Plymouth is located in the southeast corner of Massachusetts near the entrance to Cape Cod and less than an hour from two of the largest urban centers in New England – Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The oldest town in the country, steeped in Pilgrim history, has a population of approximately 60,000 residents. The Plymouth Public Schools serve approximately 8,000 students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in eight schools, including two high schools – Plymouth North High School, and Plymouth South High School – both members of the i3 New England Network. Plymouth North High School serves approximately 1,300 students in grades 9-12. Approximately 27% of students are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch. Plymouth North offers a full range of academic courses and vocational technical programs, and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
For PNHS, the greatest accomplishment from the work with the i3 New England Network is the training in, comprehension of, and school-wide implementation of authentic assessment.
“The most meaningful and exciting experience for me over the past five years was to witness the professional growth of teachers and students as a result of authentic assessment, student voice, and collaborative practices amongst other schools within the i3 New England Network.”
Kathleen E. McSweeney, Site Coordinator & Principal of Plymouth North