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Julia F Callahan

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 49 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2010

I love Callahan! the teachers and staff and the best. I'm very happy with the way my daughter is progressing and I feel very informed about what goes on while she is in school. Thank You
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Posted March 23, 2006

Callahan school is a wonderful school I have 6 children and 3 graduated from Callahan school. I now have 2 still going to school. The Teachers in Callahan are the best teachers. They are so great to the children and the parents.My Daughter graduated there and got the best education you can ask for she Graduated from Lynn Classical and then graduated from B.U. and now she is getting her Masters at Salem State and she is also teaching at ShoeMaker school in Lynn.Thank You Callahan School. Especially Mrs. Graul, Mrs. Bastarashe, Mrs. Bloom. I still will Have many years left with Callahan School my baby is 3yrs old years .
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Posted July 21, 2004

My child has been going there since kindergarten and loves it,I think the teachers are great and always there when my child need a little extra help.The activities they have(haunted happenings,winter wonderland and field day) are quite a hit.
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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
24%

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 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
31%

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

All Students30%
Female34%
Male24%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students50%
Female60%
Male35%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learners20%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students45%
Female27%
Male59%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students44%
Female58%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students25%
Female20%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White21%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

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
Hispanic 42% 16%
White 30% 67%
Black 14% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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