This website site offers information on school performance and spending to help Haverhill make important decisions on school policy and financing. Through the page tabs above it provides comparative measures of school performance, school resources, and budgets. The Benchmark Blog provides commentary on trends and issues facing schools in Haverhill and other Gateway Cities.
Blog Posts on Reopening Schools
“Reopening Schools and American Democracy.” July 24, 2020
“Schools Reopening? Not So Fast.” May 16, 2020
Blog Post on School Spending
See the January 2, 2020 Benchmark Blog post on “Haverhill school spending still in the basement despite some good efforts to move up.”
Coming out of the Dark on Dropouts
See the March 6, 2018 post on “Coming out of the Dark on Dropouts”
Blog Post on Haverhill MCAS Results
See the January 4th 2018 post on ” Bright Spots Amid Wide Variation in Haverhill 2017 MCAS Results.” on this site’s Benchmark Blog.
Slides from Reach Higher Event, April 26th
Here are Tom Grannemann’s Reach Higher Benchmarks as presented 4-26-2017 at the public forum on Haverhill schools, “Reach Higher: A Haverhill Community Discussion on School Success.”