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Chelmsford School District

GreatSchools Rating: 8 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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230 North Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Middlesex County
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PH: (978) 251-5100
FAX: (978) 251-5110

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 5211 students
  • 8 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 75% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 78% (2011)
 76% (2010)
 78% (2009)
 71% (2008)
 77% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 77% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 77% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 75% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 65% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 79% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 74% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 71% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 70% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 66% (2010)
 62% (2009)
 63% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 84% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 79% (2009)
 77% (2008)
 79% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 72% (2013)
 63% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 60% (2008)
 61% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 84% (2013)
 86% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 86% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 81% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 82% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 74% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 72% (2008)
 69% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 90% (2013)
 87% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 90% (2010)
 89% (2009)
 85% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 73% (2013)
 67% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 63% (2008)
 64% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 53% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 55% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 48% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 47% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 90% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 92% (2011)
 91% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 92% (2008)
 89% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 63% (2010)
 59% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 52% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 73% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 72% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 97% (2013)
 96% (2012)
 94% (2011)
 96% (2010)
 92% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 91% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 93% (2010)
 86% (2009)
 86% (2008)
 82% (2007)
The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
African American71%
Asian78%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners31%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African American72%
Asian88%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners38%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students65%
Female75%
Male56%
African American39%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities20%

MathThis District
All Students71%
Female73%
Male71%
African American65%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities35%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
African American59%
Asian87%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities37%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
African American78%
Asian93%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities43%

MathThis District
All Students72%
Female74%
Male68%
African American55%
Asian86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
African American90%
Asian83%
Hispanic83%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities48%

MathThis District
All Students82%
Female84%
Male79%
African American60%
Asian93%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities36%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%

MathThis District
All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities18%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students53%
Female46%
Male59%
African American20%
Asian61%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities16%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female59%
Male69%
African American30%
Asian85%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities22%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities34%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities75%

MathThis District
All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities58%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Biology
 86% (2013)
 95% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 75% (2010)
 82% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 47% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
Data not available for this district (2013)
 69% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 69% (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

Chemistry
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

Tech/Engineering
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
Data not available for this district (2010)
Data not available for this district (2009)
Data not available for this district (2008)
Data not available for this district (2007)
The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities28%

Introductory PhysicsThis District
Subgroup results not available

ChemistryThis District
Subgroup results not available

Tech/EngineeringThis District
Subgroup results not available
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering.
  • The MCAS STE is a high school graduation requirement.
  • The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher data was not reported for this district.

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
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EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
Unspecified100%n/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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