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Betsey B Winslow

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Posted February 25, 2012

This school is not what it looks and hears to be. Its definitely changed over the years. Its all about who you are and pleasing the principle more than your own children. I've dealt with this principal since she became principal at Winslow. She's never had anything positive to say about my children, only the negative, and all of this in about 7 years. The title of principal has gone right to her head. She's more concerned with, if the parents are going to please her than their own children. And the last thing she wants is a parent that is going to give their opinion. But if you don't say anything than your a parent that's not involved. My number 1 point is that this school needs a new principal and some new teachers. A new principal, 1 that enjoys working with the children and parents, one who truly cares and that is there for the children period! The teachers would also benefit with a new principal, one that is there to help and guide them in the right direction. That would make a huge difference with the school. My oldest child has not had the problems he had at Winslow at his new school. The school that one teacher at Winslow told my child that he would never make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

They have great teacher and parents who get invovled.
—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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
43%

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

All Students49%
Female45%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I70%
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 Students39%
Female56%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female39%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I30%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female25%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female19%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I46%
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

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50%
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26%
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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 71% 67%
Black 10% 8%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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