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North Brookfield Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 11 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2014

Awesome. They offer musical instruction after school in violin starting in grade 1....free aside from the rental fee. They also have an early morning program open to second grade and above teaching Spanish, or French, as well as alternating Technology and Drama. They have an excellent afterschool program aside from afterschool care that includes classes in music, nutrition, science, and fitness. I signed up my son for the early morning program. He is learning French, and using his tech time to work on math skills. He will have 180 hours more of math and a language than other kids his age by the end of 3rd grade. The teachers are wonderful and caring. They push the kids in reading and math. I am able to meet with them every month to talk about their progress. Five years ago they didn't have these programs in place. I appreciate everything the principal has done to insure we get these grants. I also like that it is such a small school...22 kids per class, with 2 rooms per grade. Everyone knows everyone and we all look out for each others children. North Brookfield is awesome if you want that small, family oriented school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

This is a wonderful small school with great teachers! Yes they don't always have the town support with the budget, but they do a great job with parental help and limited resources. A friendly, strong school with all new leadership that is helping it become better. Now offering foreign language, extra math and science for grades 2 and up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

I have been in the system for a year and love it!!!!! no the town does not have the funds to back many programs but the support of parents and teachers amazes me. Coming from a city school that didn't even provide a science program for the 3rd I am pleased with my kids' progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

This school tries very hard the town is horrible and does nothing for the school the teachers are great my son is in the 2nd grade and he has had great teachers since grade k. North brookfield needs to put more $ into this school the town since ive been here turns its back on the elementary school. If not for the pta the kids would have nothing to do .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

I am a former student, and now a parent of a child in the system. The teachers in this school are WONDERFUL! They do the best that they can with what they are given. It is not just the prinicpal...the town doesn't support the school like they should. The school does not get enough money, and I blame the town for that. The principal is retiring,so maybe the new one will turn things around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2006

I agree with the previous statement made about North Brookfield Elementary School. I was a student in that school for four years and I found that though most teachers were dedicated, the resources were minimal and they were under the thumb of an overly controlling principal. She is more concerned with disciplinary action and finding fault in students than she is with their welfare and education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 23, 2006

I have 2 children in NB Elementary. The teachers there do the best they can. Unfortunatley the resources are not available to provide children with an optimal learning environment. My oldest child was an honor student for all her elementary years. There are no programs available for bright children, and as a result, I feel she stagnated at a time when she should have been excelling. In fact, the public schools in North Brookfield offer very little if anything for kids in the community, these kids don't even have a music class. Also, the principal there is difficult to deal with and will always come to a teacher's defense before a student's - no matter what the situation. I am moving to another town and my main priority is to find a school system that will help my children excel rather than just exist!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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62%

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67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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50%

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55%

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68%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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50%

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64%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

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39%

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42%

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35%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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54%

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56%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

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33%

2010

 
 
44%
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 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students70%
Female81%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I54%
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 Students58%
Female69%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female55%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I45%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female56%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female26%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I33%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female54%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I65%
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

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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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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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 90% 67%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 38%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Brookfield, MA 01535
Phone: (508) 867-8326

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