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Briggs Elementary School

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Posted September 16, 2013

My daughters went here and my son currently goes. The teachers are amazing! Great communication and top-rated academics. We moved to this town for the school system and we haven't regretted it once!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2013

My school is warm and friendly with highly qualified teachers who offer differentiated instruction within each classroom.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 15, 2013

We are starting this school year in a beautiful new building with an amazing staff!! This school has a caring, fun, and enthusiastic staff from teachers, to custodial and secretarial personal. Every time I enter the building as a parent or a teacher I feel "at home". I can't think of anyplace else I would want my kids to learn and grow together! The only area our school can be improved is with town funding allowing for more teachers and an assistant principal. We have struggled with class size over the years due to the budget issues and I would love to see the town come together to enhance the student experience without as much tension and drama.


Posted September 15, 2013

Great school! Wonderful teachers and parents that care about one another and want the best for our children education.


Posted April 17, 2011

I had 2 children attend here the first was a perfect student so no issues. The second has adhd and I had to fight for the proper involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Caring teachers that want all children to succeed. The building may not be pretty but the teachers care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My daughter loves her school. We moved from a bigger city and JR Briggs is a much closer community. she gets the attention she needs and has made amazing friends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Our school is like one large family. Everyone is willing to help with whatever is needed especailly when time are difficult.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Great caring teachers in a small rural town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Briggs is a community of students, staff, parents, and community members who support each other always! It is a great educational and social environment for all the children. And..we have a lot of fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Briggs has a wonderful, caring staff and adminstration. They are open and available to parents and community members and are willing to take ideas, suggestions, and constructive critism to improve the Briggs enviroment.


Posted April 29, 2010

Briggs School is filled with people who truly care about the children and families of this community. From the first time a child enters the building until they move on to other schools, they have the feeling of being in a place where they are loved!


Posted April 29, 2010

The staff are extremely dedicated, the administration is extremely supportive and the students are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

They are VERY dedicated to the students and make you feel very welcome there. My daughter loves the school just like I did as a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

All of my children have gone here and they loved it! The teachers are excellent. They care for the children and the teach them tremendous amounts. The school allows students to succeed!
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities48%
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 Students54%
Female66%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I22%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities15%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 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 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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 96% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
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 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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96 Williams Rd
Ashburnham, MA 01430
Phone: (978) 827-5750

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