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Wolf Swamp Road

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 

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Posted November 5, 2013

since moving here a year ago my children(1 in the high school and 1 in Wolf Swamp) have done a 100% turn around. Moving to this community has been the best thing we could have ever done for our kids!!!! It has also made me become more involved in volunteering etc. It is no wonder why Longmeadow schools get such amazing scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

The new principal is excellent! He is very involved with the students and parents. The teachers and staff are incredibly warm and supportive. They really care about the kids. The PTO supports fantastic fun events throughout the year. So proud that my kids go to Wolf swamp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

Since coming to the school at the beginning of the 2013 year, our son has done wonderful with the help of the staff. It has a great principal and the teachers are spectacular. The level of parent involvement is exceptional. The facilities are well kept and modern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Teachers at Wolf Swamp School truly care about the children. They make sure children are not picked on and keep the parents up-to-date on everything in the classroom and what is being taught. Parents can reach a teacher with no problems either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

We moved to Longmeadow in the 2008 - 2009 school year. My daughter was starting Kindergarten. The current principal was also starting her first year. First I want to say that the Principal is magnificent. She is very involved with every aspect of the school from interacting with the children, visiting classrooms, fundraising with PTA and addessing school problems. My daughter loves her and gets a hug from her most every day! Secondly, I was a little concerned when I just looked at the school test 'numbers'. They seemed low compared to the other schools in the district. What I did not know at the time is that Wolfswamp has a very large Special Education Department and also takes alot of kids from other school district who may not have all the advantages of kids in Longmeadow. When taken that into account Wolfswamp scores as well as the other schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

This school needs a lot of improvement! The past principal was not interested in communicating with parents, or much else. One teacher has had numerous complaints filed and nothing ever changes. Problems with student discipline and bullying issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Typical school. Teaches kids to obey adults, follow directions, etc. Classes too large for teachers to focus on individuals. Students do fairly well on state testing, but too many 'fall between the cracks'. Special ed department is lacking, despite what the school might report. No programs for gifted kids worth noting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

Some of the teachers bring Private School experience and it shows!!!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%

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 65% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students77%
Female93%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students47%
Female67%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I71%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I79%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities25%
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:

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

Above 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 82% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black 3% 8%
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 8%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Neil Gile
Fax number
  • (413) 565-4273

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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62 Wolf Swamp Rd
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: (413) 565-4270

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