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Avery Elementary School

Public | 1-5 & ungraded | 227 students

 

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Posted July 4, 2011

as a first time parent that had send her son to private preschool, I was concern at the begining, after a hole school year I can tell, I love Avery school. The staff and teachers are amazing, the arealways willing to help at all levels, comunication is incredible, either in person, phone or e- mail they are always accesible. Love the school, certanly the building is run down but we are moving to a new building next year. How excinting!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

A an Avery School parent of 5 years now I can not say a bad thing about the school or the teachers. My son has done extremely well at Avery and is very involved thank to the parents as well as the teachers that give it their all! The school is definately run down but the pride from each student stands out! Wonderful place to learn, kudos to all who make it great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

This school lacks communication. I am a seperated parent who calls the teacher on a weekly basis to be updated with my daughters performance. Never do i get any responses. Come to find out she is failing and all this time I've been trying to get involved and they just keep neglecting my concerns. So if your a seperated Parent and your child goes here you'll have a tough time even seeing a report card!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

I find the Avery to be a great environment for learning. Although, the major issues the school faces is the physical condition of the building. basic necessities are lacking for certain academic goals to be achieved. I think the diverse make up of the school, the staff support and being a true neighborhood school foster a great experience for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


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 57% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students60%
Female73%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities69%
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 Students35%
Female37%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I5%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female36%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female77%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities36%
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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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

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
White 56% 67%
Hispanic 21% 16%
Black 9% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 49%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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