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McKay K-8 School

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Posted August 27, 2012

I went to the donald mckay in late 1996 and it was short lived I was only there for a year and transfered to another school after I was really struggling there I wasnt getting the help I need after a certain point but earlier in the year however there was A really nice teacher who we got along real well but I dont how it is now I just have mixed feelings about it but in all honesty though I dont want it to affect anything


Posted March 19, 2008

I am a student at the Donald Mckay school. I have never had any problems at this school. The teachers are exellent! they will be there to help there student improve and perform a better job. I have been in the Mkay ever since I was in Kindergarden, believe it or not everyone who is there loves it, not only because of sports but for its great teachings. thanks to how my teachers have tought me, next year I am going to an exam school which is Boston Latin. I am very proud of going that far. I reccomend 100% this school to your son/daughter, and trust me they will love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2008

The mckay is a good elementry and middle school. I am abaout to graduate the Mckay. and it's going to be really hard to leave. The Mckay shows great performences. Teachers care a lot about the students. If teachers see a students that is doing bad at a subject, the teachers will be there to help them.The majority of the students at the Mckay shool have passed their MCAS with a good score. I had difficlulties with a subject and one of my teachers was there to help me . The Mckay has good sports and a huge gym. The Mckay has a lot of after school programs and activities. So if your son or daughter loves sports, they should go to the Mckay. I am proud to say that the Mckay has been like a second home or family to me I love it and I will sure
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2004

Excellent inner city school. The school is clean, safe, and well run. The playgrounds are good, the curriculum standardized. The children wear uniforms which is a blessing for discipline issues and saves money for families. My daughter had the most amazing kindergarden teacher who helped her to read. She also had computer classes, music and theatre exercises. We're happy with the neighborhood and location. The population is heavily Hispanic, and so my daughter is learning some Spanish. (We speak standard English at home.) Boston offers many resources.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
1%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
7%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
2%
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 Students16%
Female16%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students41%
Female29%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners26%
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 Students24%
Female25%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners17%

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners19%
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 Students30%
Female37%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners16%

Math

All Students33%
Female30%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners29%

Science

All Students10%
Female11%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I10%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners3%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners16%

Math

All Students24%
Female17%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%
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 Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I56%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners23%

Math

All Students13%
Female10%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I13%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%
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 Students56%
Female69%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I56%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners38%

Math

All Students15%
Female20%
Male9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I15%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners3%

Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic1%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I1%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 91% 16%
White 6% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 95%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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