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Sumner G. Whittier School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 579 students

 

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Posted December 29, 2013

The teachers and princable are really kind and generious. I am an 8th grade student and I can tell you this, you don't need a Private school to get the kind of learning we get here. We have the Highest mcas scores in the city. Sincerely, E.C


Posted November 10, 2010

the teachers and teacher assistants have a lot of dedication to the school and the students. they put in the extra time needed to support the students because they care.


Posted September 29, 2010

My daughter has been working there many years. She loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

Why do you love Sumner G. Whittier School?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

The Whittier School is like an extended family. Teachers ,parents and students communicating and cooperating in order to help the children be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

wonderful teachers great parent participation


Posted September 28, 2010

Great school with dedicated teachers!


Posted September 28, 2010

I love the Sumner G. Whittier School. It has the best teachers. They really make our school a place where learning is fun for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The Sumner G. Whittier school has a lot of heart! With a caring staff and teachers, awesome students, and great parents, it can't be beat!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

The students and staff work great together to form a fantastic learning environment!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2010

It's a school that is friendly and puts the students needs first.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2009

this school is edgecational ,nice fun students, and u will meet friends have wonderful teachers to help u through the year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

My step-daughter recently immigrated to the U.S. within the last six months. I have been impressed by the school with help in her learning to speak English as a second language. She really enjoys the variety of programs that they offer. I also am pleased that they know my little girl well. They have several programs that are fantastic: For Kids Only; Fast Forward; and a jazz/hip hop dance class she really enjoys. Her teachers Ms. Bergeron & Mrs. Borgonzi have been helpful and have been great with the communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

My daughter attends the Whittier and although it is listed as a school in need, my child is doing very well, she gets all A's and B's in her report card, in my opinion. The parents should get more involved with their child and their assignments. This will help the students to bo a better job if someone is interested in what they are doing each day. This will also help them to be more responsible for their work. The only thing I think the Whittier should offer is extended programs for parents who work until 5.00 pm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2006

I am a Mother at the whittier..i don't like the lack of communication of the staff. I did have postiive experiences with the teachers, however communication with students parents of preschool and kindergarten to 1 st grade is really lacking to say the least. I and several other parents have faced serious doubts as far as the nurse and the way they handle mistakes on their part. The women whom works the front office is very unfreindly..and as a parent that is not acceptable, I am thrilled to get my daughter out as we are moving. Good luck to any new parents, I am serious when i say think twice about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2004

Wow! is all I could say about this school! I have been attending this school for almost 7 years and i had never seen such a school be so involved in everything they do. All i am saying is that the last 7 years at this school have been the best i have had in my life. There was some ups and downs but it always got better. We had the proper guidance counseling and were taught from right to wrong. I recommend this school to just about anyone! These have been the best years of my life so why wouldn't they be for your kids? Even though Ill be attending Everett High next year, i just want to say that there will always be a place in my heart for the Sumner G Whittier. (aka Centre) I love the school so much i recommend it to all other parents!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2004

My daughter has attended this school since kindergarden she is now in the 8th grade ,getting ready for high school. I can't say enough about how involved this school is with their students. She has always received excellent grades which partly come from the motivation of these teachers. They really get involved with each child. She is now going to be attending a private all girls high school in the fall. Best of all she is the one who wanted to go there, she was motivated by teachers and staff. Every little bit of positive influence helps. I don't see it very much anymore. Thanks for getiing my child to value her education!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
33%

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 53% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
38%

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 65% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
19%
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 Students24%
Female21%
Male26%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students33%
Female22%
Male44%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students42%
Female40%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%

Math

All Students35%
Female32%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%
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%
Female60%
Male37%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Math

All Students50%
Female60%
Male37%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners9%

Science

All Students28%
Female37%
Male17%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students60%
Female50%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female41%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
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

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Female100%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female30%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
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

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female93%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female13%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
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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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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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 43% 15%
White 29% 68%
Black 17% 8%
Asian 8% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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