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Joseph A Campbell Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 45 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 10, 2014

joseph A Campbell Elmentary School is a very good school but the problem is that the school hot lunches don't taste good at all! Another problem is that my child came home saying that some of the staff thought that its funny to punish the children when they get in trouble.


Posted April 13, 2014

Worse than a 1 star. The quality is horrendous and the community doesn't seem to care. Their approach to special education is shameful. I'm sure they would not be found in compliance if ever investigated. Pathetic. Denying services that are clearly necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

The quality of education is terrible. To many harsh punishments. Special needs programs do not meet requirements and my child has been feeling like an outcast due to the principles decisions. Overall rating is below a 1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

5 stars fabulous teachers, great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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%
Female54%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female41%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Below 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
White 85% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Dracut, MA 01826
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