Benchmarks for School Improvement

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 Keeping School Aid Up with Inflation

Proposal to Fully Adjust Chapter 70 Foundation Aid for Inflation  March 17, 2024

We Must Fix the School Funding Formula  March 17, 2024

Blog Posts on Reopening Schools

“Reopening Schools and American Democracy.” July 24, 2020

“Reopening Haverhill Schools Challenges and Possibilities” May 28, 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.”