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Kennedy-Longfellow School

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Posted April 30, 2014

Spacious classrooms with large windows, excellent teachers, very pleasant staff, phenomenal reading specialist, shady playground with water feature, climbing structures and field...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

Bullying is a huge problem at this school. The first grade teacher, who discouraged any type of parent involvement in the classroom, is totally inept and actually cruel to bullied children. The principal refuses to deal with any bullying problems. Language classes were taken away from students. There is no advanced or ISP program. Reminds me of a 1970s prison film.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

While the academics of this school are great, I lost trust in the administration after my daughter was bullied... Even after a safety plan was put in place, my daughter continued to be a target of physical attacks by another student. That student is still in the school - but my daughter won't be... Sad that the victim has to leave the school in order to be safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

Amazing school. Its a big disappointment that the new middle school plan does not include KLO as a middle school. Wonderful students, kind teachers and the ISP is a great program. The art, music, Italian, Spanish, Lab, P.E., librarian, and staff are just great. They bring so much enthusiasm and makes the learning worthwhile.


Posted April 13, 2010

Great school. We've been here for 2 years hoping to stay for another year or more. The Kindergarten to Gr. 2 have a new energetic and enthusiastic Italian teacher. The kids are so lucky to have her. Learning two or more languages are truly a blessing for my daughter. Also, we are looking forward to have our newly hired Principal and we highly believe KLo families are going to have a great 2010-2011 and more. More Power to All!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Excellent school. Great teaching love the ISP programme.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

Kennedy Longfellow is a great 'village' school in the heart of vibrant East Cambridge. KLS flies under the radar in terms of reputation, but houses some of the system's best teachers and programs. We love this school for spirit, teachers, academics, and the physical plant which includes great outdoor space, CitySprouts, and recreation rooms on top of a great gym and playground. KLS is not to be overlooked.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

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 71% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%

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

All Students35%
Female25%
Male43%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female25%
Male34%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
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 Students35%
Female43%
Male21%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female61%
Male28%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I49%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male47%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students20%
Female20%
Male20%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students16%
Female14%
Male20%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I16%
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 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

Math

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
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 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

Math

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
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 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

Math

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

Science

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
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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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
White 37% 67%
Black 31% 8%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 62%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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