Districts across the state recently received their MCAS results, and in Woburn the results were overall positive.
Woburn was above the state average in several categories. Below is a summary of the school's results.
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District wide, a total of 17 percent of Woburn students graded out in the advanced category. That number is slightly below the state average of 19 percent. But Woburn's 56 percent of students who were proficient is above the Massachusetts average of 50 percent, and the 22 percent of local students who need improvement is lower than the state average of 23 percent.
Similarly, Woburn is also below the state average of advanced students in mathematics while coming in above the state average when it comes to the number of proficient students. In total, 23 percent of Woburn scores were advanced compared to 28 percent statewide. But 37 percent of the city's students were proficient, a total that was 33 percent at the state level. Tests showed that 28 percent of Woburn students need improvement, slightly higher than the state's 25 percent mark.
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Trends continued in the third and final category. Again Woburn was below the state average of 16 percent advanced students, coming in locally with 12 percent scoring as advanced. But again, Woburn had a higher percentage of proficient students than across the state. The city came in at 40 percent in that category, compared to 37 percent statewide. A total of 37 percent of Woburn students were labeled as needing improvement, just above the 35 percent state average.