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Northfield Elementary School

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Posted February 27, 2008

I am a parent, we moved to Northfield from Erving. My daughter loves this school. The teachers are great and the community involement is wonderful. Compared with Erving, MA the school does require alot of parent involment which to me is fantastic not enough parents involed with thier childs education in alot of schools. However I wish the Town of Northfield would fund the school more for supplies for the teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Excellent teachers and academic curriculum. Many art and extracurricular activities available. Good parent involvement in extracurricular. Minimal in PTO.
—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.

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students40%
Female67%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female67%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
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 Students54%
Female91%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female82%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
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 Students57%
Female65%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female70%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female45%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged43%
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

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 94% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 30%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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104 Main St
Northfield, MA 01360
Phone: (413) 498-5842

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