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Lanesborough Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 245 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2009

LES has a great staff and the town is a great community. Staff is very concerned for all the kids' well-being.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Lanesborough elementary school is a family oriented enviroment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Every town has a heart-the teachers and staff of this school keep this heart beating
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Lanesborough Elementary is a nice community oriented school that cares.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Love and devotion to the development of our children!


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers care so much, there is help around every corner. It's what school is suppossed to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

This school has soooo much team spirit...great kids...fantastic parents that get involved! They also have top rated teachers, specialists, and a principal, who care that our children succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is a great place for children to learn and grow. Teachers and staff and very personable and professional
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

LES is the elementary school of choice. Their programs are up-to-speed, the kids are active in the community not just the school and the entire organization is one of the most caring I have been involved with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

LES is a school where teachers are available 24 hours a day and all year long, Ms. Mello (3rd grade) kept in touch with my 8 and 9 year old girls all summer, to get them ready for school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The location, Western Massachusetts, is top notch for a superb elementary school education. The staff is awsome as the turn over is minimal and their educational requirements are high. You can't beat it in Berkshire County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It's a very supportive, positive environment. The students are very welcoming!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Lanesborough School has been part of our family for many years with both children and grandchildren attending. They all received a great education and help in their growing process.


Posted September 17, 2009

LES is the greatest school ever. The teachers are not only great educators but friends. The whole staff is involved teachers, lunch ladys, custodians, office staff, if you work at the school you are involved with the kids and what takes place. Very community oriented
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Lanesborough is a small district school that feels more like family. Most of our family and friends grew up there and to still see the same teachers working so hard to teach our children is such a blessing. The excitement in my daughters eyes when she talks about adventures in art, music, gym or science really tell me that they are exposing kids to a new way of learning. A way of learning that keeps them engaged and anxious to get to school to learn more. We are so glad we move back home to raise our kids with this community school. Thanks Lanesborough!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I know the staff loves my child almost as much as family. They are dedicated and intelligent, and give all they have to better our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

LES is a wonderful school for students, staff and community. They all work very well together for an exciting and fun educational experience. So glad were can be part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Lanesborough Elementary School helps the children understand about green living by educating them on the effects of chemicals and gases on the environment. The commitment to give attention to students in need of help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Awesome teachers, great curriculum and my children feel safe and love to go to school!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
24%

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 65% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students56%
Female53%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities36%
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 Students50%
Female63%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I9%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students75%
Female92%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female69%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female62%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students77%
Female76%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities36%
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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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 95% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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188 Summer Street
Lanesborough, MA 01237
Phone: (413) 443-0027

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