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Malcolm L Bell

Public | PK-3 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted January 15, 2012

We love Bell School! It has been a wonderful school for my little boy. The faculty are very good at communicating with parents and have a great student/teacher ratio. I love this small school and can't wait for my younger son to go here to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Bell is a caring, creative community led by dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

Our family could not be happier with our experiences at Bell School. Although dated, the building is very clean, the grounds are great and the parent involvement with both upper and lower Bell paygrounds was a great experience for us and our children. First daughter has moved on to a very succesful year at Village and second daughter is prefoming well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

Very old and outdated building and equipment. Academics are mediocre and extracurricular activities are minimal and disappointing in this day and age. Principal is visible directing traffic in AM. Considering M'head touts a good district, this school is suprisingly dissapointing. Parents are fairly involved and they are the ones that raise money for the school (ie, new playground at lower bell).
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 67%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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40 Baldwin Rd
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: (781) 639-3170

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