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Clap Innovation School

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Posted May 16, 2013

My school is a small school where children feel very confrortable knowing and taking care of one another. Wonderful and caring teachings, who know each child's very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

This is not necessarily a review of the school, but more of an inquisition. What are these children doing all day? I live right next to this school, and I hear kids playing outside ALL DAY LONG. Literally ALL DAY. I've called it the recess school. I am sure that I don't know the logistics of how the school works, but I am just curious. Being that the school is in a residential area, it is just a little bit frustrating to be woken up by screaming kids, have my baby woken up by screaming kids, and cook dinner to the sound of screaming kids.


Posted December 9, 2010

Wonderful, small K1-5 in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood. Dedicated principal and teachers, diverse student population and a warm welcoming atmosphere. No disciplinary problems and students throughout the grades interact well-no bullying. Actively working to create stronger academic performance and local partnerships. Very strong parent involvement. A great little urban school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

Although the teachers, principal, and staff are very accommodating and welcoming, the academics are just not where they should be taking the experience and longevity of the faculty into account. It is a small school and I think they should be making more of a difference academically given the size and experience. If something is not working, maybe it is time to make a change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This is a little gem of a school hidden in a residential neighborhood in Dorchester, MA. The classes are small, the teachers excellent and the administrative staff is beyond compare. The principal knows each child's name and home situation, and is intimately involved in every aspect of the school's function. My son loves it there. The only drawback is that it only goes up to the 5th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

This school is very family centered, warm, and welcoming. I know from experience. Two of my little sisters and two of my little brothers attended and graduated from this school. They always welcomed my mom, dad, and my grand mother as well as me. Now I'm doing my pre-prac here, it's an experience I will never choose to forget!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

This is the best school ever. I think this school would be great. I am in this school it is excellent. This school is caring and loving.
—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 57% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
5%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students52%
Female65%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
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 Students29%
Female45%
Male15%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female36%
Male15%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I25%
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 Students65%
Female54%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female45%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students24%
Female27%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 39% 16%
White 30% 67%
Black 24% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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35 Harvest St
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