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Peter Thacher Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 460 students

 

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Posted December 5, 2013

My son attend Peter Thacher and we have found the staff and curriculum be excellent
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Posted October 8, 2013

My daughter loves this school and the teachers. Their helping her a lot with her speech and physical therapy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Staff is incredible as is building. Children are well taken care of with safety, security, and lunches!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

I can not say anything bad at all! I would give them 5+, not only teacher but all staff, help full, caring , and really care !
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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%
Female70%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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 70% 67%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 5% 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 32%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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