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Morse School

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Posted November 27, 2013

Morse is a wonderful school. We have fabulous activities, students, and classes. We used to have middle school, but now there is only elementary. Sometimes people doubt the Morse School, but my experience here makes me love it. I will be so sad when I have to go to a new school after I finish here. All the teachers are pleasant, friendly, and strive for excellence.


Posted August 22, 2012

My son attended kindergarten at Morse last year and we have had a wonderful experience so far. I believe his kindergarten teacher was the best in the district -- energetic, creative, smart, and extremely willing to work with parents to make sure every child had the best possible kindergarten expeirence. My son has thrived there and has made impressive gains in his literacy, creativity, physical and creative development, and his general interest in learning. Morse parents and teachers are highly committed to the school and it has been a pleasure to become a part of the Morse community. We live near by to the Morse so it has also been fun to get to know our neighbors and to become more connected with the Camridgeport community in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I am VERY disappointed in the way the Morse School has turned out. I feel this school has alot it needs to improve on especially parent teacher relationships , the way the students are allowed to interact, talk to each other ,and behave in class. I am going to be tranfering my child from this school Immediately. My daughter has come home and told me numerous stories of her days at school not very pleasent to hear as a parent. My daughter has suffered alot these past two years at The Morse
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

My daughter attended the Morse school and had an INCREDIBLE experience there! The entire staff is wonderful. They provide a nurturing and supportive environment. Education is presented in a way that inspires the children to learn. My daughter loved it there! way
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Ms. Pat and the entire staff are constantly working towards improving the school. It is so clear that they have the best interests of the students first in their hearts and minds and actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2006

The Morse School was one of the best school's in the city until 2003. This school is suffering tremendously academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2004

I love the Morse school. It has so much to offer a child. So many activities, programs, and much much more. It also offers the Core Knowledge that children need, and not alot of schools have that. I didn't think the Morse school was right for my child, but when I sent her there I never regreted what I did. If the morse school had a Highschool I would definetely enroll my child there, but you never know.
—Submitted by a student


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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%

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 53% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
20%
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

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
21%
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

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

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n/a

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55%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

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n/a

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42%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students61%
Female74%
Male50%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students61%
Female53%
Male67%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female40%
Male62%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I51%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male74%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female46%
Male65%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female46%
Male57%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I50%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
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Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
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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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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 35% 67%
Black 33% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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