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Dr an Wang School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 663 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

This school was terrible for me in class one of the students took my pencil case so i had to chase for it and they drop all of my things on the floor then u tried picking the stuff and to get my pencil case back but they starting hitting me with my own pencil case and the teacher was in the room and the kid were their just laughing ( it was when it was freetime and kids go to play games). Also i have anxiety and i got a b in ela and social studies just because i didnt participate and my parents told the school that i had that. Also im really shy so none of the teachers really notice me. The kids arent very nice at all too.


Posted May 4, 2010

Its a great school and the kids are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2010

The teachers are nice and I have extended greatly in my studies! and im currently in 6th grade and i am having a great time at the wang!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2008

It is okay ... I have fun there the staff is nice and the students are friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

We have been so impressed with both the administration and teachers at the Wang School and feel our kids are getting an excellent education. We find that many of the advantages at the Wang come outside of the classroom. For example, my daughter is in her third year participating in a free after-school design lab at the Engineering School at UMass Lowell. She's in eighth grade and is designing and building complex circuitry (she made her own electronic pinball machine!) and is now thrilled at the idea of becoming an environmental engineer. Both of our children are becoming very prepared for high school and the 'real world'. We feel very fortunate to be sending our children to the Wang School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2006

MY daughter started attending this school this year (05-06). I am very impressed with the community feeling and availabilty of staff. There are frequent family oriented activites after hours and several extra-curricula opportunities. The dicipline is enforced through positive methods and homework is adequate for grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2004

The Dr. An Wang school, was the best school that I have ever when to..The teachers were nice/students.. Everyone stayed together liek a family. Because the Wand has its Pride and they keep up with that. I loved the staff so much.. They were all so very nice and man they might give you lots of work but hey it pays off in the furture. believe me it does. Well I just wanted to tell u a little about the school. Just think of sending your kids there some day.. They would actually like it.
—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 65% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
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 67% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
24%
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 Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asian59%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners36%

Math

All Students37%
Female47%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners32%

Science

All Students22%
Female24%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asian41%
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners9%
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 Students46%
Female56%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students51%
Female63%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners36%
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 Students61%
Female68%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners31%

Math

All Students45%
Female49%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners19%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
African American93%
Asian85%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I77%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners50%

Math

All Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
African American80%
Asian68%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners30%

Science

All Students29%
Female26%
Male32%
African American34%
Asian29%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners10%
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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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

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

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Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

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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
White 38% 67%
Hispanic 33% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 6%
Black 6% 8%
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 70%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (978) 937-7680

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
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365 West Meadow Rd
Lowell, MA 01854
Phone: (978) 937-7683

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