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Maurice A Donahue Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 473 students

 

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
4%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
12%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
7%
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 Students4%
Female0%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I4%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students14%
Female16%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I14%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners7%
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 Students23%
Female15%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students26%
Female5%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities15%
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

English Language Arts

All Students16%
Female18%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%

Math

All Students16%
Female14%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students4%
Female0%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I4%
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

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Female29%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I35%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students17%
Female9%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I17%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students43%
Female67%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students16%
Female17%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students8%
Female0%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I8%
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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50%
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26%
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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
Hispanic 76% 15%
White 15% 68%
Black 7% 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 91%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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