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Acushnet Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 520 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2012

I would have given this school 5 stars if they actually sent out communications in a timely manner. Teachers are great, school grounds are beautiful and clean, kids are nice, but man administration needs to pull it together. I am a single working mom and try my hardest to keep on top of my son's schedule. I receive notices for days off/early dismissal's etc. the day before it happens. Fund raisers are given out a week before they are due. Book fairs are during regular working hours for most parents. They constantly ask for donations/ fund raisers/ handouts which I do understand the school needs what it needs and we are happy to help. But when I had to pay tuition because a public school does not have full day kindergarten I see all of the penny pinching as a problem. I grew up here, I love this school system and Im glad my son could go here as well but procedures that worked 20 years ago do not necessarily work now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

I appreciate the helpful administration and staff. The classes are reasonably sized and the teachers are tirelessly dedicated to interacting positively with the studnets, (not merely meeting curriculum requirements). This school still has a small town feel, and as a parent I appreciate the atmosphere this school system offers.
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Posted May 27, 2010

I have two children right now who attend the elementary school. I LOVE it there!! The teachers care soooo much about their students & their well being. I think there is great communication between the teachers, staff & the parents. The best school by far!!!!
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Posted September 7, 2009

This is my daughter's third year at AES, and she has her third principal. The biggest weakness in the school is communication. There were no notifications when admin changed, little goes home about events. The district resists any change in policy/procedure. It seems they are in the dark ages--still using card catalog in library, no foreign language program in the whole district, everything is by paper instead of email. The teachers work hard, but are not appreciated by the town or admin. enough. There is a lack of budget support by town--penny pinching.
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Posted November 30, 2004

The school system it self is the best I have seen in a while. Though ever school has their little problems. The parents and teachers over come these to provide the best lerning environment for the children. The theory that caring parents and teachers make a difference is correct and can be seen as soon as one enters the schools (AES and at Ford).
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Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
77%

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59%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
64%

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62%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
61%

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58%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female70%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female61%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 67%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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800 Middle Rd
Acushnet, MA 02743
Phone: (508) 998-0255

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