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Pentucket Lake Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 497 students

 

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Posted June 29, 2013

My son attended first grade at Pentucket Lake after attending a private school in Newburyport. He went into first grade at the top of his previous class, beyond all requirements and by graduation of first grade has been recommended for repetition of first grade. The teachers are unwilling to spend any more time on a child than absolutely necessary. He is a handful, I admit that, but that is not a new scenario in schools. It is the teacher's job to make sure that the students learn, not to black list the "hard ones" and brush them off to the next teacher. I was very disappointed in the response from our complaints to the principal. We were advised that we could not switch him to a new teacher as they had never done that in the past. Total lack of responsibility and willingness. I am currently looking for a new school system for my child as I will not have terrible staff ruin my child's educational opportunities.
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Posted May 14, 2011

I love this school. This was my son's first year in Kindergarten and he has learned so much. His teacher Mrs. Collins goes above and beyond for her students. Mrs. Connolly the school principal is extremely involved. On any given day you can find her going in and out of the classrooms. She makes sure she knows every childs name. The staff is very welcoming. I look forward to my daughter attending.
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Posted January 15, 2009

this school has so many thig's for your child(children)it is clean and healthy has a great learning program many programs for child(children)v to get into they have great teachers miss bridgeford is the music teacher she has a chorus program a xylaphone program a handbell chorer and a band and every grade has a concert they have y.m.c.a program for after school and discovery every kid would love this school
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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students39%
Female43%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities11%
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 Students37%
Female54%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female40%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities14%
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%
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50%
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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

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 67% 68%
Hispanic 27% 15%
Black 4% 8%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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