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Deer Hill

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Posted Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Principle is fair and professional . Her confidence and balanced decisions make me feel comfortable sending my children. The teachers try really hard every year to make learning fun, and the standards for teaching are at there highest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

moved to Cohasset because of the schools. Great town, everyone looks out for each other's kids. I have 2 children in Middle School and One in Deer Hill. If you want to motivate your chile to his or her potential, with positive role models roming all over the town......move here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

I have two children who have attended this school. My oldest has gone on to the Middle School. I have been involved as a Room Parent and in the PSO. I can say nothing against Deer Hill School. It is a warm, inviting, challenging atmosphere for students. The teacher quality is top notch. Dr. deChiara is very involved and highly approachable to all parents. My only concern is class size which is edging up to 25 students per class. Terrific school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

Everday when my child comes home I ask her how school went. Her reply is always 'boring'. This is so sad. Because things have become so strict in recent years to abide by all of the politically correct notions and the MCAS teaching schedule teachers are missing the boat to make things interesting. Teachers here are afraid to do anything out of the ordinary and there is no creativity. They are producing robots. They are losing the interest of kids who normally would love to learn. Some pet peeves: Homework is not allowed to be done in any free time the students may have at school(still have not heard any reasonable answer for this). No parties or birthday cupcakes due the the 'big peanut scare'.(my how quickly we forget what it is like to be a kid}. Not prepared for strict English in 6th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students78%
Female87%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities82%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
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

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50%
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26%
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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 93% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
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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208 Sohier Rd
Cohasset, MA 02025
Phone: (781) 383-6115

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