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Mary E. Baker School

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Posted May 26, 2010

My child is in Kindergarten at the Mary E. Baker School and I am a member of the PTA. Donna Haymes (principal) is the kindest, sweetest woman and I am honored to have her as a leader of our school. She truely has our children as her priority. She is very creative with the activities and events she plans at the school. Everyone I have encountered at the school have been more than outstanding. My child's teacher, Mrs. Pike is is one of the most caring and attentive teachers I have ever known. I am lucky to have my child in such a wonderful school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

School is great, Headed by a great principal and great teachers. My son is a first grade student and Wow is all I can say. Principle Haymes is an exceptional lady and definetly has the respect of everyone on site.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

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 53% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
11%
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 Students33%
Female48%
Male22%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students54%
Female70%
Male43%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners30%
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 Students9%
Female10%
Male8%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White11%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged11%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners4%

Math

All Students19%
Female13%
Male24%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students28%
Female23%
Male32%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students25%
Female17%
Male31%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners15%

Science

All Students10%
Female10%
Male9%
African American3%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged7%
Title I10%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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
Black 46% 8%
White 32% 67%
Hispanic 12% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 65%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students College counselor(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (508) 894-4472

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Latin

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • College counselor(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Technical design and production
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Parent involvement
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  • Volunteer in the classroom
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