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West Springfield

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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26 Central St
West Springfield, MA 01089
Hampden County
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PH: (413) 263-3290
FAX: (413) 739-8748

  • Grades PK-12 & ungraded
  • 3868 students
  • 8 schools

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 MCAS Results

Scale: % at or above proficient

Grade 3

English Language Arts
 58% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 54% (2011)
 56% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 57% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 64% (2010)
 61% (2009)
 76% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4

English Language Arts
 51% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 42% (2010)
 58% (2009)
 47% (2008)
 52% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

Math
 64% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 50% (2010)
 57% (2009)
 66% (2008)
 60% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Science
 50% (2013)
 41% (2012)
 36% (2011)
 45% (2010)
 48% (2009)
 50% (2008)
 51% (2007)
The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 68% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 52% (2011)
 63% (2010)
 67% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 56% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

Math
 69% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 62% (2010)
 60% (2009)
 56% (2008)
 52% (2007)
The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6

English Language Arts
 60% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 65% (2010)
 51% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 57% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

Math
 51% (2013)
 59% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 58% (2010)
 53% (2009)
 55% (2008)
 47% (2007)
The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7

English Language Arts
 64% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 57% (2010)
 65% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 56% (2011)
 54% (2010)
 51% (2009)
 41% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Science
 42% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 39% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 43% (2009)
 36% (2008)
 28% (2007)
The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 72% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 68% (2011)
 72% (2010)
 75% (2009)
 67% (2008)
 71% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

Math
 60% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 49% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 53% (2009)
 37% (2008)
 41% (2007)
The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Science
 55% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 51% (2011)
 50% (2010)
The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

English Language Arts
 87% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 71% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 70% (2009)
 64% (2008)
 67% (2007)
The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

Math
 75% (2013)
 69% (2012)
 67% (2011)
 67% (2010)
 64% (2009)
 61% (2008)
 65% (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 Students58%
Female64%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners21%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female76%
Male76%
African American60%
Asian90%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I71%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners37%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 4
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students51%
Female61%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities14%

MathThis District
All Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities21%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ScienceThis District
All Students50%
Female43%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian39%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities18%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities38%

MathThis District
All Students69%
Female64%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities30%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 6
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities23%

MathThis District
All Students51%
Female53%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian38%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities12%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 7
English Language ArtsThis District
All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
African American48%
Asian50%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners9%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
African American38%
Asian50%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners63%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ScienceThis District
All Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African American36%
Asian42%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities8%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
African American60%
Asian75%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities29%

MathThis District
All Students60%
Female63%
Male56%
African American71%
Asian75%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities11%
Source: MA Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Grade 10
ScienceThis District
All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%

English Language ArtsThis District
All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracial91%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities53%
English language learners36%

MathThis District
All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners21%
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
 68% (2013)
 68% (2012)
 84% (2011)
 51% (2010)
 52% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 39% (2007)
The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

Introductory Physics
Data not available for this district (2013)
 43% (2012)
 47% (2011)
 41% (2010)
 39% (2009)
 45% (2008)
 37% (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)
 45% (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 Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
African American54%
Asian54%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners20%

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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 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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