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Amesbury Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 49 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2011

My child has been at AES from 1st to 4th grade and is moving on to the middle school next year. He is very bright but has special needs and has really struggled at this school. We have had to work hard to get some of his teachers to follow his IEP and we have not always been happy about the way discipline has been handled. The curriculum has not been creative or engaging and even though my son spends 6 hours a day there, we have to spend hours more at home, after homework, teaching him basic math skills that he is not getting at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

Have not had a problem with this school and my child is in 4th and my youngest is just starting in K
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2006

Up until this year this school was great, but their is a new principal who comes from being a high school principal. Not impressed with him..
—Submitted by a parent


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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female53%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
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%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

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
White 92% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 South Hampton Rd
Amesbury, MA 01913
Phone: (978) 388-3659

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