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Greenwood K-8 School

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Posted October 29, 2012

my daughter is 5 yrs old learning spanish and just excelling in all aspect of her school work... just phenominal awesome principal and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

My daughter is in K-0 at the Sarah Greenwood in Karissa Mcneil class she is in her second year and I would not trust my daughter with anyone else but those teachers of her class. They have been like second parents to my daughter. They inform me on everything that she does. I can call her whenever I need. They make you feel so involved. I would recommend this school and class to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

principal and vice principal are rude to children, parents and staff. teachers are great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

The sarah greenwood elementary school is excellent. It is a kindergarten-eigth grade school. you can enter the school at anytime. the elementary and middle school teachers are great. The fun activities for your child/children are phisical education, theater class, dance class, science,and math/technology. this school has before and after school programs for phisical activity. it also has before and after school programs for reading, math, and other subjects that your child maybe struggling with. The Sarah Greenwood Elementary school is one of the top school for high scores on the annual MCAS exam. some of the tests taken in the school are MCAS and SRI. the middle schoolers have to take a test test for at least every class. The teachers try their hardest too prepare the students for the test so that they are not lost or cluless when it is time to take the test. The school is great for kids from 4-14.
—Submitted by a former 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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
19%
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 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
46%
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 71% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
48%
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 78% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Math

All Students42%
Female44%
Male39%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%
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 Students25%
Female34%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students32%
Female30%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners21%
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%
Female64%
Male17%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female45%
Male28%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students3%
Female0%
Male6%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I3%
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 Students44%
Female50%
Male37%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students35%
Female56%
Male16%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners20%
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 Students50%
Female38%
Male59%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students43%
Female30%
Male53%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students5%
Female0%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I5%
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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50%
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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 70% 15%
Black 26% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
White 2% 68%
Asian 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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