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L G Nourse Elementary School

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Posted February 17, 2009

Love our principal Mrs. Klingamanan we have had wonderful experiences with all the teachers.We are also lucky enough to have a strong PTA. Both my boys love going to school every day;-) I gives me peace of mind..
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Posted May 1, 2006

The teachers are wonderful, I feel the school and Principal really care for the kids! I have 3 children at the LG and could not be more pleased!
—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.

Grade level

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female60%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I50%
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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50%
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26%
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 67%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 16%
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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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38 Plain St
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: (508) 285-0110

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