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Warren-Prescott K-8 School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 509 students

 

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Warren-Prescott is an excellent school with a wonderful community feel. It provides a great learning environment, capable and caring teachers and staff, a committed principal, and a terrific family community. The Warren-Prescott School is a neighborhood school in the best sense of the word - with local roots in the community and families who care - while still being inviting and inclusive for families from other neighborhoods. One of the many important things the families organize is a very strong after-school program, with arts, language, sports and more. In addition, Charlestown offers very good athletic programs nearby in soccer, lacrosse, hockey, tennis and other sports. As far as test scores - the GreatSchools Rating is either out of date, not very accurate, or both. The Warren-Prescott School's test scores are comparable to the best schools in Boston, and in the suburbs (comparing those children who are not living with the additional challenges of poverty).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2014

The parent involvement is very high. Teachers and faculty care about students. It's a great Boston Public School choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

This is one of the best schools in the Boston Public School system. The parent and community involvement is very high. They offer extended day programs from k-4. Extended day is available for k-2 until 6pm. Each year the school has an extensive waiting list for entrance to new students due to high demand. Those families that don't get in to WP typcically move out of Boston; a real problem for the city. The information on the stats for WP need to be updated on this site. Michelle Davis is now the Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The school is making a difference in children's lives be offering extended days for children to improve their math and english skills. They have also partnered with MGH to combat child obesity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I am a grandparent whose grandchildren have transferred from private schools to Warren Prescott and see a great opportunity for them to grow within this diverse environment. Warren Prescott is headed by a strong principal, who is truly commited to the education of youth, even given reduced budgets and mandatory program cuts.


Posted August 2, 2009

its very out going. the school is so creative. your children will love it. unlike other schools you can express theme selfs. there is a lot to learn and you never know what going to happen next
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

We transferred out of the independent school system and joined the Warren-Prescott community this past fall. We are thrilled with our choice and are very impressed with the dedication and commitment of not only the principal and teaching staff, but of the parent/caregiver community as well. The curriculum is appropriate and challenging and the homework keeps parents and caregivers abreast of work being done on a daily basis. The open-door policy of the principal creates a warm, friendly environment that encourages constructive discourse and communication among staff, parents, teachers, and the entire school community.
—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.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%

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

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

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
6%
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 Students71%
Female80%
Male66%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female84%
Male73%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I77%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female50%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I59%
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 Students78%
Female95%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I67%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female33%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
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%
Female61%
Male44%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female46%
Male37%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students8%
Female8%
Male7%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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 54% 67%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Black 11% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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