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Quashnet School

Public | 3-6 & ungraded | 533 students

 
 

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Posted March 31, 2013

Quashnet is the best school in Mashpee! The communication between home and school is incredible. The teachers seem to be connected to each student. The guidance office in amazing. Quashnet values each child. There is no other place I would send my 3-6th grade child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

Although my child has been happy and adjusted at the Quashnet school, I have been concerened with the overall academic scores. Apparently the principal was under the impression the low rating of a 5 was due to negative parents reviews. The low rating is a reflection of the testing scores. We should all be concerened with the rating and try and find out why our kids are testing so low at the school. There are times I feel his 4th grade assignments jump all over the place. It would make sense to instruct the kids on one type of math at a time instead of mixing it up. Unfortunately the district doesn't have enough buses either. He spends at least 45 minutes on the bus home daily. This seems excessive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

My son is a 3rd grader at the Quashnet School. He had some difficulties last year and I spoke with the principal before he was placed for 3rd grade, she was understanding and very easy to talk to. She took his placement for 3rd grade very seriously and he has been matched with a terrific teacher. I feel very welcome at the school and feel I could contact anyone of the administration, counselors, or teachers at any time if I had any issues I felt needed to be addressed. I should also mention that I have a 19 year old who also went to the Quashnet school with much success. Very proud to be a Mashpee resident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is a wonderful school thanks to great leadership and teachers. They have created a supportive and nurturing community for the kids to not only grow mentally but also socially. They truly care about the child as an individual. The principal knows every child as a person and is honestly concerned about everything that goes on in the school. Whenever we have had concerns, her door was always open and she solved the problem. We have been happy with most of the teachers. We have two children in the school who are both thriving. I only wish they had first grade too so my youngest child could be there as well. I can't imagine a better school for this age group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

The Administration, teaching faculty and staff members at Quashnet are exceptional. I am extremely impressed by the quality of education both my daughters have received and the frequent communication between the school and home is greatly appreciated. In addition to the regular school day, the school offers diverse enrichment opportunities with a variety of free after school programs that range from yoga to Lego building and awesome field trips. Most notable, is how well the school strives to meet the needs of all students and makes each family feel like they are an integral part of the educational process. One of my daughters received enrichment services for more challenging coursework and one receives special education services for additional assistance. As a military family, we intentionally chose to live in Mashpee versus living on base to get our daughters into Quashnet and this has proven to be a great blessing for our children. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

We have had two children attend the Quashnet School starting in 2009 and continuing through the present. We have been very pleased with the climate of the school, the teachers, administration and the quality of education. Our children's teachers have been top notch across the board, all caring people who have our kids best interests at heart. One of our children has special needs and has received the support services that she needs and is thriving. We especially respect the principal, who is very present, knows each and every child and responds to parent communication very quickly. We feel fortunate to send our children to Quashnet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

We love the Quashnet school!!! I have 2 daughter in this school and both are extremely happy. I love that the principle is out side every morning and welcomes all the kids by name. I love the weekly news letter on line and looking at all the pictures. I can drop into the school any day to have lunch or have recess with them. My older daughter started out very shy and through the help of guidance and all her teacher has blossomed into a confident 6th grader. Great before and after school programs, great field trips. GREAT TEACHERS, GREAT PRINCIPLE, GREAT SCHOOL!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

Poor administration is an understatement! Don't expect they will work with you for the greater achievement of the student. Do expect them to dictate to you what your child needs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

this school has alot to learn about children with disabilities and keeping the little things small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

My son loves this school. His grades are excellent and his teacher is so involved with the kids. As a parent the hardest thing has been moving my son around. He was a very shy kid and knew what friends he did make he would never see them again. My son has been through three different schools and Quashnet was the only school that made us feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

My daughter loves Quashnet school she said it is fun but the teachers are strict
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

this school is terrible!!!! kids of all ages are spoiled snotty and mean. they mistreat me and no one likes me because of my apperence. the teachers are awful except for a few. the principal never cares about students, they never help us when we need help with bullying and emotional problems. i have friends who switched schools about this. SO I RATE THIS A 0 and if u believe me..................NEVER SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

This school is wonderful. My daughter is in 4th grade and this is her second year there. They had a different principal last year who ran things differently. This year things are better. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

The school is awful. My daughter goes there. Her teacher is all about MCAS. She stays in for recess at least 3 times per week. My son in special needs and will not go to this school. This school used to be one of the best. As for parent involvemnet, they only want you involved if you are passive and agree with everything they say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

I have found many teachers at the Quashnet School to be supportive and talented educators. But I have not been satisified with how the administrative staff has handled situations involving children with emotional/social needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I am very Happy with the Quashnet School! My son attened third and fourth grade there until our move this summer to another state. I feel his teachers were hard workers and they asked the same from him. I was especially Pleased with his fourth grade teacher who took the extra time to understand what my son was thinking about most of the time and just listen to him. Because of her understanding, my son started to actually love going to school and ened up with all A's. He was so proud of himself and so was I. I strongly recommend Quashnet School to anyone.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

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

All Students56%
Female70%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female80%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
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%
Female63%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students61%
Female70%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female54%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 80% 68%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
Hispanic 4% 15%
Asian 2% 6%
Black 2% 8%
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 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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150 Old Barnstable Rd
Mashpee, MA 02649
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