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Gardner Pilot Academy

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 346 students

 

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Posted November 9, 2010

this is my daughter's 2nd year @ this school. she is now in 1st grade and still loves it. I think it says a lot when the kids don't want to go home and get upset if the parents pick them up to early. As a parent I love how much they try to focus on keeping the parents involve in everything that is going on at the school with the kids. Love all the different activities and the programs they have with BC and BU. I am looking forward to spending our next five years here and will be devastated when our time to leave comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Two years since my last review and the Gardner has gotten even better. I did not realize how special this place was until I observed at many other schools, public and private and saw what they were lacking. Truly an amazing place and an excellent example of what a school can be given a driven staff and a bit of autonomy from the system. Next hurdle is ELT (extended learning time) approval and funding and hopefully and an extension to K-8.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

This is the school of my son three years ago.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%
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 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Math

All Students45%
Female60%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%
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 Students19%
Female25%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners5%

Math

All Students22%
Female13%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%
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 Students30%
Female35%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students53%
Female65%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I53%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners31%

Science

All Students12%
Female6%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I12%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 66% 16%
Black 15% 8%
White 10% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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