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John J McGlynn Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 608 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

entire staff is always concerned about each student ... my daughter has been given a unique attention ... I am grateful for their dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

As father for 1 Grade student . i like the retired Principal she is graet . but i have bad expireince with one teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

I think its a great school, my daughter is learning alot and the teachers here are wonderful, they want the children to learn and progress. My daughter LOVES her teacher and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

The McGlynn Middle School has the most outstanding new principal who understands that there is more to teaching than academics and the teachers are the kindest and friendliest of any in town. The students respect the rules and are involved during the entire day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 3, 2008

I am a student at the school and this is the best school I've been to since i came from New York.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

I can not say enough about the McGlynn school. The Principal Mr.Depersio is the best principal I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is very involved in the activities at the school and always makes himself available. The teachers are also amazing and deserve out applause. My daughter loves school and I feel her progress is remarkable.
—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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

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 Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male60%
African American71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities27%
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 Students45%
Female53%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female19%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students60%
Female60%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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
White 55% 68%
Asian 15% 6%
Black 15% 8%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Two or more races 3% 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 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Medford, MA 02155
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