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Marsh Grammar School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 26 students

 
 

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Posted September 25, 2013

Great school...Renovations are excellent! Student/teacher ration is solid. I couldn't be happier! We have been thrilled with the money that is going into the public school system!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

I am the parent of a special needs student and am thrilled with this school. I was planning on sending my child to private school, but feel that this is the best fit. Would definitely recommend this school: didn't realize it because I moved to Methuen before I had kids, but I lucked out with the school district I ended up in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2011

The Marsh Grammar School is an excellent school. The teachers truely encourage the children to be the best they can be. They are always willing to help a student. Many teachers will come into school extra early, stay late after school or even skip their own lunch to help a student. The Marsh district is a sought after neighborhood. I have only positive things to say about the Marsh Grammar School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

This school administration is terrible. They do nothing about bullying complaints. The classes are over crowded. The kids have to bring coats to lunch, then are rushed through their meal and rushed out to recess. [By the sound of a creaming woman with a bull horn]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

My sister-in-law teaches at the Marsh, and I have several cousins and nephews who are students or have attended in the past. The Marsh is a wonderful school that teaches our children in the finest manner. This school is a fine example of the outstanding education our children deserve. They truly deserve this award in recognition of the outstanding values and education that are passed on to each child within its walls.


Posted April 30, 2010

My son is a student at Marsh and the teachers are great, very activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

The teachers refuse to give extra help (or stay late even one afternoon), there are no after school activities, the computer lab is there, but students have very limited access, the drop-off pick-up zone is a nightmare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

2nd grade classes are over crowded, not enough attention to all kids,need more praise to the advanced kids (keeping them busy)while they sit and wait for the teacher to help the less advanced kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
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

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

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 65% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
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%
Female68%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students38%
Female51%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female47%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students51%
Female64%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female44%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
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%
Female71%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female75%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students71%
Female83%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female18%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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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Math growth at this school

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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 75% 67%
Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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