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Florence Roche School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 547 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

Almost complete with our first year at this school (my son, in Kindergarten). We have really enjoyed so many things about this school: accessible & nice administration, great teachers, supportive PTA with numerous fun events, impressive programs (computer, art, gym). My son has been very happy despite having some behavior issues and being diagnosed with ADHD (we sought evaluation outside of the school) but all staff at the school was very supportive, helpful, and understanding; his teacher especially. We look forward to his 4 years there to come & his little sister's time there next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

The school is great! All the teachers are kind, courteous, and professional! The new principal is great at communicating to parents! The special Education department is fantastic! We just love FLO RO!
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Posted September 16, 2009

The only reason I did not give Florence Roche 5 stars is simply because of all the recent budget cuts. I think it's a great school and kudos to all the parent volunteers for helping to bridge the gap caused by the budget cuts.
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Posted October 1, 2006

My family is new to this school and we are very happy! Great communication. Lots of opportunities to be involved. Curriculum looks outstanding. I am looking forward to a great year here!
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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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

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
White 91% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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