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Gerald M. Parmenter Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 431 students

 

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2014:
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2011:
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Posted April 2, 2014

Great school !! Principal Mr. Tom Morris is a wonderful person and all the teachers are very nice and helpful. Mr. Morris is very hardworking and caring and so is the staff. My kid loves his school !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2014

The rating of 6 is less for this school...my kids love this school very much
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

This is a great school for your kids. I consider the rating of 6 to be less for its standards. I would consider this school to have a 9 or 10 rating among the elementary schools in Franklin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2012

Great school where the teachers take an individual interest in each student. Parents are always helping out in and around the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

A wonderful school. Moved here from WI hoping to find a school that's academically challenging, but at the same time have students, teachers, and administrators that are open minded, cultured, and caring. It may not have the best rating (8--not 9 or 10) but it is the most balanced school in the area. We found what we were looking for. In the past we've been to schools, public and private, that boast great reviews, but either had students, parents, teacher, administrators that bullied or had religious/personal prejudism. You won't find that here in Parmenter. Mrs. Bassagnani just retired and we'll miss her very much. She and all specialists/staff did the best they can for the interest of our son who was needing a little help socially, especially being the new kid. Thank you God for directing us to this town and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2004

Parmenter School feels just like home! Mrs Bassagnani the principal is A++++ as well as the teachers my 1st grader has and fourth grader. The esp teachers are superb as well as music, spanish,,gym etc etc. I rate Parmenter School 101% with no complaints at all. I would have to find another house in Parmenter District if I was ever to move. I certainly would never move away this District. I just wish it went to 12th grade!
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students58%
Female70%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female78%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
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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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

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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 88% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 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 15%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 2:40pm
School Leader's name
  • Tom Morris
Fax number
  • (508) 553-0894

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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235 Wachusett St
Franklin, MA 02038
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