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H.A. Yelle Elementary School

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Posted April 3, 2014

is very challenging for my granddaughter she really enjoy the fact that the music program is back on track and loves all the work she is required to do


Posted May 11, 2013

As a 20 year veteran of the Norton Public School System, I was shocked and disheartened at some of the comments that I read concerning The Henri A Yelle School. As a member of this community as well, the educators do as much as possible with the limited technology and resources available. The parents and current Administration are excellent. Most teachers have advanced degrees plus take graduate courses on their own time and have succeeded in challenging their students as well as making each of the classes feel special and unique. If you ever have a question or concern, the staff at the Heni A Yelle is available. Before criticizing the staff and administration- I suggest you make a visit to this wonderful school. I am proud to be a Norton educator and I am willing to sign my name. Sara E Horton- Norton resident as well as a 20 year veteran of The Fourth Grade Level.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2008

Principal does a good job as well as guidance staff. Some teachers are professional while others lack professionalism. My child did not thrive in this particular school. K-3 my child did fine, but once my child entered the Yelle School progress did not happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Okay. Let's just say this school isn't exactly up to date. The academics are average, extracurricular activites are extremely lacking! I'm not even sure they have any. Parent involvement: below average? Playground is amazing, especially the swings(: They used to have really cool paintings, but they painted over some of them. Overall, not the best school. Peace outt.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 8, 2007

We love the Yelle. New Math and Science curriculum. New Superintendent and Principal. Excellent veteran teachers with advanced degrees challenge the students. Anti bullying program distict wide with zero tolerance. YMCA Club Yelle after school program. New foreign language courses and still a bargain school tax-wise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

The town does not support its schools at all. Norton has the lowest per capita school spendng in the state, and this school shows it. They have lost two days this year due to gas leaks in the building, and the building occasionally has no heat. The teachers do what they can with extremely limited resources, and they range from very good to very poor, but the overall culture at the school is one where individuality and inquisitiveness are systematically crushed and the goal is for everyone to function at the same middle level. My child has been bullied by teachers (yes, teachers) for being 'too ambitious' and for using 'big words'. The overriding message sent by this school is 'Fit in, don't try too hard, and certainly don't stand out'.
—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 53% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

2012

 
 
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49%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
64%

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76%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

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71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students34%
Female47%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I57%
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities43%
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:

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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 94% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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64 West Main St
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