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Dean S. Luce Elementary School

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Posted March 30, 2014

Highly-qualified teachers, but poor leadership and unhelpful administrative staff. The library is good. The Gym is mediocre. Cafeteria is too small. Students are only given 30 minutes lunch time, which including waiting in line to get food. You can imagine that some students at the end of the line barely have time to eat. The weirdest thing about this school is that they put all students outside the school building without much protection in the mornings before classes start.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

After moving from a nearby town, we were pleasantly surprised by the welcoming environment and professionalism of all staff at the Luce school. Our son has been accepted as part of the Luce community and is thriving with the compassionate support of the special education staff. We are very pleased with his progress and enjoy regular involvement in the schools programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My son is thriving at this school. The administration (superintendent and principal) is proactive and enthusiastic Teachers have clear lesson goals and are encouraged to use best practices. When you visit the school you hear the pleasant hum of engaged children. Parent involvement is strong but not overwhelming.
—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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

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

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities17%
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%
Female84%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female66%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I27%
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%
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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

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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 74% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 9% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 4% 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 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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