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East Falmouth Elementary School

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Posted June 14, 2013

Our school "hugs you". The families and staff believe in Excellence, Effort, and Excitement! My daughter can't wait to walk into school each and every day. The entire staff is dedicated and the PTO is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2010

My son attended kindergarton here and the class was out of control. It semed more like a daycare than a school. I had an incident were a volunteer staff member thought she had the right to parent my child when I was standing there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

East Falmouth Elementary School is a Peacebuilder School, and we practice what we preach. There is a caring atmosphere here which begins with our principal and travels throughout the school. The staff and the children care about each other and are proud of our school. It's a wonderful place to learn and work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

EFES is a wonderful place for children to learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

An amazing and warm community of enthusiastic teachers, administrators and students. It is an academically challenging and cohesive school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

This is an amazing school. I went there as a child and now my oldest is in first grade and my youngest will be starting preschool this coming Sept, and I couldn't be happier. They have the greatest staff and those secrataries are ontop of everything. They know every child and their parents that walk through those doors. Its a very safe, welcoming and fun place to learn for the children!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

After my last child completes 4th grade, I will have 21 consecutive years at East Falmouth Elementary. I am proud to say that our teachers are second to none and the same can be said of our PTO. Our retiring principal has been an outstanding leader and will be sadly missed. This school has instilled a sense of pride in my children as well as lifetimes of wonderful memories!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

East Falmouth School is a great place to learn. It is a hidden jewel on Cape Cod with dedicated teachers and staff. The PTO is one of the best ever, dedicated to helping the students. The students are amazing, working hard on their academics along with being peacemakers in all that they do. East Falmouth is a special school and I am proud to have been a part of this school for over 18 years.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2010

There is a real sense of community at East Falmouth Elementary. The teachers work together to the benefit of the children. My child loves going to school and has made great friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My grandchild is learning quickly and the school is on task in their teaching. The students get top care to help them achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Exceptional teachers, administration, PTO and community support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

Wouldn't have it any other way. East Falmouth Elementary is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

I love the teachers and the support my children get. Very impressed with the way problems are solved and their Peace Builder program. What makes the school special is the Principal greeting the students every morning with a 'Good Morning East Falmouth!' My only gripe is having the choice of buying an ice cream after their lunch which they've already been served a dessert.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This school has my second grader begging to go to school even when he's sick. He loves reading and learning and that is the foundation for a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My second grade son loves learning and is always proud of his great scores on his work. School is something he looks forward too with anticipation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My daughter loves the preschool class. Ms Moran & Ms Dunn are both seasoned professionals & a dynamic duo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

My children went to East Falmouth Elementary School and received a wonderful education. The teachers were 'the best'!!! Now my grandchild is attending the Pre K class at East Falmouth Elementary School. Her teacher, Miss Mary Dunn is fabulous and Shannon loves her. What a great introduction to her future school years there!


Posted September 22, 2009

East Falmouth is a school that really allows parents to be involved in everyday activties. The communication from school is really great too, since children don't always share their day as much as we'd like to hear about it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

East Falmouth supports its students through its administration, teachers, staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

My child is so excited to go to school, the teachers are great, the communication is excellent. The PTO is active and involved with all parents and make every effort to include everyone.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students67%
Female54%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female60%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students40%
Female53%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female38%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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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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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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
White 82% 67%
Black 7% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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33 Davisville Rd
East Falmouth, MA 02536
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