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George H. Englesby Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted July 24, 2013

I am disgusted by this school system. My child failed both reading and math and somehow was promoted to 6th grade. There were many times throughout the school year I had tried talking to her teachers about the issues she was having and there solution was to send her to early help which was basically a study period if the child did not come with there own work then they could not come at all. I recently had her evaluated by a private company and she is at a 4th grade reading level but according to them she does not need or is not eligible to be in special ed. My suggestion is if you have a choice send your child somewheres else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

this school is amazin im in 5th grade at this school and have mrs cutrumbas and ms morin and there both amazing teachers and amazing people they are very fun they both are funny and another great teacher is ms vigent who is a special edgucation techer but is amazing i love the staff and students the school is amazing


Posted April 12, 2010

This school totally rocks!!!! I love all of the teachers. Mrs. Cutrumbus (grade 5) is the best one!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2009

I'm at the englesby Mr. Young Retired from this school Englesby is rather strict and very nice
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

My son is finishing up 5th grade at Englesby and is having a wonderful year. Mr. Young is an exemplary principal. He leads the faculty and student body with enthusiasm, caring, and fairness. We feel that this school is a safe environment for our child. The teachers communicate effectively with the parents with any academic or social concerns. There are plenty of after school clubs to join and school band is enjoyed by many students. A school newsletter, complete with photos, is published monthly to keep us informed. They have special 'fan appreciation days'(Patriots, Red Sox) when the children are encouraged to dress in team gear. Academics are strong and achievement is rewarded (High Honors Breakfast, Student of the Month,etc.) This has been a great experience and we're looking forward to Grade 6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

many problems with this school if u have a child w/ ANY issues. If u have an A-B student who has no attention issues and u are a parent who never asks any questions when your child comes home upset than it may be ok for u. Other than that, the teachers are very offensive. I must say that the vice principal is a very nice woman, very patient and teaching is obviously her passion. As far as some of the others, it's just a job. My son is there right now and we are looking into possibly a charter school. My daughter who is now in Dracut high is an a-b student and never got into any trouble and even she did not like the staff there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Personally we feel that this school is horrible. The pressure they put on these kids is ridiculous there s more to school than MCAS testing and quite unnecessary to give several hours of homework to this grade level. We've also had much difficulty with communicating effectively with the teachers as they teach in a way they learned out of their college text books rather than from having the natural gift to inspire learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2007

My daughter is currently a 6 grader now at this school. Without Mr. Young the principal this school would not be half the school it is today. He is all my daughter talks about. He runs a tight ship but he makes it fun and safe for all children. These past two years have been the best school years so far for my daughter. We 'shopped' around a lot before we picked Dracut to settle into and I am so glad we did. If you want a safe and fun middle school for your child this is it! A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

I, as a student, hated this school. The teachers were mean, [ and I was a good kid ], the principal treated you like you were a baby, and I couldn't wait to get out of it. The bathrooms are gross, the lunchladies make it clear that you get a reduced lunch for low income families, they do not shoe you any movie about growing up and health. For feild trips, we go to one a year, to an old dusty mill. The people play favourites. If I had a choice, I would go to another school in a heartbeat. However ; the extracurricular activites are nice, and they do have lots of fun things like luaos, activity nights, and after school programs. Overall, I really dont like this school at all. Never go to it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

i've had 4 kids go to this school and most of the times i hear worse than what it is. But i do think that they need to focus on children that need extra help before they enter Jr.High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

This is the best school I haveever been to. That includes the principal and the staff there too. They are so kind and know how to make kids happy. They have all different types of 'little kid dances' and it is just a wonderful and safe place to be escpecially to know your kid(s) are in kind and caring hands. I would never switch schools. In fact, I think it would be great for me to stay there until I graduate and mabey even through colledge! So, if you are looking for a great school, check out Englesby Intermediate!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2003

I can't even begin to tell you what a great school this is! My son had the best 2 years of his life there. The staff is wonderful and caring and so is the principal. I wish he could stay in this school until he graduates from college!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
African American70%
Asian53%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male57%
African American75%
Asian54%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I5%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female48%
Male49%
African American33%
Asian47%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I5%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

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English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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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26%
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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
White 85% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dracut, MA 01826
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