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Bridge Street

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Posted April 20, 2010

I think the principal is awsome. She really cares about the children and has tried to put together a staff that works well together. As a result the teachers are wonderful with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

My three children all went to Bridge Street. Each had different strengths and different weaknesses ... all of which the school either encouraged or mediated with great skill and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

The principal is an inspiring, compassionate leader and the teachers are so talented and devoted to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Fabulous teachers and principal, caring staff, committed and involved community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

We school choice into Bridge Street. It is has been a great experience. We have had great teachers every year. We have become close with wonderful and very involved families. Our child is blossoming at the school. We could not happier with our choice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Because my child gets what he needs in all areas. And the staff are great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

The administration takes children's issues seriously. A core group of involved parents try to get fellow parents on board on various family-centered activities that bring all closer. A fun learning environment for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Because it has an outstanding faculty who work hard to meet the needs of all students and supportive and active family involvement.


Posted April 15, 2010

We had just moved to our new home in Northampton and our daughter was going to start kindergarten. We were such nervous parents. I am hapy to say that the teachers and staff were so fabulous that my daughter who is now in 7th grade still loves school. I believe 2 of the teachers she had will influence her academic carrer through college and beyond. REALLY
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Bridge Street school shows astounding care for its students! Each child eagerly joins peers upon arrival with enthusiasm and motivation to learn. Students feel this neighborhood school is their anchor and parents support Bridge Street School as a warm and welcoming community. It is a home for families and teachers who love to watch learning happen!
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
25%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students56%
Female61%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female48%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
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

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female35%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities25%
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%
Female50%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female28%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female29%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities10%
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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Math growth at this school

Above 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 68% 67%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 35%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2 Parsons St
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 587-1460

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