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Morrison Elementary School

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Posted December 3, 2012

I love this school and all the teachers are #1 both of my boys had great years here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2012

I have two children attending the Morrison school and although a few years back I was a bit disappointed with a few issues I can now say that I love it. My youngest son has an I.E.P. at the Morrison and I couldn't ask for a better staff to work with him,while my oldest son has had the best teachers five years in a row!!! To all the staff and volunteers at The Morrison school I say keep up the GREAT work !!! Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2012

I love the Morrison school. I have nothing but nice things to say. The principal, his assistant, the nurse and other staff volunteers and teachers are very friendly and welcoming even in the midst of all the challenges that it takes to run and operate an elementary school. Yet it seems they know every student by name! Which is very rare with so little time and high state demands. Every time I enter the school after being buzzed in, I am greeted with a warm and friendly hello and a smile. I appreciate that !! My child's first grade and now second grade teacher: Mrs. Alpert and Mrs. Cotton (as are all the teachers) are attentive,supportive and encouraging and dedicated to education. I highly recommend the school to anyone moving in to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

Morrison school is a wonderful place to students with dedicated teachers and staff under the leadership of a very friendly principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

I was completely unhappy with the Morrison School. My child was a kindergarten student and her teacher pretty much had her listed as a lost cause that would need remedial help and services. Luckily, I am praising Karma, the Morrison has not done well and failed their MCAS exams allowing my child to go to a different school. Wow, is all I can say. My child is above average in all her studies and is thriving at an unbelievable rate. The teachers actually take the time to CARE and HELP their students. NOT let them settle in the back ground because they are quiet. I will never advocate the Morrison and always be angry withe that kindergarten teacher as she almost lost my child in the abyss of mediocre education at best. Thank goodness for real dedicated teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

A dedicated staff supported by caring volunteers, and headed by a terrific elementary Principal. :-)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

It has very dedicated teachers and a great staff. The kids who go to school there are the recipients of a wonderful school atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Great staff with teachers like Ms. Devlin who does whatever they can to make sure each child succeeds, feels listened to and cared for.


Posted April 20, 2010

Morrison Elementary is a great school with staff and parents who work together to do as much as possible for our students!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2010

This is a great school. Amy Devlin is an amazing teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I did a month-long student teaching internship there, and it was awesome!


Posted April 20, 2010

Morrison has a wonderful and enthusiastic staff, PTO and amazingly talented students :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Because the teachers have a GREAT PTO that supports the teachers, administrators, & support staff!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 5, 2010

The teachers and support staff in this school are phenomenal. I went to school here over 20 years ago and the quality has steadily improved. My 5th grader is about to graduate from Morrison and my Kindergardener is just starting her experience here. Like another parent stated, the only problem I've ever had was their lack of dealing with problem students. Bad behavior was not given strict enough punishment. But the PTO works so hard here to give the students a great experience and many fun activities and supplies for the school! And, Mrs P in the office is always willing to help (with a smile!). This is a great school, especially for my daughter who has learning disabilities!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

This is a great school in every way. My family is very lucky to have had the good fortune to be a part of the Morrison family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

You couldn't ask for a better staff and specialists!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great Parents! Very involved and have a terrific mission to supplement their child's terrific education at Morrison!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

You will not find more professional, motivated teachers at any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

They have the highest quality teachers that really enjoy their students and try to help them be the very best people they can. They provide many programs to help integrate children that have mild to moderate learning difficulties into the mainstream curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great teachers and the Principal and Mrs. P are great!
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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72%

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73%

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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75%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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77%

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78%

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60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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67%

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55%

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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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68%

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83%

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64%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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58%

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66%

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49%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

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55%

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46%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I74%
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 Students67%
Female84%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I23%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I81%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female58%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I31%
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

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%
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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 76% 67%
Black 10% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 1% 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 25%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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