Mystic Valley Students Get First Place On MCAS ELA


Students from the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School scored at the top of all Massachusetts students on the most recent MCAS 10th Grade ELA exams.

One hundred percent of the Mystic Valley sophomores scored either Advanced or Proficient on the ELA portion of the exam. Their outstanding efforts resulted in Mystic Valley being ranked in first place, along with only 27 other schools, out of the 348 schools whose students took the exam, on the ELA portion of the exam.

The great results were not confined to ELA as ninety-five percent of Mystic Valley students scored Advanced or Proficient on the Math ranking them 35th in the state and eighty-five percent scored Advanced or Proficient on the Science portion. The scores were particularly impressive as no other high school from Mystic Valley’s sending districts matched Mystic Valley’s scores on any portion of the exam.

Mystic Valley’s Director, Martin Trice, said of the results “I am very pleased to see such positive results from the recently released MCAS scores.  I know that the success we are seeing in our high school is the product of years of hard work and effort by our students, parents and teachers.  The vast majority of our 10th graders taking the MCAS have been with us since Kindergarten.  During those years we watch them grow from mere students into serious scholars.  We are all proud of their accomplishments.”

Officials at Mystic Valley were particularly pleased with the results as the tenth grade students scored 63% proficient on the ELA portion of the MCAS exam when they were in the third grade. The 37% improvement is seen as proof of the schools ability to bring students of all backgrounds up to the highest levels of achievement.

Mystic Valley Assistant Director 9-12, George Benzie was pleased with the results and said “we continue to be impressed with the work ethic of our students and the dedication of our teachers.  Last year’s tenth and ninth graders achieved the highest scores since the founding of the school.  As a community, we applaud their great success!”

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