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Annie L Sargent School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 9, 2013

Have 2 kids that went through this school and had mainly a great experience. But it is very dependent on the teachers they get. Each of my children had one bad teacher ( different ones ) who would not do 1 thing beyond what the teacher contract requires. But the majority of their teachers went the extra mile and seemed to care about the students. One in particular was probably the most involved and caring teacher I ever met. There has been some principal turnover; 2 were bad; 1 was excellent, the current seems to be good and will hopefully stick around. The bulk of the parents and kids are also very nice; but, then, like anywhere - it's up to you to pay attention to who you and your kids choose to associate with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

WORST SCHOOL IN TOWN! Teachers are way to nice, give the kids "prizes from the prize box" and gives stickers on the test when a student gets a 40! They teach nothing but to do good on this MCAS. Honestly, the teachers DONT EVEN TEACH after MCAS. They teach the kids how to be respectful but they are rude with rudder parents. The last review is correct with the (4 principles in 5 years.) Kids get bullied. Kids get sent down to guidance for issues that NEVER get solved. North Andover, do something about this school. Don't believe your realtor, it's the worst school in town


Posted August 4, 2013

This school has some incredible teachers. However, due to over bearing parents and lack of good hiring (4 Principals in 5 years) this school has gone consistently down hill. Prior student review is correct. "RAISE" at this school is a farce. Rude kids and ruder parents. It is a sanctuary for bullies. It isn't the teaching that hurts this school...It is the parents who would do themselves a favor by forgetting their glory years and focusing in on making better children for the future...not mean kids who are extensions of mean parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

Dedicated teachers, good leadership and a very involved parent community. The curriculum is good and teachers do a good job addressing it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Strong leadership excellent teachers low parental monetary support
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2007

Kindergarden classes are not crowded as grades 1 - 6. Teachers are very good. My child has had a very positive beginning to schooling at Sargent. Diversity appears to be celebrated. I remain ambivalent about keeping my child in this school past kindergarten if more money is not allocated to bring student ratios down. I feel like I was sold lies by real estate agent in re: schools here. Sargent and the high school are physically beautiful, but town has serious budget woes that have hurt student teacher ratios.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

The teachers at this school are great, but the classes are still too large. School committee needs overhaul. Town needs more support from state. Until that happens, schools will suffer here in NA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2006

Don't be fooled by the real estate agents. This is the most overcrowed school in town - a town which is suffering severe fiscal issues. Class sizes are now up to 35:1. The town does not support the school systems and there is a strong elders vs familes conflict in NA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

The PTO does a lot of things for our school such as Ice Cream Socials and Art Fairs. Our spaecials are going down though. We have lost computer lab and maybe 5th grade music. We now have music and art on a cart this 2006-2007 year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2005

Overcrowded, 25:1 pupil/teacher ratio
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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70%

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72%

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76%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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61%

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65%

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67%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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64%

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48%

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64%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

2012

 
 
60%

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51%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
71%

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85%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
61%

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67%

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62%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
45%

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59%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students63%
Female77%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

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 91% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 8%
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 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Abbott St
North Andover, MA 01845
Phone: (978) 725-3673

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