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Russell Elementary School

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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male60%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners40%
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 Students20%
Female15%
Male24%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I20%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners22%

Math

All Students29%
Female20%
Male36%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners18%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners60%

Math

All Students66%
Female73%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners60%

Science

All Students12%
Female11%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners5%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 59% 16%
Black 25% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 67%
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 63%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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750 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125
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