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Casimir Pulaski

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 87 students

 

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Posted December 16, 2013

Just picked up my granddaughter from school, was surprised that the sidewalks had not been sanded they were covered with ice. What a liability issue this is. This problem should be addressed before someone is injured.


Posted September 25, 2013

Great school! My son has been going there for 3 years now and loves it. The teachers he has had are very nice and helpful. The school is always having some kind of activity going on. His grades and behavior have improved also. I love how they have monthly rewards for students who read many books at home and for the students who are caught doing good deeds. My son got a certificate for returning money he found...so cute lol. This school has a lot to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

Great School my child is in the Preschool Program his teachers are amazing he has learn so much in 2 years. My son at the age of 3 was still not talking he had about 15 words, however his speech is outstanding and he is so smart. Love it can't wait more more great years to come!!!This school year 10/11 we did get a new principal and so far she is fabulous!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

The principal is disengaged from the parents, going so far as banning volunteers during school hours. There is no 'partnership' in our chilldrens education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2010

There has been a disconnect between home and school with the new administration and it is apparent with the drop in MCAS scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Casimir Pulaski School is a great school. My son attends this school and I am very happy with how much he's learned in one year. The teacher's are wonderful. They are all so pleasant to talk to. Thank you to all of the teacher's at Pulaski for thier expertise and patience on teaching our children. God Bless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2009

Just last year i went to this school and it was great ovcourse i had the old priciple and they were great ... althugh i went ther for only 3 years i learned so much and had the time of my life thaks Pulaski!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2009

My son is a student here and is a great school. The staff are wonderful and understand specila needs children. The school is in a wooded setting with a nature trail. The new PTO is wonderful!!
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%

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

All Students45%
Female50%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I52%
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 Students40%
Female48%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
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%
Female54%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female53%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students35%
Female30%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities12%
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

Below Average

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 12% 16%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 41%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1097 Braley Rd
New Bedford, MA 02745
Phone: (508) 997-4511

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