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Edward Devotion

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Posted March 5, 2014

Devo is a very diverse international community of students and on average very well educated parents who care about their child's education. Walking through the hallways every morning you will hear goodbye in several different languages. The teachers and assistants in the classrooms are very well qualified and have been picked out of hundreds of applicants. I went to public school and before this had my children in private school. The Population is diverse but the education is more comparable to private. Just because it says on here 65% white doesn't mean that they are from this country... many are visiting Phds who are working in top rated universities in the area. I am happy with the school as a whole. I like the community, people are friendly, and like anything else if you put the effort into the school it will come back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

The Devotion School is supportive and caring. I am happy my daughters have such support and devotion from the teachers and staff. We are so blessed to spend our school years with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2012

Ineffective teaching assistants and apathetic teachers. A complete disappointment. The children learn because the parents care, not because it's a productive learning environment. From a social perspective, there is no classroom community and students are left-out. As for the curriculum it's nothing better than what the state doles out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I love Devo because it has great teachers and a great curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Devo is an outstanding school in every aspect. The academics are excellent and the atmosphere is one of great diversity and great mutual respect. As a parent, I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

This school is so great! I have been here since kindergarten and it is my second home. The community is like a family despite the large student body. The location is great and so are the teachers. The new principal Is also making a lot of great changes!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

I love all the teachers that my children have had. Not all teachers are great, but I've been blessed with wonderful teachers. Not as much parent participation and comradery as I would like, but there is some participation. There is a new principle and he seems to be making a lot of great new changes. I am happy with the changes so far and the children seem to like him very much.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
35%

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 Students71%
Female82%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial90%
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female75%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial90%
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
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%
Female78%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female56%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
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%
Female83%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
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

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 63% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 7% 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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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