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Edward F. Parthum

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Posted May 12, 2014

Teachers don't care, most of the students and parents don't care, based on their behavior. Some teachers are fresh out of college and CLUELESS about children. HORRIBLE SCHOOL!! Stay away if at ALL possible. Racist parents equal racist, mean, violent kids. If you're white, your children will be bullied daily.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

This school has taught me well.I inproved so much,from a below average student to an honor student.I know that this is a place were I can be safe.Were the kids in school learn more everyday!Were I know that my parent can make my proud.Theres so much activies durring school and after school.Like drama that took me out of my shell.My englished in proved as well.They taught me so much. I would say that The Parthum school been like my second home. I would never forget what the techers has said to me 'Never say cant. Say I can do it. I am a Panther!' This is an excellent school. By Rosielle Tejada
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

great school! my kids have learned alot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

This school is definately the best. This is my third year here in the Parthum school and it is terrific. The teachers are great and the students are very friendly. This school offers you many opportunities and it's just so marvelous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

I attended this school since it was built (6 years) and I definitely would recommend this school to people in the area. I feel this school provides many opportunities to all students. The school is very involved in its community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2007

I agree the Parthum school is an amazing school. Right now I'm in eighth grade and though graduation this year will be so exciting. I am definately going to miss it. I loved it here I had so many opportunities. Like the PALS program, a chance to learn to play the Violin, the National Junior Honor society, Student council and so much more. Last year I got a huge fright when I thought I would have to leave because I moved, but luckily I'm still there and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2007

It's April of 2007 and I have three children currently attending the E.F.Parthum School. It is a wonderful school! Starting at the top with the Principal Mrs. Sullivan, on to the Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade Teachers, all the way down to the Kindergarten Teachers, including all(Yes-All)Teachers in-between, this is a Five Star School! I can't say enough about their Teaching Methods, Standards, Understanding, and most of all, Communication, not only with the students but more importantly with The Parents! I honestly wish I could've attended a school like this when I was younger, I feel very lucky to have my children enrolled in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

This Scoll is very respectful. It's non montounous creative activities allow it's students including myself has a great inpact in our education and respect towards the teachers. They allow us to express our feelings which I think is very helpful. Even though I am a 11 year old our community helps our scholl ALOT! We have fund rsisers and something I have noticed alot is that when there are assembalies or shows their are always a mamoth amount of parents cheering them on. That is very helpful too. Last but not least the schools way of teaching their students allows them to have fun and still be learning something. But don't only that all teachers are that lenient because they are not. Still they are very useful within teaching us.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students28%
Female34%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners12%

Math

All Students56%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners31%
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 Students41%
Female42%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners7%

Math

All Students40%
Female30%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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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 88% 16%
White 10% 67%
Black 2% 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 89%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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255 East Haverhill St
Lawrence, MA 01841
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