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Hajjar Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 515 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 24, 2014

This school has a lot of terrific teachers and the secretary is a wonderful woman. This school however does need a stronger leader and one that is capable of making decisions that are best for our children and their safety as well as their education most importantly. This is the only area that needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

Our daughter attends this school for the second year already. She loves every day she goes there and we are still excited how teachers & the whole team helped her after relocation. They got a new principal this year - energetic woman - we can't imagine how it could get better, but she will definitely find a way how to improve things which are great already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This is the 2nd year that my boys have attended Hajjar Elem. They have the best teachers and staff. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers, a principal that stayed for 37+ years and just retired, but stayed because he loved the kids, great kids, understanding, willing to work with parents, greatly support the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2007

I have two children at the Hajjar Elementary School. The Hajjar has great teachers who really care for the children. The principal, however, is not contributing to the improvement of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

The principal of this school is largely at fault for the problems with the academic and social atmosphere of this school. I am stating this as a current parent of a child at the Hajjar who tries to stay actively involved within the school community, and as a former elementary educator as well. It is time for him to retire after being there over 30 years, and time to bring in a principal who can create positive change!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female49%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female36%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
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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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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%
Black 5% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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