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William R. Peck School

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Posted January 27, 2011

My children have been at peck for three years. They love going to school which is a sign of great teaching. The staff are very nice and are always there to help families in any way that they can as well as the community. I am very proud that my children are there and hope that other families realize just how special the school is. I encorage parents to become more involved in the many activities that the school take time to schedual.
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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
0%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%

2010

 
 
8%
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 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
16%
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 71% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
20%
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 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
16%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students6%
Female10%
Male3%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I6%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners45%
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 Students19%
Female24%
Male10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students28%
Female30%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners12%
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 Students22%
Female19%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners12%

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students7%
Female5%
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I7%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%
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 Students17%
Female21%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I17%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners12%

Math

All Students26%
Female21%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners12%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students22%
Female15%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I22%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners5%
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 Students34%
Female19%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students26%
Female11%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students9%
Female0%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I9%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 89% 16%
White 6% 67%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 95%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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