Updated: Haverhill Schools Show MCAS Score Improvements

Update: Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and School Superintendent James F. Scully presented the "Mayor's Excellence in Education Award," Monday morning, at Nettle School.

Three Haverhill schools — Pentucket Lake, Nettle Middle and Bradford Elementary — have received Level 1 Status by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Superintendent James F. Scully reported today Pentucket Lake and Nettle Middle schools moved up two levels, from Level 3 to Level 1. Bradford Elementary moved from Level 2 to Level 1. Haverhill now has four schools — Pentucket Lake, Nettle, Bradford Elementary and Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School — at the state’s highest performance level. These four schools are performing in the top 20 percent of schools in the state, according to the ranking system.

Two schools, Haverhill High School and Tilton Elementary School, remain at Level 3, despite some gains at the high school. This is classified as the bottom 20 percent of school performance statewide.

"The Tilton school remains a problem," said Mayor James J. Fiorentini. "We were afraid they would slip to level 4, they did not, but remain at level 3. I was aware of the results so visited the school earlier this week. I have made some suggestions on a turnaround plan, and Superintendent Scully has already begun on plans to improve the Tilton."

Consentino, Golden Hill and J.G. Whittier are at performance Level 2.

For Scully's full report, see Haverhill_MCAS_results.