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Northwest Elementary School

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Posted May 18, 2012

This School is a JOKE!! the kids are GHETTO as well as the whole school! Kids act like MONKEYS! Bullies get away with picking on kids, I warned the school twice about the bullies that picked on my daughter, NOTHING WAS DONE!!! my daughter was assulted PHYSICALLY AND NOBODY CALLED ME!!! I found out when my daughter came home!! SOME LITTLE PUNK BOY SHOVED MY DAUGHTER! ,, Im yanking my kid out of this school first thing monday morning! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BILL THAT WAS PAST ABOUT ZERO TOLERANCE WHEN IT COMES TO BULLIES??? its a joke! I could turn my kid loose on these little punks, but I TEACH MY DAUGHTER MORALS UNLIKE THESE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

I've been so impressed with everything about Northwest. My son's teacher is fantastic and all other teachers and staff he has interacted with have also been great. Northwest offers great educational opportunities like 'specials' where the kids go every day to a different special subject taught by a specialist in that subject (ie: math, art, music, etc.). The regular teachers have lots of help from reading specialists, school psychologists, etc. to help kids with any need they might have. The PTO is also great and parent involvement is high. Go Bulldogs!
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Posted September 27, 2005

It is just the beginning of the year and also, my child's first year at Northwest, but so far I am quite impressed! I had an issue and spoke to the assistant principal about it. She was excellant! I was very comfortable talking to her and she took care of the problem right away. It wasn't like this in the school we came from. Keep up the good work Northwest!
—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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
55%

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59%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
60%

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71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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50%

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50%

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41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
47%

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50%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
34%

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28%

2010

 
 
36%
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%
Female63%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners23%

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities55%
English language learners46%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students56%
Female68%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female61%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female26%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities15%
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

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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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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

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

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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%
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

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Math growth at this school

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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 61% 67%
Hispanic 27% 16%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 48%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45 Stearns Ave
Leominster, MA 01453
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