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Parker Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 360 students

 
 

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5 stars

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted September 24, 2013

Great school. Awesome staff........I was so impressed of school while touring it. A+ from me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I know I'm bias but the Parker School is a wonderful school. The technology at our disposal is state of the art! More importantly, we have a loving, dedicated staff that care about every child and make everyone feel loved and important!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2013

This school is state of art ! Kids deserve to go to a nice school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

The Parker School has an enormous community support base. The parents are awesome and generous. The staff right down to the custodial and lunch room are always kind, supportive, and helpful.Every staff member knows every child. The children are supported in a very safe and happy environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

They are doing a great job educating my grandson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Great teachers, administration and especially a great group of families that participate fully in their children's education and school experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

The dedication of the faculty, staff, and parents make the Parker an outstanding school. A new state-of-the-art building opening in 2012 will propel this great school even further.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

The Parker School families and teachers are dedicated to making the Parke School a wonderful place for our sons to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

My grandson loves the school.


Posted October 19, 2010

My great nephew loves the school and now a days, that's something to shout about! Everyone is dedicated and instills the love of learning and it shows.


Posted June 23, 2008

Great teachers and great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This is the oldest school in town but what it lacks in facilities is offset by the excellent and dedicated teaching staff, strong parental involvement, a dedication tocommunity service and a very hard workingand compassionate principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

This is the oldest school in town. The facilities need a lot of improvement. What it lacks in faciities it makes up for in dedicated teachers, a committment to each child, strong community service, encouraged parental involvement and a harworking and compassionate principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2006

go parker go parker! parent involvment 5 stars
—Submitted by a former student


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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
35%

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 Students52%
Female66%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female65%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students53%
Female64%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students69%
Female87%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female83%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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

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 76% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 6% 8%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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