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Indian Orchard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 691 students

 

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Posted January 3, 2008

I have 2 students at IOE for 6 years now (k - 5th grade). Both of my children love going to school. The teachers they have have/had have been very good. They have dealt with any concerns we have very quickly. The admin has been good. The PTO is active and there is good parent involvent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

My child had been at Indian Orchard Elem for 3 years now. Overall I think the school is good. Although I loved the teachers my child had for the 1st two years he was there, I having a little trouble with the teacher this year. It took me 4 months to get a conference with this teacher and it has been 2 months since this conference and I have seen no progress. I am hoping to see some progress before the end of the school year. Aside from the teacher, I do love the fact that the children are able to enjoy science, computer and music classes. My child actually looks forward to going to school each day!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students18%
Female25%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students32%
Female34%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%
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 Students26%
Female38%
Male14%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students28%
Female24%
Male34%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students34%
Female38%
Male28%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners18%

Math

All Students29%
Female33%
Male23%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners24%

Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male30%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners24%
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%
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

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 53% 16%
White 22% 67%
Black 20% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 90%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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95 Milton St
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Phone: (413) 787-7255

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