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Salemwood School

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Posted September 13, 2013

Im in 5th grade (middle school) in the Salemwood school and I think its the most fun and most educational school out there in Malden!


Posted May 9, 2013

Salemwood is an amazing school, and is also Level One, the ONLY level one school in Malden. We got recognized by the governor out of ALL the schools in Massachusetts for a grant for a fitness center -- The best fitness center there is. It deserves recognition for having very intelligent students that work hard to get to the top and give their school a good name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

My mother was in Kindergarten in this school last year, initially she was very shy and quiet. Within a few months at this school with teachers like Ms. McEvoy, she became engaging in all activities and excel at each levels within her class. My daughter made sure she brought the Star of the Day home almost twice weekly if not more. At this moment, my daughter is able to read at a first to second grade level and has become a very bright and intelligent child at a young age. Thank you Ms. McEvoy and staffs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

my cousin is in that school and he is in SEI classes and now he is exiting the SEI classes because he know how to speak english better.


Posted September 15, 2006

our daughter is special needs and is in 1st grade. through their integrated team approach and exceptional staff and programs she has flourished there. we are exceptionally well pleased with the school. especially of note is their well enforced 'zero tolerance' towards students bullying other children. using a code of conduct that is easily understood by all of the students, each child is given optimum chance for success. i give them the highest marks in all areas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2004

I have four children in the Malden School system. Last year, I pulled him out of the Beebe and put him into the Salemwood after only 2 weeks of the same labeling and lack of response from the teachers. He was assigned to the Salemwood at my request. I was never prouder of my son when he made honoroll 3 out of 4 quarters. After going to several PTO nights and talking to his teachers, I was informed by all that they wish they had a classfull of students like my son and he was a very pleasant boy. Thank you Salemwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

My child attended salemwood for 4 years, he started when the school first opened. As I watched him grow in the school, I noticed his issues were not being addressed. He was being picked on by classmates and was reporting it and nothing was being done. When I approached the school with this issue, they told me the child in question was not a bully and that it was my son who was the problem, after this meeting I started to recieve notes home that stated my son needed counseling. I took my son to the Cambridge Hospital were he was examined by the head of psychiatry, who told me the school was absolutely wrong, my sons only issues were that the school was not addressing his issues and my best bet would to be transfer him out. I am not the only parent who has had this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

My niece attends the seventh grade and is active in the school and city middles school band. She's by nature shy, but thanks to the quality of all the facilty and in particularly Mark Kaplan and his staff, she's blossoming both musically and academically. I'm familiar with many different scool systems and can attest that the system is only as good as the dedication of the staff, new buildings are nice but the quality of education is what really motivates the desire to learn. This is the 'norm ' at Salemwood. From the principal to the supprot staff everyone is highly professional and a positive example for our children. Thank you for helping to make our jobs easier. We can go about our daily routine and know that our children are in very good and caring hands.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
48%

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 53% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
29%

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 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students29%
Female36%
Male23%
African American34%
Asian25%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students44%
Female46%
Male43%
African American46%
Asian59%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners27%
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 Students39%
Female52%
Male25%
African American24%
Asian40%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners12%

Math

All Students40%
Female49%
Male29%
African American40%
Asian65%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students50%
Female57%
Male45%
African American56%
Asian47%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
African American44%
Asian58%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners34%

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
African American44%
Asian36%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners26%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male44%
African American34%
Asian60%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners24%

Math

All Students65%
Female73%
Male60%
African American49%
Asian85%
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities16%
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 Students50%
Female65%
Male35%
African American61%
Asian45%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners21%

Math

All Students38%
Female44%
Male32%
African American29%
Asian72%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%
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 Students67%
Female77%
Male57%
African American56%
Asian77%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners18%

Math

All Students42%
Female45%
Male41%
African American40%
Asian69%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%

Science

All Students22%
Female23%
Male22%
African American8%
Asian62%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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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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

Above 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
Black 29% 8%
White 26% 68%
Hispanic 25% 15%
Asian 15% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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529 Salem St
Malden, MA 02148
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