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Pyne Arts Magnet School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 24 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2009

I love this school it is the BEST in LOWELL. The school is really great beacause all of The kids got to make a cambodian tile and my child said it was fun and creative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

The school is geared to playing favorites with children of the staff. See the photos on their website . The playgrounds are not cleared, so, unlike other schools, they will not be used until they melt naturally in May. School staff is switched for former Lawrence school affiliates of the new principal. All the good people are disappearing. Charter school is much better and my kids are happier now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2014

My kids have been in this school for 8 years, starting with pre-k. The staff, especially since the arrival of the new principal, is supportive and care about the students. Several new teachers have come aboard, and all add a new more friendly and interesting way to engage the students. It feels more like an actual caring school community than a military boot camp. I will be disappointed when our years here are over. There is also plenty of parent involvement, in all aspects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

This school lacks Leadership, Parental involvement and Accountability from School Staff.. Most People in the town love this school, I guess when you compare it to the other schools in lowell the building is nice. There is no "Real Communication" between parents and teachers except for a pathetic folder that is given to each child which our children bring home. If there is an incident at school for example "Hitting" It is not communicated to the parent and is brushed under the rug. If your looking for a daycare, a nice building and a place where parents have no "Voice" no real caring about the students, place your kid here. If you have a higher standard of what education should be look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

This is suppose to be the best school in Lowell! I guess if your comparing it to the Lincoln school it may well be. The MCAS scores for grades 5, 7, and 8 were drastically low and alarming. This is an area that children should be excelling. There is no parental involvement at this school, I have been too a couple of PTO meetings and an MCAS meeting and a handful of people attended. The building is Beautiful and the technology equipment the school has is Great, but the building is very cold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I love the Pyne. My children are getting a great education plus they are excelling in music. They have several performances a year and a musical play. No other school does this in Lowell. The school is clean and the staff really cares about the kids. The Best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2010

The Pyne Arts school is fabulous. I've attended the Arts school for kindergarden then went throught the merger in first grade. It was a really easy experience because all the teachers were wonderful. Everyone is nice and the waiting list is high. I've stayed at the school for all my years and now I'm graduating the eight grade there. Lot's of the studens end up being sucsessful and go on to do better things with their time than many other schools. We are challendged more, and we are more together as a school. We do many things as a whole like, the 'Buddy Program' and 'Caring School Community.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2009

My both kids goes to Pyne Arts and I love it! For me Pyne a Arts is the best school in Lowell-ma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

For an arts school, there is very little 'arts' going on!!! There are few if any performances. No art show. The students watch videos in their art and music classes... I thought my child would have a creative experience here...guess its like every other school, math and english only....only worry about the mcas....change your name if you are going to do that to the Pyne MCAS school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

I love the pyne arts it is open to after school programs extra help and the teachers do there job to higher standard than needed they are great role models kids are served a free daily breakfast and teachers do as much as they can to encourage students to learn they have a step by step prosess to make school fun and so your at the right level to continue to the next grade take it from me a student whos been there for 3 years im on the honor role the kids are nice and its something to look forward to when you wake up and i am proud to be a student here ps. FACT : the pyne is the #1 school on the waiting list hows about that
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2008

My daughter's been attending the Pyne Arts for a year now. Fearing the unknown, I'm impressed with teacher attentiveness to my needs and there involvement with each and every student. The students as well as staff take pride in the school. The schools cleanliness exceeds all others in the area, and it's size is perfect for every child to feel comfortable and involved. An added bonus is that the J.D. Pyne Arts .accomadates students through the 8th grade. Very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

The problems with the school begin with the administration. They are more concerned with what parents might say than about the safety of their students and staff! If there were more support from them there would be less need to try to handle 100 unruly students in the lunchroom or hallways by raising of voices. Teachers have tried to be fair and responsible with their discipline procedures only to be undermined by administration!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2007

I've been going to the Pyne for years, and I love it. The teachers are great, the students are great, and I have a lot of fun. I honestly can't say there's anything I don't like about this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

I Love This School And Would NEVER Want To Go To A New One I Wish I Would Never Have To leave It..All The Teachers Are Very Nice And Help You Whenever You Need Help And There Are aLot OF Things To Do After School That Are Alot Of Fun
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2006

My children have attended this school for three years. While I believe it is one of the best in the city of Lowell, I have mixed reviews. There were some outstanding individual teachers, and the special education department is wonderful. However, I feel there is a problem with the principal leadership, I would like to see more proactivity from the staff at this school. There are many problems needing addressing at this school with some of its staff, specifically in the areas of appropriate discipline in the halls and at lunch. Positive behavior should be modeled and acknowledged, there is far too much yelling and screaming at the kids going on (should anyone have to eat while being yelled at?), some other appropriate form of dicipline needs to be implemented since this isn't working. My review: decent school -but needs help Be sure to compare with other city schools and ask questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

I love this school. Out of the many choices of schools here in lowell..I am glad that i chose JD Pyne Arts. The class rooms are small... Teachers are determined to educate each and every child. I also like the fact that there are computers in every room as well as a computer lab, well stocked library, arts involment including all grades. I can't say enough about this school..Thank you all at JD Pyne Arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

This school is the best school you could send your kids to. It offers so many extra curricular activities there are no fights and there is no violence. The mcas scores are the highest in the city. Also great sports programs.
—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 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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59%

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45%

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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2010

 
 
72%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
10%

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 Students56%
Female76%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners28%

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners71%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners31%

Math

All Students45%
Female54%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners23%
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%
Female51%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners35%

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners40%

Science

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
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

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners36%

Math

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners54%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners42%

Math

All Students52%
Female57%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners25%
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 Students73%
Female91%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners45%

Math

All Students52%
Female63%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%

Science

All Students31%
Female31%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 56% 67%
Hispanic 23% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Black 6% 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 67%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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