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Reilly Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 556 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2013

I went here and the teachers where great. But there was some issues with the principle of the school. Mind you these issues happened when I was a kid. I am now in my twenties, and am in college because of some of the teachers.


Posted September 22, 2013

I used to go to this school when I was younger I am currently 27 years of age. It was a Great school, and I'm still hoping it is. I want my children to experience the same fruits of education that was offered to me at that age. Thank you Peter W. Reilly for the best years of my life! Pablo Capellan


Posted September 3, 2013

I do not know much about this school as my granddaughter just started there so hope to come back in a few months


Posted July 25, 2013

The new principal has been instrumental in turning around what was a declining school. We have 1 student at the school right now with another about to start at the Reilly this fall and we have been happy with our student's learning so far. The teachers and the principal have gone out of their way to engage us as parents and to meet the individual learning needs of our child through reading enrichment programs as early as first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

disappointing.. when my other children attended this school it was a good school buth the new principal Carabatosos discriminates against students with special needs ... is inappropriate with teachers infront of students and is very unimaginative .. Cannot believe nthat this is the best the school department could do when hiring a new principal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

I had a great experience at the Reilly school. My child was there from K-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2004

I have taught at the Reilly school for 17 years. The administration and staff have always strived for academic excellence throught the latest pedological practices. The school has always been one of the top performing schools in the school system. Teachers work hard to meet the needs of all students. I am proud to be part of the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

I did not find my child to be learning any thing other then how to stress, prep, worry over the mcas testing. I was unhappy with the school, my child was unhappy with the school.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
34%
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%
Female53%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners24%

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learners30%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners39%

Math

All Students42%
Female44%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners22%
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%
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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

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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 49% 67%
Hispanic 39% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 64%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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