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Morris

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 337 students

 

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Posted August 9, 2009

All three of our children went through Morris and we couldn't have been happier. The teachers are caring, professional, highly competent, and zealously hard working. The administration is very reponsive. Our biggest complaint was the lack of an auditorium...a 'cafetorium' just doesn't cut it. Also, the school has overreacted to make the 'healthy' crowd happy - no treats for birthdays or holidays...C'mon!!!! Also, peanutbutter seems be a really bad word here, with dreaded peanutbutter eaters segregated from the general population. The school was rebuilt several years ago and the facilities are beautiful, with very nice age-appropriate playground areas. Art classes yield work that you will save and proudly display for years! The Morris PTO is a great group with which to get involved. It is 'many hands make light work' in action, with a lot of people doing what little bits they can. Altogether, a great deal is accomplished for everyone's benefit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

I think this schools education system is wonderful, but the lunches are not. Once, my friend once found mold in her yogurt, and the lunch aid just told her to scoop that part out and eat the rest! Also, the milks and yogurts use-by dates are over due.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2005

Good academic programs. Can take spanish/french all grades. Have chorus, band, soccer, gymnastics, art. Other activities such as Service Club helping younger kids, etc.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female76%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I18%
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 Students50%
Female64%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
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 (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 Students86%
Female90%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I45%
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

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 89% 67%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Black 0% 8%
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 22%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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129 West St
Lenox, MA 01240
Phone: (413) 637-5570

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