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South Lawrence East Elementary School

Public | 1-4 & ungraded | 495 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2011

My daughter is 8 years old and in 3rd grade. She attends the SLE Elementary School and she loves it! In 2nd grade, her teacher assigned a research paper, presentation and poster! She presented in front of her class and parents that attended. Her homework on average is almost 2 hours! I think the teachers are wonderful and have always updated and communicated with us in regards to her development. In our experience the SLE Elementary School teachers are excellent and work hard ! They encourage talking things out, owning your behavior and you being responsible and nurture feelings by being kind.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students28%
Female22%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners21%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learners60%
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 Students53%
Female62%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I53%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners23%

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I53%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners37%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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
Hispanic 89% 15%
White 5% 68%
Asian 4% 6%
Black 2% 8%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (978) 975-2780

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Gym
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165 Crawford St
Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: (978) 975-5970

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