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Chestnut Hill Community School

Public | 4-6 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 30, 2012

We have just moved to the area and my son is in Mrs Dupras' 4th grade class. We are very pleased with the school as well as his teacher. She has a daily report card so you know if there are any issues, which I feel is great! The kids have been welcoming and my son has adjusted well. The teachers and principal are friendly, we couldn't be more happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2011

I was in the 2nd class to graduate the 8th grade after the school was built. I felt the builders did a great job. The teachers were top notch. Because of some of the teachers I have had there I went on to follow my dreams because they were so inspiring and supportive.


Posted October 18, 2010

Chestnut Hill Community School has a faculty that goes above and beyond their jobs. I have both a special needs child and children without disabilities and they have all flourished with the staff and are well prepared for junior high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Great teachers and staff great community school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

there needs to be better communication between teachers and special ed. dept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

The Teachers are wonderful .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

This a great school.I have had children in this school for a year and they are both very happy.We looked at other districts before moving here and felt this was the best overall school.I have been very happy with the education and the teachers.The kids are challenged but still have time for fun.They have separate art ,music and gym teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

Big. Friendly Teachers. Nice School.
—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 53% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
55%
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 67% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

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 Students51%
Female63%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
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%
Female79%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 91% 67%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 19%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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59 State St
Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone: (413) 323-0437

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