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Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 244 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2014

The Henderson has a very dedicated staff who work together to problem solve and create lessons which meet the needs of a diverse group of learner. As a teacher at the Henderson I am impressed by the high quality educators I work with. In addition, the Henderson has a strong parent community who support the school's mission. Families are very involved, the attend the Fall Festival, School Plays, Publishing Parties. Our parents are amazing...and together with the teachers we help develop strong, inclusive students who will go onto be excellent members of society.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2013

The Dr. William Henderson Inclusion Innovation Elementary Public School in Dorchester, Massachusetts is the best school I could send my child to. The school employs brilliant teachers who are patient understanding and kind. They keep parents informed & involved with their childrens education.They utilize today's computer technology keeping the students more focused and interested. The sucess of the Henderson would not be possible without the fresh realisic futuristic idea's and ideals of the principal, Mrs. Patricia Lamprom. She understands that some children need to learn differently, not separately & has proven it can be done successfully. She understands childen need to move their bodies to move their brains & utilizes music, a movement room, dance classes, gym & mid-morning recess, as well as lunch break as part of the schedule. Henderson consistently achieves one of the highest academic school scores in Boston. She is a brilliant educator that will eventually lead this school from an a Pre-K thru 5 public school all the way to the 12th grade. I believe Patricia Lamprom will be the one to head the school that will be the model public school for the rest of the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

The Henderson Inclusion School has an outstanding principal and teachers that go the extra mile. The arts/music/technology programs are wonderful. My child is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

We have a great and dedicated staff and get to work with equally dedicated families!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

I love the O'Hearn because it is a place where teachers, parents, administrators, and students all work together toward a common goal of education our children. We are truly a community and a family!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2009

The O'Hearn is a unique school where students of all abilities learn, share and grow together!


Posted September 17, 2009

We are filled with dedicated staff, administrator and families that work together to provide all children with and without disabilities a safe, interesting and fun school experience. This is a great place to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2003

By far the best elementary school in Boston, and I believe one of the best in the country. Truly inclusive in every way, 2 full teachers in each classroom, wonderful arts program, extraordinary principal, dedicated teachers. If only all Boston schools were this good!


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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students62%
Female57%
Male67%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male91%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I85%
Students with disabilities58%
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 Students60%
Female80%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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%
Femalen/a
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 41% 67%
Hispanic 26% 16%
Black 23% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 3%
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 42%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1669 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122
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