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Roberts Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded

 

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2013:
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Posted May 20, 2014

Excellent special needs team over the years, some really good teachers in the regular classes, problem is consitency obpver the board but special mentions to Ms Fisher, Ms Janas, Mrs Feeley and mr Cormio and to Ms de Genero for maths support, Ms Bradley for case managing and Mr Robiakewicz, awesome BCBA the district is lucky to have. Special mentions too to Ms Falasca and Miss Peg as wonderful, loving and caring teachers'a aides for special needs kids. Overall a good school, open, parents welcome and heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

The Roberts Elementary School has many wonderful teachers who have been so supportive and helpful with my Child's learning needs. I believe that as a school, they do embrace students with special needs. The special education staff that is working with her is also very dedicated and kind. The reason that I am only giving the Roberts two stars is because of the lack of resources and comprehsensive programs to help students with language based learning difficulties. They refuse to implement scientifically based systematic reading programs with are proven to help students with language based learning disabilities make progress. We have had to hire an outside Orton Gillingham tutor to supplement. The Roberts Elementary School could be improved with more integrated services which can only be implemented with more support staff. This can only be implemented with the support Medford's special education director who refuses to do what is in the best interest of the students and only what will save the district money. Until they start to invest more in their special education students they will be second rate in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

My son attends the Roberts and he has Ms Gass she is a great teacher and the roberts is lucky to have her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My son goes to the Roberts School in Medford. I think that the staff in this school is excellent, my son is in 3rd grade has ADHD. Since kindergarten the teachers, principal, nurse and chapter 1 teacher have been working with my son to make him enjoy school and focus on the task at hand. They have involved me as well via email or even having meetings with them just to make sure that he is getting the proper guidance and education in and out of school. I'm sure I'm the only parent that they do this for. This school really looks out for our kids and this year my son is really enjoying himself and loves his teacher. I don't know what I or my son would do if we didn't have them around. Thanks to the Roberts 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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students36%
Female34%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners9%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female35%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I16%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female37%
Male49%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female34%
Male47%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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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Math growth at this school

Average

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 63% 67%
Hispanic 12% 16%
Black 11% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 5% 3%
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 38%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Speech and language therapist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Music teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Art teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
Fax number
  • (781) 393-2158

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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35 Court St
Medford, MA 02155
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