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Adams Elementary School

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Posted May 15, 2014

My son goes to the Adam's school and we all love it. It's a very family friendly school. It's small, therefore the teachers, as well as the principal, know most of the children and parents, by there names. The things that most stand out to me are the small class rooms and the very friendly relationship the faculty, parents, and students have with one another. I would not want my son going anywhere else. I feel he is safe at the Adams, and I have no worries about when he's there. If you talk to the Adults who live nearby, they most likely have gone there when they were kids, whether they are 30 to 90 years old. They loved the school then and still love the school today. I have found the teachers to be amazingly gifted and well dedicated to what they do. I love the way they make the students feel like a leader and teach them in an atmosphere where the students have no fear to raise their hand and answer a question or even sing a song to the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

Very short school day, not enough help for children "in the spectrum" not enough being done regarding bulling, especially during lunch time. and the lunch "mothers" will not allow the children to talk during lunch, but they talk all they long about their personal lives. to many kids per class. 1 school year, 3 different principles, and we find out about it from our children, not from the school or staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

Horrible school. Teachers are horrible. Principal is horrible. Sent my kid to another school and very happy
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

im now a song writer and music front man I remember singing to my classmates in class all the time and I know alot of the teachers who were teaching the are either retired or teaching somewhere else but I started showing my musical talents and athletic as well at the samuel adams im a 5 time golden gloves champion in boxing and im currently doin mma as well and memories fill in to these attributes i do today -Denny Gomez


Posted September 16, 2010

Love this school! The Samuel Adams Elementary School is a wonderful, learning environment and I would not want my son to attend any other school. Last year, the school offered parent workshops, tutoring for grades 1-5, ballroom dancing classes, violin instruction, adult computer classes and even summer math camp. I do not know of any other public elementary schools that do this. Kudos to the Adams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

I rate the Samuel Adams School 5-stars. My son is in a special education class at this school and I never been more happy. This school offers a great autistic and learning disabilities program. The welcoming of the school is wonderful. The teachers are dedicated and I wouldn't want my son at any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

The Samuel Adams Elementary School is a small, diverse school in East Boston. My son is a student there and I believe that the teachers and administrators are extremely dedicated. Parent involvement is encouraged and I highly recommend sending your child to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

My kids enjoyed this school more than most of ther other schools they have gone to! I hope that they keep this school running forever.
—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.

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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

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 53% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
11%
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 Students14%
Female16%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I14%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners4%

Math

All Students39%
Female48%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students24%
Female20%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners6%

Math

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%
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%
Female50%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female30%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female10%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I11%
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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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 71% 16%
White 20% 67%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 92%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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