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Col Moses Parker School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted today

parker is ok but I dont like that the teachers are so noisey and wonder and ask questions about our life its so annoying if you say your angry at your parents they call your parents that really gets on my last nerves they could work on that by only talking about school related things and if they want to share the information you tell them thats upsetting you by not calling the parents if you ask for it to be privet


Posted September 28, 2013

this school is to strict the homework lunch is dumb who wants to do homework while they eat and you have to pay 100 dollars in order to do after school club activitycards well some parents are poor and dont have enough money and so they cant partisapate with is embarrrising to the kids who dont have enough money -a student


Posted June 28, 2013

Very good school. Lots of opportunities for students. Every teacher cares. No matter if they are mean or if they are nice. Every teacher wants there students to succeed. I think it is really silly for people to think that teachers don't care. They do. I am a student and I know what I am saying. So don't listen to the reviews telling you that the teachers are bad or they don't care. They all care.


Posted December 14, 2009

Maybe the Chelmsfrord Schools should be more concerned over following a child's IEP or the 'Bullying' that goes on during school and on the bus... and not so concerned over their BMI's.. I understand it is a MAJOR concern for the Chelmsford School system at this time, but maybe..just maybe...a frosted cupcake is not going to be the biggest threat in a small childs life...maybe we should all direct our energy toward other things, that just might be more important to the child, and not so much the environment around them. Society stresses the importance of health and being thin, I understand that completely. But what about their self-esteem...people come in all different shapes and sizes. In order to attend public schools each child needs a form filled out from their pediatrician, shouldnt they be the ones folllowing the BMI's and not the schools?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

This school is, well... like any other school. Some teachers care, some just don't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2009

In addition to academics, my children are taught to respect others and be a good citizen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The supportive teachers and staff go a long way in tough economic times
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

They have the best staff and really care about their students!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Parker Middle School is a friendly, enthusiastic and open learning environment. Great place to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

I absolutely love this school. Even though the teachers are a hit or miss, everything else makes up for it.
—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 65% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

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 67% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male77%
African American83%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
African American59%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male69%
African American75%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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%
Female98%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
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%
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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

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 83% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Chelmsford, MA 01824
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