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Public | K-5 & ungraded | 218 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2010

This school is the best school because of how they involve the parents and have so many family oriented events throughout the year. The teachers are wonderful! I have not had such an experience with any other school and believe me I have dealt with many!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

I went to this school and loved it!!! I will miss it so much! I learned a lot here.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

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 65% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students51%
Female67%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female75%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students28%
Female47%
Male12%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I25%
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%
Female78%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female57%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students42%
Female35%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I42%
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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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 82% 68%
Hispanic 8% 15%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2203 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02745
Phone: (508) 997-4511

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