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Connery Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 26 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

I went to Connery and I have nothing but the fondest memories of the school. I am a university student now living in another state but I've never forgotten the love and support I was given by the teachers in this school. Being a student from a foreign country who couldn't speak a word of English, I had assumed I would feel left out and alone. But I was never given an opportunity to have such feelings. Every member of the staff was so kind and patient. I'll always be grateful for the love and support I was given. Especially Mr. Valdoni, I'll never forget his tremendous kindness and patience. He always made us smile. I'll never forget how during every recess, he would come outside and play soccer with the kids. Thank you Mr. Valdoni for being such an awesome teacher. I'll always be grateful for that.


Posted January 1, 2014

Connery school is a good school if you are involve with your kids school work, the principle has a lot of resources to help our kids get better. Most kids are misbehaved but I wouldn't blame the teachers or the school, It might be more how they are raised. I have had a good experience with connery and has helped my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

This is the WORST school my daughter has ever attended. I dont want to give ANY stars. The kids in that school are very rude, mean and out of line. Fights, swearing and bulling EVERYDAY! I suggest if you live in WEST LYNN.. MOVE! Nice principle, Mrs. O'Connor. And MS. Jamie in the 4th grade. However I think this school needs a makeover.. a cafateria would be nice with HOT meals. The floors are broken the playground is trashed. UGH! ZERO STARS !
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
21%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
9%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
12%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students40%
Female43%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners17%

Math

All Students54%
Female59%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I54%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners44%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners12%

Math

All Students27%
Female29%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners16%
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%
Female61%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian30%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I52%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students38%
Female47%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asian20%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students24%
Female28%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asian10%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
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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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
Hispanic 68% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Black 10% 8%
White 7% 67%
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 94%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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