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Eliot Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

What can I say.... The Eliot is truly the BEST Public School in Boston! The extraordinary principal, Traci Griffith, has turned this school into an educational fountain flowing over with exceptional teachers , staff, and an overall outstanding school community. I am so grateful for this school and all their support and help! Just do the research and you will see..... It is the BEST Public School in Boaton!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

My son is finishing up his first year at the Eliot and we couldn't be happier with it. The principal is incredibly devoted (her two children also attend), the teachers do great work, the community is highly invested, and there is just a great group of kids. The school maintains a pretty good diversity of students both ethnically and socio-economically, and I think this diversity is somewhat rare in the Boston Public Schools. Though the curriculum is standard system-wide, the school is able to enhance the usual through field trips and partnerships with local instituations. My kindergartener went ice-skating every week during the winter, and toured the Coast Guard twice this year. Overall, it's a great school and a great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I Love the Elliot both of my kids are in the school, my son is graduating this year the first 8th grade class for this school.to me the Elliot is the best public school in Boston and I'm proud to be a parent for the Elliot.
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Posted April 1, 2009

We have two children at this school, and they are very happy here. They are always being challenged, and the quality of the teaching is excellent. The principal is always on top of things, and we also like the fact that it is becoming more and more of a neighborhood school.
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Posted March 24, 2009

My daughter has attended for 2 years; her 7th and 8th grade years. The staff and teachers have been superb. Not only have her grades been exceptional, she has been challenged to live out her dream and received encouragement along the way. She was just accepted to a Charter HS in Boston. Thanks to the principle and staff for their commitment to excellence.
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Posted September 11, 2005

We have 2 sons at the Eliot, and have been with the school for the past 3 years. Each year, we are more and more impressed! It is a small school, with superb teachers, and most importantly, our sons are very happy. In fact, over the summer, they missed school! We feel very lucky. Thank you, BPS!
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students71%
Female86%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I89%
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 Students80%
Femalen/a
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I76%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students69%
Female57%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learners60%

Science

All Students21%
Female21%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I21%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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 Students91%
Female83%
Male96%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I91%
Students with disabilities92%
English language learners92%

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I96%
Students with disabilities92%
English language learners92%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners100%

Math

All Students88%
Female73%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners80%
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 Students84%
Female93%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female77%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students4%
Female8%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Title I4%
Students with disabilities0%
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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50%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 38% 67%
Hispanic 37% 16%
Black 19% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 53%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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