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Pawtucketville Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded

 

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Posted September 3, 2014

Pawtucketville is the best elementary school in Lowell, Staff and teachers are outstanding, I have 3 kids and all of them goes to pawtucketville and they love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

My son is autistic. He has only been with his father, grandmother and myself (mother). I was extremely nervous about sending him to school. After seeing a tour of the school and speaking to the staff, I felt more at ease. Not only was the premises clean and well organized but the staff was professional and kind. The staff was eager to answer my questions and work with my son. I love that it's a CSA classroom, meaning the teachers know all about autism- Perfect! My son is slowly speaking more and he recently just began. I'm very proud to say my son attends this school, knowing he's safe.
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Posted March 12, 2014

We moved across the country and ended up here in Lowell and to be honest, I didn't know what to expect. I have two kids in school and I was so nervous for them. The staff at Pawtucketville Memorial is completely outstanding. I can't say enough about the administration as well as teachers and I have been very happy with our experience. My kids are thriving and doing great.
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Posted January 18, 2014

I was so scared for my son to go to Lowell public schools . I attended them with not a good experience. Pawtucketville Memorial is amazing. My son is in kindergarten, it's only January and my son is reading. The staff is more than amazing and the principal and his teacher always put me at ease. My son is thriving. If your a parent that is involved in your child's education, your child will thrive in any situation.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students39%
Female50%
Male31%
African American50%
Asian53%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners40%

Math

All Students70%
Female84%
Male60%
African American70%
Asian82%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners75%
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 Students52%
Female63%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners53%

Math

All Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asian79%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities14%
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

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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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 48% 67%
Hispanic 23% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Black 7% 8%
Two or more races 4% 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 60%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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