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George F. Kelly Elementary School

Public | 1-4 & ungraded | 488 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2010

My children are both in Camino's. English is our first language and the kids find it frustrating when they're in the Spanish class. First Grade is a lot harder because the teacher speaks very limited English to them. I think they need more helpers in the class and or a smaller classroom to get more 1 on 1 attention. Homework is difficult as a parent to understand, nevermind my child. Their homework becomes mine. Mr Howard is a great leader, but we need more help in the classroom for the kids who aren't bilingual.
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Posted January 7, 2010

I have recently moved in the Chelsea area. My daughter is a student at the Kelly School, and she loves it. Everyone is so friendly there. However, I am trying to find a afterschool program that is available, and is also affordable. Thank you
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Posted June 18, 2008

As a parent, I believe the Kelly school is one of the best if not THE BEST school in Chelsea. Especially because of the Dos Caminos Bilingual Immersion program. Not only does this program give children the opportunity to learn how to speak, read and write in another language but because it is a gifted and talented program it challenges students as well. The 'camino's parents' are also known for being more involved than most other parents.
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Posted June 5, 2007

My son has had the opportunity to attend both the after school programs and the summer school programs the school offers. He needed to improve his reading and comprehension skills, and there was no extra time to help him during school hours. Through all this time I have seen the tremendous improvement my son has made, not only on his reading but in all other subjects. His teachers are happy to see how well he s doing. This last quarter for the first time he made Honor Roll and we were so happy and proud of him. I truly believe that my son s hard work and his teachers combined with the summer school and after school programs have made all the difference. My hope now is that my daughter has the same opportunity that my son had to improve her skills with these programs as needed in the future. Thank you for your dedication and support to the Kelly Summer School Program.
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Posted September 1, 2003

I have to say Mr. Howard and Mr. Lopez are wonderful leaders for our teachers in the Kelly School. It is nice to see parents, teachers and students get involed in their school, and if they can't help in one area, you know they will be in another. Sometimes you see get the same teachers, parents and students over and over again. I have to say this school is wonderful and I am blessed my two girls attend there.
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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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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61%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners7%

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners34%
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 Students33%
Female39%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female58%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I49%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

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
Hispanic 93% 15%
White 3% 68%
Black 2% 8%
Asian 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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300 Crescent Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 466-5350

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