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Tenney Grammar School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 22 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 January 15, 2011

My son who has NEVER been in trouble got suspended for a day because he protected himself from a bully. Give me a friggen break . I agree with the zero tolerence policy on bullying but my kid is by no means some ignorant childs punching bag. I suggest you punish the bullies .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

Sent $18.00 for school pictures and the money dissappeared. Spoke to the teacher she dont know where it is. All they want to do is blame my child. I'm pretty sure everyone makes mistakes and just like my daughter could have misplaced it so could the teacher. I spoke to another woman and she said that the teacher did not misplace it. How would you know? were you there? They have alot of students I'm sure it could have been misplaced. My daughter only has one teacher, she would remember who she gave it to. Thanks for the help! NOT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

I have 2 children that have graduated from the Tenney and 1 still there. There is not a better principal or teaching staff in the city. I have yet to come across a teacher that does not put the students needs first, and the principal, how can you not love a principal that is NOT a yes man. He covers classrooms when a teacher needs to be away for a time, and the kids not only respect and like him, but have the proper amount of fear. You couldn't ask for a safer or more loving enviroment than the Tenney Grammar School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

The Special Education Department really needs alot of work in order to move the children ahead. Parents beware - stay on top of what's happening!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

The Tenney Grammar School is the best school you can send your child to. The teachers are very well educated and make the learning experience fun. I have a son graduating 8th grade and he doesn't want to go onto high school because he likes the Tenney so much. Our principle keeps things in line, yet lets the kids have some freedom. The Tenney was a former high school so it can hold a large number of children. Their afterschool activities are endless and every student likes to get involved. It is a safe, fun, and happy environment for kids to learn. Trust me on this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

I love this school I attended school in Lawrence as a child and I loved it I couldnt imagine a better school untill I moved to this district and enrolled my 3 children in this school. This school has great teachers and Principal Leadership. They show that they really care about the kids and want only whats best for mine and others Children. The area is very nice and I feel more comfortable letting my children walk to school here than I did in Lawrence or Lowell. If you're looking for a good school for your children to attend I highly recomend Tenney Grammer School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2006

I love this school! My daughter was in lawrence school from K-4th grade and the teachers there did not care about the kids. She had a learning disability that I was never told about until she attended Tenney Grammar. The teachers are working with her and with the family to get through this and they do care. If you want a great school the Tenney Grammar school is the one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2004

My Son is going to this school and I can say nothing but good about this school. I have lived in Methuen and have gone to the schools here and they are much better then 30yrs ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

my daughter is heading into 4th grade. Our family is from Somerville. This school is wonderful. The teachers, resources, parents and children. I actually called our old school in the city and explained how much they could actually improve since I have had this opprotunity to have my daughter in such a well rounded and happy atmosphere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

I do not like this school at all. I believe their overall quality of teachers is low. I would much rather my children be in the CGS or Marsh. I have heard good things overall with Methuen Schools, but I have to say I am not impressed with the Tenney school at all. If I had known this school was so low quality I would not have purchased a house in that district. I highly recommend NOT ENROLLING in this school. Wait and find one in Marsh or CGS districts.
—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.

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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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
27%

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 78% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students50%
Female55%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners27%
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%
Female70%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
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 Students42%
Female50%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female46%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female27%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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 Students47%
Female57%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female40%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
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 Students58%
Female66%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female35%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students21%
Female16%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
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

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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 55% 67%
Hispanic 36% 16%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 33%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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75 Pleasant St
Methuen, MA 01844
Phone: (978) 722-9026

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