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Bernardston Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 14 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2013

A wonderful school in a small country town. I am so glad that my grandson(s) are going there. I was so impressed seeing the teachers interact with the children. They truly care. Also, they really try hard to get the parents involved. I grew up in a military family, so I went to a lot of different schools, large and small, but this school is what my idea of an ideal school would be.


Posted August 9, 2013

Bernardston Elementary School is a wonderful school, with great community support. Parents are always encouraged to get involved.


Posted September 22, 2009

We have a new Principle and Secretary which will hopefully bring in new life. Out with the old and bring in the new... and move on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

BES creates a nurturing, caring atmosphere in which the kids thrive and learn.


Posted September 16, 2009

I love the close knit community of our 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 57% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

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 53% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

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 67% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students42%
Female42%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female50%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students41%
Female67%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female60%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students72%
Femalen/a
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
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 Students68%
Female87%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female73%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
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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

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 92% 67%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 35%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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37 School Rd
Bernardston, MA 01337
Phone: (413) 648-9356

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