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Spencer Borden

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 530 students

 
 

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Posted April 29, 2014

MY SCHOOL IS THE BEST, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AND THEY HELP YOU WITH IT, YOU CAN COME TO SCHOOL EARLY TO GO ON DREAMBOX IF YOU DONT HAVE A COMPUTER AT SCHOOL. THEY HAVE THE BEST NO BULLYING RULE. EVERYONE HERE AT SENCER BORDEN ARE THE BEST TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS TOO. THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP IN ANYWAY THEY CAN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

my school is Spencer Borden is a very hard working with the kids and 5000 can help with the studets needs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

This School is certainly the BEST, my children have been in 2 other School's in the City and I love every caring teacher they have and the entire staff is GREAT. My kids had to deal with a terrible Divorce and they (all staff involved) went the extra mile. I Thank you Loving Dad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

Spencer Borden is the best school in the city! All of the teachers are so dedicated and put the kids first. My child has made such gains thanks to the dedication of teachers she has had. I am blessed to have my child there. The only reason that I was unable to give this school an excellent has nothing to do with staff. It has to do to with the school committee voting to remove the cap and now the class sizes are upto 29-30 in K-2. To hold our students accountable to today standards class sizes need to be 18-22 in the lower grades!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Spencer Borden is a great school. The staff works well together as a team. I have two children at Spencer Borden and we have had a great experience so far. The principals know every child by name and greet them at the door each morning & afternoon. The whole staff makes themselves available to parents. They keep parents well informed and invovled with their child's education. They also get the children involved with community fundraisers. The PTO is also wonderful with helping to raise money for student events. They have a wonderful support system. The building is very secure and I never have to worry. I wish every child could have the opportunity of attending Spencer Borden. We are a great big family that looks out for one another--It's wonderful !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

Leadership in the school is not as strong as I would like.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
36%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
30%

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

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
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 Students46%
Female52%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female36%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students65%
Female61%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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
White 76% 67%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 3% 8%
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 63%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: (508) 675-8202

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