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David Mindess Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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5 reviews of this school


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Posted May 25, 2013

Great school. Team oriented teaching is exceptional and provides students with a variety of learning models regardless of subject.


Posted February 1, 2013

My girl is doing great at the school. So far I see strong leadership and very good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My son is very happy and improving everyday with this school, sports in this town are a little expensive but the education is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The Mindess school offers a neighboor hood program which groups grades 3,4,and 5 together for a unique learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

The school does not meet the needs of dyslexic students. There is a known, evidence-based teaching method that administrators have been relunctant to give my child. They cannot, or will not, provide the intensive reading instruction to bring my child to grade level. She is bright, so her 2 year gap in reading ability is not addressed. The school has been a very positive experience for my other child.
—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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students66%
Female74%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners20%
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 Students59%
Female74%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian74%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities26%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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

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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 75% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ashland, MA 01721
Phone: (508) 881-0166

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