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Carlisle School

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Posted January 2, 2014

My kid went to this school for 9 years and learned so much stuff. The teachers and principals were fab, especially the the connections teachers who really did good. My kid got a lot of attention but still didn't get the top scores after all the hard work he/she has done. Just goes to show how competitive school here can be! I love this school and everything in it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

I couldn't imagine a better private or public school than Carlisle. Walking through the doors is like a warm embrace. The administration, teachers, and parent volunteers are amazing. When you walk into the office there is a cork board with hundreds of name tags....those are all of the parent volunteers! My son has had some challenges and they have spared no expense or time to help him achieve his potential. We've been offered better jobs out of state but refuse to leave because we know how amazing this school and community are for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

It's a great K-8 experience with a real sense of community. The kids grow up together, often from preschoolers to teenagers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

The fact that two reviews here mention Marie Doyle makes me suspicious. While there are many great aspects to the Carlisle School, it is not universally agreed that Ms. Doyle is one of them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Carlisle Public Schools is amazing! My children are using technology to improve their math and reading starting in kindergarten! Ms. Doyle, the superintendent, has worked with the community to build key programs: elementary world language, after school STEM clubs, middle school Chinese and more. Ms. Hurley, the principal, is so supportive and helpful, and the community loves her! She greets the children each morning as they get off the busses and visits classes to say hello. Ms. Slack, the Student Services Director, really wants to help children succeed by providing support. The teachers are really fantastic and make learning fun even while challenging the children to think. The staff is also available to students and engage in fun learning such as Outdoor Education and a trip to New York City. This is a super school and we know this because our children are SO WELL prepared for the high school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

carlisle is and amazing school! we're kindergarden through eighth grade. im in my seventh year of school here and i love it! all my teachers are amazing! our music program is outstanding!! we've won multiple golds at MICCA(mass. instrumental choral cunductors association). our MCAS scores are good too!! our sports teams aren't amazing to say the least, but we have fun with it. we have foreign language classes starting in kindergarden with spanish, but as we go into older grades we have more languages to take, like french and chinese. anyone who goes here is extremely privalidged and i look forward to meeting them. if i could go to school anywhere else i wouldn't!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

Carlisle Public Schools is a true gem. I attended 9 years of education there and feel like it set the ground work for an amazing future. The teachers are top notch, the music prograrm is unrivaled, and the atmosphere is stable and serene. Any parent who is priviledged enough to send their child to CPS is very fortunate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2004

We have a new dynamite superintendent who is forward thinking and takes action, this is a really exciting time to be in Carlisle, Ms.Doyle is dynamite, we were already great, now we are reaching for the top!
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female76%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities66%
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 Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
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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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

Above average

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 82% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
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 1%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Carlisle, MA 01741
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