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Florence Sawyer School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 860 students

 
 

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Posted December 30, 2011

As a student, I find this school to be a wonderful learning environment. This school goes above and beyond to help kids set the bar higher and higher for themselves. The teachers are beyond excellent, the principal actively participates, and the extra curricular activities are phenomenal, allowing fellow students to excell. I couldn't ask for a better school, and for all the people out there searching and searching for a perfect school, search no more. I sincerely hope that you take this school into deep consideration.


Posted November 14, 2010

Excellent teachers, challenging academics, great extra curricular, accepting students, friendly atmosphere, an exceptional middle school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

This is a great school! I have sent my kids to other public, private and charter schools, and this is by far the BEST school. I wish I moved to Bolton sooner, so all of my children could have attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Good art and music, Teacher of the Year award a few years ago, lets kids stay through 8th grade instead of pushing them into middle school, has active and successful DI, high parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

Our school is a greta school. I scored advanced on both my macas scores. We have the 2005 teacher of the year working for us. Lt. governore Kerry Healy called us the perfect school. We're hard workers and do well on MCAS.
—Submitted by a 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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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 71% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students77%
Female89%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female89%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female67%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
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

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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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Math growth at this school

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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 90% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 3%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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