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Samoset School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 6, 2013

I can't say enough about Samoset School. The support and determination of the staff i have had the pleasure of dealing with was more than I could ask for. My child has spent 3 years at this school and has had some typical ups ad downs and again the teacher support was tremendous. I would like to thank the entire staff at Samoset School.....It takes special people to do what you do and I dont think you hear it enough so .........THANK YOU!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

I've only studied at this school on seventh grade (2007-2008) but i hav to say that it is the BEST school i've ever being in. EVER and the whole town is great too. BEST place ever! i miss it :(


Posted August 10, 2010

I will never send my kids here. Despite many great teachers (and few bad apples), the office politics are an embarrassment to the city. Instead of setting a good example for the children, the leadership in this school demonstrates blatant favoritism and other political games while ignoring legitimate complaints and concerns from parents and teachers. And why, exactly, are students reading photocopies of textbooks? Shouldn't my tax dollars supply the funds for textbooks and teacher salaries *before* money is spent on extracurricular programs?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

I guess Samoset is okay, but not great. It's my first year here, and I don't really like it... I'm moving to Ashburnham and I hear Overlook is a great school. I'm excited!! At Samoset, students can be really mean, but teacher are pretty good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

I go here and love it, but the school is old, run down a bit and needs harder english curiculum for the eighth grade students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

This is my school and I love it! Some of the teachers aren't nice, but it's still one of the best schools ever!!
—Submitted by a 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 67% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%
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 71% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%

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 78% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male46%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female23%
Male24%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I5%
Students with disabilities3%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

Below Average

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
White 62% 67%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Black 7% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Leominster, MA 01453
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