Millis High School Recognized Among America’s Most Challenging High Schools
A week after receiving recognition from US News and World Report as one of America’s Best High Schools, Millis High School has been recognized by The Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The Post created a “Challenge Index” and evaluated over 22,000 public high schools in the nation. This metric was based on the number of students enrolled in college-level classes (in the case of Millis High School, Advanced Placement classes). Schools that had a Challenge Index of 1.0 or greater were included on the list. Only about 12% of the schools assessed by the Post earned the distinction. Millis was ranked 1,704 nationally with a Challenge Index of 1.637. Principal Bob Mullaney said, “Inclusion on the Washington Post’s list demonstrates our core values of academic excellence and pursuing a challenging program of experiences in high school. I am proud that our students are well-prepared and confident to take on the demands of college level work.”
Millis High School Ranked in US News and World Reports 2017 Best High Schools in America.
Millis High School has earned a Silver Medal in the latest rankings of America’s Best High Schools by US News and World Report. For its 2017 rankings, the magazine evaluated almost 22,000 high schools throughout the nation. To determine rankings researchers from US News first analyzed schools to identify those that outperformed statistical expectations in their state’s English and math proficiency exams (in Massachusetts, MCAS exams). Those identified schools were then assigned a “College Readiness Index” (CRI) based on the schools’ AP participation rates and how well students who took AP classes performed on the AP exams. Millis High School had a CRI of 51.3, was ranked 31st in Massachusetts and was ranked 664th nationally (top 15%). According to Millis High School principal Bob Mullaney, “We are proud to be recognized by US News and World Report. We encourage our students to challenge themselves academically to be college- and future-ready, and inclusion on this list is a testament to their efforts. It also acknowledges the hard work of their teachers, the importance placed on education by our parents and community, and the foundation of excellence fostered at Millis Middle School and Clyde Brown Elementary School.” For more information on US News and World Report’s rankings, please visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/articles/us-news-ranks-best-high-schools
Student videos celebrate life and learning in Millis. Watch the video below to see a great piece of film on what it takes to put on the Nutcracker each year.
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Dear Millis Parents,
The weather always makes this part of the year interesting in New England! The Millis Public Schools will continue to use the “reverse 911” School Messenger system to call households for school cancellations, delays or early closings. Additionally, we post the information on our website and send it out through the schools’ list-serves. You can sign up for the list-serve on our website.
Information will be posted at these sites:
• DISTRICT WEBSITE: www.millisps.org
• The SCHOOL’S E-MAIL LISTSERV
• School Messenger: If the timing is appropriate, a call may be made to the phone numbers we
have on file for you.
• TV STATIONS: Channel 4 (WBZ), Channel 5 (WCVB), Channel 7 (WHDH), Channel 25
• LOCAL RADIO STATIONS: 1030 AM (WBZ)
Preschool and Kindergarten:
If school is delayed, there will be no morning Pre-School or Kindergarten. In the event that we must close school early the afternoon Pre-School program will also be cancelled.
Extended Day Program:
Please note that the Extended Day programs also close when school closes. If school is delayed by an hour or two Extended Day programs will be delayed for the same timeframe. (Please refer to your Extended Day Handbook on the website for additional information.) In the event that we must close school early the afternoon, there will be no Extended Day After School Program. If school is a full day, but all afterschool activities are cancelled, Extended Day will remain open, but we ask that you make every effort to pick up your children as early as possible so that you all get home safely and we can get our staff home safely as well.
We will endeavor to make the decision to close or delay school prior to 5:30 A.M. in order to give you time to make arrangements for your children. All decisions are made in consultation with the Millis Department of Public Works and Millis Police and are based on road conditions, school building and parking lot conditions, accumulation of snow/ice, and the expected duration of the precipitation. I also consult with other local school district superintendents. Our overriding concern is always the safety of our students.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Nancy L. Gustafson
Nancy L. Gustafson
Welcome to Jeanne Noonan-Director of Extended Day
Please welcome our new Director of Extended Day, Jeanne Noonan who comes to Millis with seventeen years of experience establishing and directing extended day programs for over 500 students on seven sites! Ms. Noonan has a Master’s of Elementary Education degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She is very excited to join our Millis “Small School, Big Family!” Please stop in and say hello to Jeanne when you are picking up your children from Extended Day!
Preview of Upcoming Nutcracker Performance:
We are ready for Super Bowl Football! See our student created video!
Millis staff and students share for what they are grateful: