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Northampton

GreatSchools Rating: 6 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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212 Main St
Northampton, MA 01060
Hampshire County
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PH: (413) 587-1327
FAX: (413) 587-1318

  • Grades PK, 1-12 & ungraded
  • 2681 students
  • 6 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 59% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 60% (2010)
 56% (2009)
 57% (2008)
 56% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 56% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 50% (2010)
 51% (2009)
 53% (2008)
 44% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 43% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 49% (2010)
 48% (2009)
 37% (2008)
 57% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 41% (2013)
 37% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 35% (2010)
 30% (2009)
 31% (2008)
 39% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 41% (2013)
 47% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 55% (2010)
 46% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 52% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 61% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 66% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 75% (2008)
 66% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 44% (2010)
 36% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 42% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 65% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 70% (2008)
 65% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 40% (2013)
 42% (2012)
 42% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 36% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 70% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 81% (2010)
 74% (2009)
 74% (2008)
 73% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 54% (2013)
 47% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 42% (2008)
 44% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 42% (2013)
 43% (2012)
 43% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 41% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 36% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 85% (2013)
 83% (2012)
 90% (2011)
 82% (2010)
 81% (2009)
 82% (2008)
 80% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 50% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 44% (2009)
 46% (2008)
 39% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 85% (2013)
 81% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 98% (2013)
 91% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 83% (2010)
 90% (2009)
 88% (2008)
 84% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 87% (2013)
 82% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 78% (2010)
 80% (2009)
 83% (2008)
 78% (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.

Testing in Massachusetts: An Overview

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 MCAS Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students59%
Female58%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities17%

MathThis District
All Students56%
Female52%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities26%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students43%
Female52%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracial43%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities7%

MathThis District
All Students41%
Female39%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial36%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities16%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities13%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students61%
Female67%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities20%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female52%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities18%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students65%
Female71%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities22%

MathThis District
All Students40%
Female39%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities9%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students70%
Female79%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities24%

MathThis District
All Students54%
Female59%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asian33%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities17%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students42%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I3%
Students with disabilities9%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities47%

MathThis District
All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I3%
Students with disabilities16%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities55%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities91%

MathThis District
All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities56%
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
 77% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 83% (2011)
 71% (2010)
 71% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 75% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
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 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)
 22% (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

See Massachusetts' state standards

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 MCAS STE Results by Subgroup

Scale: % at or above proficient


BiologyThis District
All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%

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

See Massachusetts' state standards

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