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Mary Lyon K-8 School

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school has given our family a new lease on life, We were sure our children would never be able to thrive in a public school setting. We are seeing enthusiasm about going to school and daily affirmations from our children that this is the BEST place for them. The creativity we are seeing developed and the use of behavior modification to get the best out of students is really life changing. Every kid is treated as an individual and encouraged to learn in the style that works for them. This is the epitome of what an EXCELLENT public school should look like. Not every school could have the 16 student class size or perhaps be able to handle the range of behavioral or learning issues this school deals with, but the faculty and principle along with the caring parents should be commended for bringing learning to the next level for children not expected to even be in school still!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2013

Our children are doing amazing in this school. The administration focuses on ensuring the needs of the children, parents and staff are meet. This has exceeded our expectations coming from a local private school. The communication on what is going on should be a benchmark for all to follow. Clearly luck got us in through the lottery, our childrens future will keep us here and supporting an amazing staff! With much gratitude in seeing my tax dollars actually work for something reall meanginful our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2010

Truly excellent teachers. I never would have thought that a public school could be so wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

My son has attended the Mary Lyon school for many years. It is extremely rigid. There is little creativity in the classroom and the classes are completely task-oriented. It does not feel like a happy atmosphere to me, and if comfort and if you care about your child having fun and being happy, and not just doing well on tests, then I wouldn't reccomend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

The Mary Lyons is an excellent school. They have provided my son with some much attention, which has boosted his confidence in himself. This new found confidence has translated into better grades and a higher level of participation in class. The school also, has an awesome afterschool program, which has clubs that the kids can change every 4 to 6 weeks.
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

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 67% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Students63%
Femalen/a
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I69%
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 Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I65%
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 Students60%
Femalen/a
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I54%
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 Students78%
Femalen/a
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Femalen/a
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
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

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50%
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Reading growth at this school

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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 30% 16%
Black 16% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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 43%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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