rate Decreasing
Heart Disease Mortality Rate Decreasing
Mortality Rate Decreasing
People who Smoke Not Applicable
Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Youth Use of Illegal Drugs Not Applicable
Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Not Applicable
Drug Overdose Mortality Rate Increasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Suicide Rate Maintaining