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Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 276 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

My son attended 4th and 5th grade here. The teacher's were absolutely wonderful. I really wish they had 6th grade here so he could stay at the school. He teacher's went above and beyond what you expect. The PTA is well run and they had many activities throughout the year for the kids. It is a great school and I recommend it highly .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

My daughter goes to Memorial and I have overall been very happy. She has formed great bonds with every teacher she has had there. The facilities now are fantastic and I'm happy my child has to opportunity to learn in a brand new building. I have been very happy that they are trying hard to involve technology in to the learning environment. They set my daughter up with a variety of application focused on strengthening her weaker areas. She comes home most days with a very positive attitude which i think reinforces the schools commitment to teaching social responsibility and respect for each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

very happy with the school. Teachers are great ! school is welcoming and as a parent I feel that is very important!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

I will agree with the other review that the school most definitely does not challenge the students. If your child is at a higher level, they will get bored and have to regress their learning in order to keep the slow pace the classrooms are going. Even if you try and get more to challenge your child, the principal would rather not make an effort. Maybe she is laying low in order to keep her job and retire from it? They will make reasons to keep you waiting on challenging your child which means they will discourage you from trying. Sad. I will say my child had a great teacher, however, the teacher can not do much without the approval of the principal. The children are not challenged enough...slooooow pace.
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Posted February 25, 2010

I am a parent of a child that attends Memorial. I find that the learning could be better. I don't think the children are challenged enough. I think kids thrive to learn more and the curriculum being offered is just hum drum and I am sure what is required only. I really think the kids should be given more things to interest them and let their minds expand. I feel the administration doesn't really want to aim higher. Maybe it's easier to just lay low and follow along for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Two of our children have attended Memorial Elementary and have loved it. They have had terrific teachers and have especially enjoyed the small class sizes.
—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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52%

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48%

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62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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62%
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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51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

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

All Students52%
Female60%
Male44%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I14%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female62%
Male44%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I0%
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 Students51%
Female64%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I15%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I5%
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%
Female84%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female64%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I11%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female53%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I5%
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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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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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 71% 68%
Asian 16% 6%
Black 7% 8%
Hispanic 3% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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