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District & School Report Cards

Dear Families:

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designated to show families how the school is doing in different areas. A link to your child’s school report card is available at: http://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/reportcards

The school report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to a school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with school leaders about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and educational leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and the school.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our schools. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and schools, and we are grateful for the continued support.

Finally, if your child attends a school that received federal Title I funds, you 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, and
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you have questions about your child’s school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact the school principal directly. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit: http://reportcards.doe.mass.edu

Sincerely,

Jeannine M. Durkin Signature

Jeannine M. Durkin
Superintendent for Lowell Public Schools