About The School  

Core Values Statement

CORE VALUES STATEMENT

 The mission of Ludlow High School, with parent and community

participation, is to provide a rigorous academic program to develop

college bound and career ready young adults. We provide educational

opportunities for students to work collaboratively and independently to

acquire knowledge, analyze problems, and develop the 21st century skills

necessary for making meaningful contributions to the global community.

Students promote a safe environment by acting with responsibility,

compassion and integrity.


 

Leadership with character      

Integrity with compassion

Originality

 

National citizens in a global world

Skills for the 21st century


LHS 21st Century Learning Expectations

The Ludlow High School student will:

1. Communicate clearly, effectively, and logically.

2. Employ problem-solving techniques in conventional and innovative ways.

3. Demonstrate adaptability and creativity through independent and collaborative efforts.

4. Effectively and appropriately apply technology in an academic and global environment.

5. Demonstrate character through personal responsibility, cultural awareness, and ethical behavior.

6. Contribute positively to the civic life of the school, local, and global communities.


SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Regular Day Schedule

Period Time
1 7:25 - 8:16
2 8:20 - 9:08
3 9:12 - 10:00
4 10:04 - 10:52
5 10:52 - 12:13
6 12:17 - 1:04
7 1:08 - 1:55

System-Wide Early Release Schedule

Period Time
1 7:25 - 7:52
2 7:56 - 8:23
3 8:27 - 8:54
4 8:58 - 9:25
6 9:29 - 9:56
7 10:00 - 10:27
5

10:27 - 11:45

10:27-10:53 (1st lunch)

10:53-11:19 (2nd lunch)

11:19-11:45 (3rd lunch)


SCHOOL PROFILE

LUDLOW HIGH SCHOOL

500 Chapin Street, Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056

(413) 589-9001

SCHOOL PROFILE 2012-2013

Principal

Lisa Nemeth ext: 2130
Assistant Principal Nancy Kurty ext: 2131
Assistant Prinicpal  Michael Halpin ext: 2410
Guidance Counselor  Lydia Brady ext: 2419 
Guidance Counselor  Linda Duame ext: 2423
Guidance Counselor Christina Dionne ext: 2415
Guidance Counselor Tesha Ward ext: 2417
Adjustment Counselor Jacquie Dupont ext: 2421
Guidance Secretary  Rebecca Mathisen ext:2407

 SCHOOL

Ludlow High School is a four-year, comprehensive high school of approximately 1000 students, grades 9-12, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Ludlow High School has a 7-period schedule format.  Approximately 86% of the senior class of 2012 entered higher education:  35% to four-year colleges or universities, 48% to two-year colleges, 3% technical schools, 6% to the work force, 2% to the military, and 6% were undecided.  There were 208 students in the graduating Class of 2012, and 5 Certificate of Attainment seniors.  There are 232 students in the Class of 2013 as of September, 2012.


CURRICULUM

Five five-credit courses are required each year, plus Physical Education.  In addition to course offerings in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign Language, a diverse range of elective courses are offered in Art, Business, Family and Consumer Science, Music, and Technology Education.  Courses are offered in 4 academic pathways – essentials college preparatory, standard college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement.

Early Entrance permits qualified students to enroll at Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, or Elms College while taking courses at the high school. 

Our Advanced Placement programoffers AP courses in English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Spanish, French, Calculus AB, Statistics, U.S. History, Government & Politics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.


INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS

There are 4 instructional levels:

Essentials           Standard       College Preparatory      Honors       Advanced Placement

ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS COURSES

English

English 9 Honors

English 10 Honors

American Literature Honors

AP English Language & Composition*

AP English Literature & Composition

 

 

 

 

Science

Honors Biology

AP Biology

Honors

Chemistry

AP Chemistry

Honors Anatomy &

Physiology

Honors

Physics

AP Physics*

Foreign Language

Honors Spanish 2, Honors Spanish 3, Honors Spanish 4

AP Spanish

Honors French 2,

Honors French 3, Honors French 4

AP French*

Honors Portuguese 2, Honors Portuguese3, Honors Portuguese 4

 

    

Mathematics

Honors Geometry

Honors Algebra 2

Honors

Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB

AP Statistics*

 

 

Social Studies

Honors Western Civilization

Honors Global Perspectives

AP

US History

(3 semesters)

AP U.S.

Government

 

 

 

* new AP courses beginning in September, 2012

 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Health

Physical Education

Other

 

20 credits

 

15 credits

 

10 credits

 

10 credits

 

1 credit

credit based on years of attendance at LHS

 

46 credits

*Students in the Class of 2010 and beyond must earn a competency determination in MCAS English language arts, mathematics and science.


GRADE REPORTS AND GRADES

A passing mark is 60 or higher. The grade point average is weighted according to the level of courses taken. Class rank is computed using the table below, including all students in the class and all subjects taken in this school, excluding physical education and health education.

Grade Values

Essentials

Standard College Prep

Honors

AP

93-100

3.50

4.00

4.50

5.00

90-92

3.26

3.76

4.26

4.76

87-90

2.74

3.24

3.74

4.24

83-86

2.50

3.00

3.50

4.00

80-82

2.26

2.76

3.26

3.76

77-79

1.74

2.24

2.74

3.24

73-76

1.50

2.00

2.50

3.00

70-72

1.26

1.76

2.26

2.76

67-69

.74

1.24

1.74

2.24

63-66

.50

1.00

1.50

2.00

60-62

.26

.76

1.26

1.76

0-59

0

0

0

0

SAT DATA FOR CLASS OF 2012

 

CRITICAL READING MEAN

MATHEMATICS MEAN

WRITING MEAN

Ludlow HS

480

499

467

Massachusetts

513

530

508

National

496

514

488

 SPORTS

Ludlow High School has high athletic eligibility standards.  Students cannot fail any course to be eligible to play sports.  Varsity teams include basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, skiing, soccer, softball, spring track, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.


Representative Colleges and Universities Attended by Class of 2012 Graduates:

American Interantional College

Amherst College

Bay Path College

Becker College

Bentley College

Berkleee College of Music

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bridgewater State University

Elms College

Fitchburg State University

Framingham State University

Franklin Pierce University

George Washington University

Holyoke Community College

Johnson & Wales University

Mass College of Liberal Arts

Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Merrimack College

Nichols College

Plymouth State College

Providence College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roger Williams University

Salem State University

Southern New Hampshire University

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield College

St. Joseph’s College

Suffolk University

University of Albany-SUNY

University of Central Florida

University of Hartford

University of Mass/Amherst

University of New Haven

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Western New England University

Westfield State University

Wheaton College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University

 

 

 

American International College

Amherst College

Bay Path College

Becker College

Bentley College

Berkleee College of Music

Boston University

Brandeis University

Bridgewater State University

Elms College

Fitchburg State University

 

Framingham State University

Franklin Pierce University

George Washington University

Holyoke Community College

Johnson & Wales University

Mass College of Liberal Arts

Mass College of Pharmacy and

                  Health Sciences

Merrimack College

Nichols College

Plymouth State College

 

Providence College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Roger Williams University

Salem State University

Southern New Hampshire Univ.

Springfield Technical Community

                College

Springfield College

St. Joseph’s College

Suffolk University

University of Albany-SUNY

 

University of Central Florida

University of Hartford

University of Mass/Amherst

University of New Haven

University of Vermont

University of Virginia

Western New England University

Westfield State University

Wheaton College

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester State University