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North Beverly Elementary School

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Posted September 28, 2013

Our school is amazing because of the community we have there! The teachers are the fantastic, the words "above and beyond" is an every day occurence! The students are excited and engaged and happy to come to school! The PTO is top-notch and are willing to help where ever and when ever needed! Our school is working to improve our MCAS scores and in one year have done just that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

This school is great. The PTO is very active. There is a nice sense of community. There is something going on every month from 5K races to talent shows, to science fairs, math nights and reading festivals. There are science specialists, art, music and ipads. The instrument instruction starts in 3rd grade. The building is new, surrounded by preservation land. My son is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

We have been impressed with North Beverly this year, the first year our son has attended, he is in K. The kids have a special class each day in either art, music, PE, library or science in addition to a pretty aggressive curriculum for English and Math and time to play and get creative. The facilities are very nice, and parents seem very caring and involved as do the teachers and staff. The new Principal seems great. My son is also doing Spanish as an add-on, once a week, and the opportunity to incorporate a foreign language at this age we feel is very important. So far we are happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I have a child that has spent 6 years at North Beverly. The teachers are very caring and high quality. All students participate in a few assemblies each year, many kids have solo poetry or singing. Teaching is fairly structured: children sit in desks, have paper work, and short periods of moving around. That said, all grades have interesting, creative and engaging projects in school through out the year, many of which are group projects. The music teacher is fabulous; support staff in Occupational, Speech and Physicial Therapy, as well as academic support for kids on IEPs is excellent. There is a math and reading specialist available to all kids needing extra help, even if they are not on IEPs. In Massachusetts, so much emphasis is on preparing for the MCAS, including at this school. 4th and 5th grade is very demanding, but also very interesting and engaging for most kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I have a child that has spent 6 years at North Beverly. The teachers are very caring and high quality. All students participate in a few assemblies each year, many kids have solo poetry or singing. Teaching is fairly structured: children sit in desks, have paper work, and short periods of moving around. That said, all grades have interesting, creative and engaging projects in school through out the year, many of which are group projects. The music teacher is fabulous; support staff in Occupational, Speech and Physicial Therapy, as well as academic support for kids on IEPs is excellent. There is a math and reading specialist available to all kids needing extra help, even if they are not on IEPs. In Massachusetts, so much emphasis is on preparing for the MCAS, including at this school. 4th and 5th grade is very demanding, but also very interesting and engaging for most kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

This is a graet school! All of the teachers are very loving and suportive always offering to stay after school to help kids with Howework. The children that go to 'North Bev' as we call it always love it, I went their k-5 and loved it, the school is revitivily new and clean.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2005

My experience for my children has been wonderful at North Beverly. The principal, Mr Kokus is phenomenal and the teaching staff is excellent. The art, music and gym programs are top-notch. I have found the parents to be very involved. I feel that my children are safe, happy and receiving a great education. The only downside is the constant budget struggle in Beverly.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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60%

2011

 
 
55%

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67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
58%

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72%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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43%

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40%

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49%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

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43%

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47%

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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39%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students57%
Female72%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female81%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students63%
Female75%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female61%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 84% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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48 Putnam St
Beverly, MA 01915
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