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Linden School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 890 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2013

I can't give a rating for how my child's school is because I feel that they are not doing their job. They took my child out of her special needs class and placed her in a regular class without me approving this. I had a meeting with them and they could only say sorry. My child is showing all her problems at home because of them doing what they want. Her IEP states she is to be in a special needs class and placed in a regular class for 1 academic class and electives only. THEY ARE ALLOWING CHILDREN TO FALL BEHIND BECUASE THEY DON'T WANT SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

linden steam academy is an amazing and wonderful school. i graduated from this school, and i really really miss it and had so much fun. the teachers are very supportive and helpful. i love this school.


Posted August 4, 2013

The Linden in Malden is now the Linden Steam Academy an innovative school. "As an Innovation School, importance will be placed on the individual learning styles of each student based on their specific needs. Using STEAM as a theme, we will incorporate project based learning and inquiry based instruction, along with state of the art technological advances so our students will leave as productive citizens and proficient learners ready to address21st century challenges." The principal is now Mr. Bransfield who brings a new insight into learning. My daughter has been in the school since kindergarten & the new STEAM school has given her the extra edge she needs in Math & Sciences. I would highly recommend the LSA school without hesitation. I did not give this school 5 stars because they have implemented uniforms starting 2013-14 school year. My personal opinion is uniforms do not increase a better learning environment & we end up cloning our children. But if that is the only down fall in this school then I really have nothing to be concerned about. Great school, amazing teachers & principal and very hands on PTO. LSA rocks! (So my daughter would say!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

The new principal and the new vice principal have a new energy that I am excited about. With a move toward innovation school, I think it will benefit all students. My daughter is in first grade and she loves her teacher. The teacher is wonderful. My son is in the fourth grade and so far all of the teachers have been excellent. Many parents are involved in the school and the PTO and we always have a good turn out for events. Many parents are very caring about the school and their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2011

i have been in the Linden School for 6 years. And i hope that i finish 8th grade in this fabulous outstanding school.


Posted November 18, 2011

what is the uniform poicy for the 5th grade because im going to this school on maybe someday


Posted October 12, 2011

The new principal and new assistant principal, are absolutely amazing.... the school has a new atmosphere.... it's improved 1000% the school. Congratulations to the new principal and assistant principal. Keep up the excellent work!!!!!!! the school is awesome!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My experience with most teachers has been positive and effecient. Cooperation between teachers and parents is crutial for the success of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

It is one of the best science/math schools among Malden public shools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

My daughter is also with the special education. Though in general I find the school environment quite warm and welcome, I felt the Early Learning Center was more focussed for special education needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

The education at the Linden is exceptional. The small school environment has allowed my child to excel. My child is in the gifted program that is a tad more advanced than the other classes but not by much. I do feel that that program needs to have more emphasis on advancement. All & all the school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

I am very pleased with the special education services my son has received at the Linden School. I had no problem at the Early Learning Center for extra help with him also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2006

The Linden School is not up to par in regards to Special Education. I believe it might be a problem citywide, but I am not sure. This school is terrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

I am a parent of 2 children, as well as a former Linden student. While Linden is not a 'community' school, it is a community where every member is recognized and valued. The teachers extend themselves to reach all students at their levels. Choose Linden, you will not be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

I have had 2 children in the past at this school and currently have 2 children there and a 3rd will be attending next year. I have been very pleased with the Linden School over the years. The teachers seem to be passionate about their work and aren't there just to pick up a paycheck. I would highly recommend this 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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
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 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
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 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
49%
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 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
37%
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%
Male46%
African American11%
Asian68%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners38%

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male54%
African American16%
Asian88%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners57%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
African American51%
Asian46%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students37%
Female38%
Male37%
African American36%
Asian62%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students64%
Female73%
Male57%
African American59%
Asian78%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female68%
Male50%
African American42%
Asian83%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
African American42%
Asian79%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male46%
African American27%
Asian65%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students64%
Female68%
Male58%
African American33%
Asian87%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners50%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
African American70%
Asian85%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I84%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
African American31%
Asian65%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
African American82%
Asian92%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I83%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African American82%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I79%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female48%
Male33%
African American55%
Asian46%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities7%
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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 38% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 6%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Black 15% 8%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 59%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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