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Edward A. Sisson Elementary School

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Posted August 6, 2014

My daughter has been going to Sisson for a year. She has a neurological learning and cognitive disorder. All of her doctors tell us she will be on track someday with the right school and extra help. Sisson has provided all of these things to help her thrive. She still has a long way to go but i do not see anything holding her back with the support of her principle and teachers on her side. They have also been very supportive to us and answer all and any questions that we have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

My son has been attending this school since kindergarten. He is now in the 3rd grade will be entering the 4th in the fall. As all schools have their good and great teachers, Sisson in my opinion, has excellent, highly qualified, caring, nurturing but stern teachers. Again not all schools are perfect speaking from experience (I am a teacher who works in another district) sometimes they are levels of communication breakdowns, however, being an involved parent I quickly brought that to the teachers and principal's attention. That problem was rectified ASAP. The PTO is a group of wonderful, welcoming, warm women who go above and beyond for these kids at this school. I couldn't be a prouder parent or ask for a better school system for my son. Academically, emotionally, and socially Sisson has been a wonderful fours years thus far.
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Posted June 18, 2014

Such a great school with wonderful staff, parents, principal, and PTO. I see nothing but wonderful friendships building between the students, teachers and the principal. The principal is very involved and seems like she knows a little about each and every one of her students, that's what I feel is in important. To know them other than just by their name!
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Posted June 29, 2007

Our daughter first attended Sisson when she started Kindergarten. Her teacher was great and the assistant teacher was great as well. The teachers made every child feel equal and important to the class. She will now be entering second grade in the fall of 2007. We have enjoyed every year since. The school always keeps the parents and kids involved the PTO staff is remarkable! The academics of the school are excellent and the teachers are wonderful as well. I would recommend Sisson to every parent that is looking for a safe and educational environment for their child. ~Bernardin Family
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Posted June 27, 2007

I have had a wonderful experience at Sisson and my 2 young children are very happy with the school.
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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%

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 Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I85%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female36%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I43%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I76%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female67%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female21%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities10%
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:

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below 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 50% 67%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Black 9% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
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 58%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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