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Charles C Cashman Elementary

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 529 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2014

Cashman is OK. The Special Education and Emotional/Behavioral staff is severely lacking knowledge in many prevalent diagnosis' and disabilities. This is very frustrating for parents who are working hard with their child at home and with doctors, only to send their child to the school and have everything undone due to lack of education and willingness of the staff to learn. Not all kids are your average cookie-cutter children and staff needs to be prepared for all children that come to the classroom. Staff offers lots of Lip-service but little follow-through. They are quick to pass blame and finger-point rather than communicate and come up with an effective solution. The staff also makes decisions w/o consulting with eachother and the parents! As an educator, I understand the importance of communication and privacy and this is not upheld at Cashman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2012

The Cashman School is an outstanding school,community and learning environment. Cashman school has received commendations by the state and commendations for MCAS two years in a row!!!!! I went to school here for my Elementary years and now my kids get the opportunity to as well! I love the kind and warm staff of teachers and administration. They are just the best! They are kind and also provide structure and safety to provide the best learning environment for my children. The preschool program and kindergarten program are top notch. Because of this school community my children love school and love to learn...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

An absolute disaster. The principal is inexperienced, rash and reactive. She punishes kids first and asks questions later. There is an investigation being conducted into her discipline practices. The teachers are a dime a dozen. Competence is not in great supply.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

I love this school! My daughter is in 2nd grade and we both couldn't be happier with each of the main teachers she has had. My only negative impressions have been from teachers in the "specialty" areas of technololgy and library, and those were more attitude/personality issues rather than competence but overall it has been a fun, friendly, inviting and encouraging learning atmosphere since the 1st day of kindergarten. Our experience has been that it is a wonderful foundation of education and community that is being built here- I feel very, very fortunate to have these wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

We moved from NH and we literally zoomed in here after pulling our son from all his friends.. he met Mr Hoyt at a week b4 school started and he took time to meet with us after the doors technically were closed. He made my son so comfortable! He said hey mom..i really like it here! I'll be o-k!
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Posted October 22, 2008

Amazing school! Great teachers and the dedication is amazing.
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Posted June 2, 2007

I have never seen such dedication from a group of teachers and administrators as I have seen here at Cashman Elementary. My 9 and 7 year old boys enjoy telling me about their studies on a daily basis. There is hands on learning here. This school is so great that the kids are friendly with the custodial staff and they know these children by name. There is a great sense of community here in Amesbury and especially at Cashman Elementary. Peter Hoyt is an excellent educator and I feel fortunate that my children have attended this school under his tenure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

My 11 year old is now at the middle school, while the 8 year old is still at Cashman. I am a teacher, and appreciate both the problems experienced by teachers, and how ineffective teachers can hamper a child. However, I am constantly amazed at how good a job the teachers at the Cashman do. My thanks to all of the teachers who put so much of your lives into this school. Their work is greatly appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2004

Both my 4 year old and 7 year old attend this school and we have been extreamly pleased since day 0ne. My son (4) needs Speech Therepy and OT and the PreSchool program has provided this for him as well as a warm and safe and encouraging environment. He is thriving wonderfully here. This is my daughters 2nd year here. Three quarters through kindergarten last year and she was reading! Now in 3rd quarter of first grade, she's reading at a 3rd quarter second grade level. And her math skills, wow! What more can I say. It's wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Their special education for austism is terrible, they should be ashamed.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
61%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities39%
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%
Female81%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female74%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities19%
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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26%
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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 94% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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193 Lions Mouth Rd
Amesbury, MA 01913
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