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Clark Avenue School

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Posted April 13, 2012

I'm a student at the Clark Avenue Middle School. I'm currently in 7th grade as of 2012. [From a student's perspective] I've been in this school for over two years and I've never seen any crime or any violence go on during school hours. Overall, this is a great school, but it's lacking in many factors: School lunches/cafeteria: There are no trays to carry your food in. We have to use our hands to carry our milk, lunch and fruits. We used to have trays, but I guess due to budget cuts we can't have them anymore. I hate carrying my food; I can't get my ID and lunch money out in time. The lunch ladies can be rude sometimes, I've been yelled at for not getting my money out fast enough. They're always yelling for no reason. I know it's loud in the cafeteria, but it gets annoying sometimes. Teachers/staff members: I have to admit, the teachers try very hard to teach at this school. I think it's the behavioral problems of some kids that hold back the education of the other students. [That's the case for me] Honestly, I've never met a teacher at this school who didn't care about their student's education. I gave this school 3 out of 5 stars from my experience as a student.


Posted October 31, 2010

I am a parent of a student at the Clark Avenue School. First off I would like to say that the school itself is satisfactory but as far as helping children with special ed needs I believe the school is lacking. They need to take a more active role in ensuring their students are receiving a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2009

I love being in this school. The teachers are caring and awesome. I'm currently in 7th grade and for music we're learning piano. I want to learn how to play guitar. My teacher is a guitarist. What are the chances of that. So he gives me guitar lessons b4 school. But anyways my point is is that its a wonderful school. And it should have gotten a higher rating. I'm a Guy by the way not a girl. Haha
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

this school is an amazing school my daughter is now an 8th grader there and she says nothing but good things about said school. they have everything from good teachers to delicious lunches. there is abs. no bullying what so ever and my daughter feels right at ease there, for all her teachers are nice, respectful, and carring. they place no special attention on anyone, this is a fabulous school :)!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

very nice needs 2 have white boards and wall made well bathroom more bigger and needs school supplies.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
13%
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 Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female43%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White18%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female14%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged16%
Title I17%
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

English Language Arts

All Students49%
Female64%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I49%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female52%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students61%
Female73%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students63%
Female76%
Male45%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female47%
Male41%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students6%
Female5%
Male8%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged10%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities5%
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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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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Math growth at this school

Below 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 85% 16%
White 8% 67%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 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 79%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8 Clark Ave
Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: (617) 466-5100

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