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Cabot Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 440 students

 
 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Great energy!! Everyone knows the school itself is in horrible shape. That's not the staff's fault; that would be the poor city planning. However, in spite of the tough teaching conditions, the principle has created such a vibrant supportive (for parents, staff, and kids) environment that the building fades away!! This rating is about education though, not about capital planning. We are new to Cabot this year and I honestly am floored by how friendly and open everyone has been. In 8 years of having my kids at schools I've never had as full a communication circle as we have here w teachers, staff and the PTO. We really feel lucky to have landed in this school district!! Go Cabot!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

We had three children go through Cabot. The first two (twins) did well and mostly thrived. The third is in special education and it was extremely challenging. The principal in 2009 - 2010 was terrible. The parents and many (not all) teachers are great, but if your child is in Special Education, stay away from this school, if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It has a history of dedicated principals and teachers and a tradition of material and moral support by the parents.


Posted June 23, 2009

Under new leadership for the 2008-9 yr, Principal Swaim has provided professional leadership that was previously lacking, and brought our once purposely divided (by the old principal) community of teachers and parents back together. The teachers are happier, the kids performing at a higher level, and the parents are thrilled. Cabot is now reaching its wonderful potential, after years of suffocation and division.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Both of my children have attended Cabot and we have been very happy with the quality of teaching, sense of community, and the values of service and learning imparted by the school. Dr. Quarcoo has been a fantastic leader; unfortunately she has retired as of this year but hopefully the new principal will be equally as good. He certainly has a wonderful group of teachers, parents, and staff to work with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

The principal, Dr. Q., is overly controlling and dislikes parents who have different opinions, even when they're expressed respectfully. She also targets children who belong to particular minority groups for negative treatment. While the school includes many wonderful teachers and families, under Dr. Q's rule, the promise of this school community is diminished and many children struggle and suffer as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2005

There is a sense of community within Cabot that is unmatched elsewhere. The teaching has been superior and parent involvement (the PTO) is unlike any I've seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

Marilyn Quarcoo, Principal, is a true leader and sets a positive tone of involvement and spirit. Our first grader teacher recognized the strengths of our son and provided supplemental curriculum activities throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities75%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female87%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
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 (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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 4% 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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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229 Cabot St
Newtonville, MA 02460
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