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Burr Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 409 students

 
 

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Posted June 20, 2013

Repeated requests for evals ignored...facilitator overbearing, principal doesn't listen to parents, overprotective of staff who are failing your child. Completely unhappy & unimpressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2013

great school - perfect if your child has an IEP - they are AMAZING with the way they help the children with their needs - all kids needs are different!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

As a parent of color. We have found the Burr School to be amazing place. We have always felt that we were part of the school. The staff and teachers have always made it a point to stay in in touch and keep us involved...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

In response to the concerns of 'a parent of color' (posted 6/27/07) I would suggest getting involved with the Burr School PTO and attending the meetings. It is certainly not exclusive, as every parent is automatically considered a member. Voice your opinions and become active. You will find it to be a very supportive group and a good place to start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Burr school has some really great teachers. It starts from the top with strong leadership from the principal. I have two kids in the school now (K & 5) and will be sending another in 4 years! The Burr School community believes in these core values: Academic Excellence, The Effort and Joy of Learning, A Strong Sense of Community, and Individual Growth and Expression. And these values are reflected in my two kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

As a parent of color my experience at this school too often had me wondering what year I was in, 2007 or 1957? I found the curriculum to be presented with full support of the 'Majority ' and very minimal for the 'Minority' The feeling my son left with was that as a man of color he was only a slave in America and that true Americans were white. I found the majority of the community not very welcome to differences and were working hard to remain exclusive under the disguise of 'Higher Standards' and Being 'Conservative.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Two years ago, we moved from Auburndale, and sadly left behind the great staff at the Burr School. I just wanted to say that this is a fine school and that our children prospered here. Like one of the other parents who have reviewed this school, we found that the teachers brought out the best in our children. BrendaLee Ellis
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

My daughter is very shy and quite and while at another school they accused her of being abused or abnormal because of this. When she transferred to Burr, her third grade teacher brought out all her best qualities. My daughter has more friends, takes violin lessons, and always wants to go to school functions. She absalutely loves her teacher and this school. So do I. No one has accused her of being abnormal and tries to hurt her like they did at [her previous school]. This is a great school and my only regret is not getting my daughter here sooner so she wouldn't have had to go through the humiliation at the last school for so long.


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
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 (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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities59%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
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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50%
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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 67% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 6%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Black 2% 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 8%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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