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Barbieri Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 568 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2014

Barbieri is a special place. I have three children with different learning styles and personalities thriving within the school. The teachers are dedicated and extremely competent, school leadership is accessible and supportive of both staff and parents, and the two-way immersion program has been all I could hope it would be. My children can read, write and speak in Spanish and English. Barbieri provides an excellent foundation for my children to become well-rounded and productive members of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

To have this kind of educational opportunity in a public school is really amazing. My daughter is a non-traditional learner with some special needs, and we've received tremendous support from the staff to ensure she succeeds and thrives. My younger child will go to Barbieri next year too - we are very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

My two sons have had a great experience at this school. The multicultural learning environment is wonderful. We love their teachers and more importantly, we love the two principals Mrs. Faber and Dr. Rivet. They are both wonderful leaders who have helped when needed and work terrific with the staff. Mrs. faber has only been there fore a short period of time, but it seems like she has been there forever.
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Posted July 11, 2013

Barbieri is absolutely amazing. Just think -It's Free - your kids will be completely bi-lingual/bi-literate. It's not brain surgery. Put your kids in this school or you'll be sorry when they get older and can't put any skills on their resume. Kids need to know 2 languages. This is a global society. Get with it folks!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

I couldn't say enough wonderful things about Barbieri. The teachers are hard-working, caring, professional, and intellecutal. My children are 100% bilingual as a result or Barbieri's Two-way program (Spanish and English). What a gift in today's world to have a school like Barbieri.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Barbieri Elementary School has a phenomenal staff, offers two-way language learning, and prepares children to become global thinking, responsible, productive members of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Wonderful teachers who really care about their students & parents. Spanish/English immersion/2-way bilingulal program that is a local, state and national model.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Barbieri provides education beyond standard curriculum. As of this 2008-2009 school year all students take part in 2-way program. Native English speakers are mixed with native Spanish speakers in dual language curriculum. Teachers are dynamic. Student population is diverse. Class sizes are reasonable. So far so good with my two kids at Barbieri.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I have been very pleased with the quality of education my 2 daughters have received at Barbieri. I am specially proud of the school's Two Way Bilingual Program (English and Spanish). By the end of 5th grade students are trully bilingual and bicultural. What a great head start for their future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

We are very happy with the education our son is receiving at Barbieri. Not only is his reading above grade level and his math skills impressive, but he is becoming fluent in a second language at age 6! Barbieri provides its students with an amazing opportunity that should be strongly considered by anyone who values their child's 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners2%

Math

All Students44%
Female41%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners18%
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 Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners3%
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 Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners23%

Science

All Students17%
Female18%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners4%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 70% 16%
White 24% 67%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 60%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Dudley Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
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