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Crocker Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 569 students

 

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Posted July 16, 2010

The best school you could ever see. Great staff, commited adminstration, and wonderful setting. It is surrounded by a lovely nieghborhood and beautiful woods. It is not in the inner city and has a much nicer feel to it. I went there as a child and learned so much. The teachers are the most commited you'll ever find. Best Fitchburg public school, EVER. If you are looking for a place for your child, Crocker should be your first pick.


Posted April 27, 2010

I think Crocker has the most caring faculty and work so hard to meet the needs of each child!


Posted April 25, 2010

I had the joy of working with the teachers, staff and children of the 21st Century After School Program there to help educate about the need of pet ownership responsibilities. The pet education presentations were given to 3 other elementary schools in Fitchburg as well, but Crocker welcomed us with so much enthusiasm and willingness to participate, they stood out beyond the rest. This isn't the first time Crocker has been a leader in outreach. They have helped initiate food drives to relieve hunger for those with low-income or the homeless. They are always finding ways to teach the children that education is more than just a classroom and a set curriculum; it is about caring for each other.


Posted April 8, 2005

Crocker is a great school. As far as I can see, the teachers and staff do all they can to do anything to better a child. You can't go wrong sending your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

Teachers were great had my child transferred from another schoolin the district and my daughter went from akid that hated school and fought every morning not to go to a kid that now loves school can't wait to read and made Student of the Month.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students44%
Female40%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial46%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students60%
Female53%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial62%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learners52%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial77%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners29%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial54%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I46%
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

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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

Above 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 48% 16%
White 35% 67%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 78%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Bigelow Dr
Fitchburg, MA 01420
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