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Willard School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted May 3, 2014

trevor day school needs updating and more knowledgable teachers the headmaster is leaving which is a good thing


Posted November 25, 2009

Willard has recently been completely rebuilt as a 'School in a Park'. The facility is marvelous in many ways that support the education of our kids. Some examples include minimizing the school footprint to reduce carbon emissions, natural lighting and orientation to reduce the need for electric lighting, CO2 sensors that raise the oxygen should it dip (we all could use that in the afternoon). The classroom layouts are thoughtful and creative. The library is central to the school and supports the mission. The auditorium and gym are wonderful as are the outdoor facilities. The teachers at the school have always been attentive and dedicated but the addition of the new facility has raised the bar significantly. I have had two children at Willard and have another one who will start next year - I couldn't be happier with our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

Willard elementary is an excellent school for children. I had a child attens until the end of 3rd grade and a child who was detected to have a learning disability and enter the Special Ed program during first grade. The classes are around 18-20 students and many have assistants, there is welcome parental involvment, room mothers, volunteering opportunities and field trips. The only down side of Willard is it NEEDS updated, rebuilt, the other two elemntary schools in Concord are being rebuilt and brand new and Willard is quickly being left behind. Just before we moved from Concord, the vote to rebuild Willard had not yet passed, but comittees and parents are actively campaigning to have it rebuilt. I was happy with the quality of teachers and the safety and attention my children received there. Could use more extracurricular activities but there are town sports programs and boy scouts and girl scouts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

The Willard school district is great. Parent envolvement in their childrens activities at school are great. The parents are into being in the classroom as much as the teacher is. The Kindergarten class was unbelievable, many times my son had difficulty transitioning in class, and the teacher made sure to envolve him more in the transaction, leading to a smoother class environment. Gym, art, library and music were all attended once a week, and there werre other additional things you could sign your child up for (like Spanish, in the am for additional cost) The quality of academa was high, and the teachers enjoy their jobs. The appearance of the school is not the best, but they are hoping to get a new school built. Although some may feel computers need to be in the classroom (and there were two)I like that the teacher did not use them much for studies.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

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 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students85%
Female94%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female98%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities67%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female90%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities72%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female91%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
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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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 84% 67%
Black 5% 8%
Hispanic 5% 16%
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 3%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Concord, MA 01742
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