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Thomas Carroll

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 535 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2012

I feel that I really need to take a moment to leave a comment stating how GREAT-FULL we are for THOMAS CAROL SCHOOL...AND all the GREAT STAFF. The teachers are caring And warm....they are all dedicated , and a perfect example of what a good school should be . I do want to take a special moment to thank one SPECIAL TEACHER...and that is MS. MURRAY, she is a 2nd grade teacher . My son had her this past year, and he struggled with reading which led to other challenges through out his school year..do to MS. MURRAY , PAYING ATTENTION to all her childrens different needs, identifying their trouble triggers, working in small groups on those triggers or one on one,or calling in a team and me to set up a plan that will focus on their issue's and make sure the plan is followed through with. SHE expects a lot from her students ,which is great cause it also means she has faith in them and gives them a feeling of self esteem. MS MURRAY...you are a perfect example of what a teacher is and should be...and my family sincerely believes trev is moving to 3rd grade do to your ability to not let any of her students get lost in the crowd! we sincerely thank you ...amber,dave,and trevor pratt....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2012

Carroll school is a great place. The teachers are all very friendly and patient. The school is willing to work with the families when they need it. I also feel they have a great No Bullying policy. They provide extra help for reading and math if needed, and if you qualify, they offer free tutoring. One year they recieved a grant and were able to have a few free family fitness nights like swimming at the YMCA, and ice skating. The carroll school has a great community, and they are all close and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Disappointed with the overall follow through and schools ability to deal with behavioral issues. Every child in elementary school, and especially boys need positive reinforcement no matter how 'bad' or 'distracted they may seem. I also feel that they are very quick to recommend assessment for ADD or ADHD drugs as opposed to helping parents and students learn self control. The school is very nice and new, however the lunch menu needs a healthier revision. I also feel that physical education should be at least an hour everyday, kids have energy and it is very hard for them to concentrate with it all pent up. Hoping for a change.


Posted February 26, 2008

Sure a great brand new school, but that doesn't mean what happens inside is as great as the facility. There are way too many behavioral issues that the teachers seem to struggle to incorporate the daily curriculum thus our children are lacking a high quality education. I am not surprised by the rating here, but rather disgusted. The principal is very nice, but needs to be more authorative and not worry about being every child's friend and pal. Wishing we could afford private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

The teachers are very dedicated and innovative in their teaching methods. The building is clean and filled with natural light. There are many activities availbale to the children including Family Reading Nights, Family Fitness Nights and ice cream socials. There is going to be a new playground built on the premises in August 2007. The PTO board is active and dedicated. It would be nice if more parents were involved though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

Teachers are all outstanding, caring & motivated. Communication is excellent. School is beautiful. I've never seen a group of hard working & dedicated teachers.. they do so much for our children. Thank you.PTO is great too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

The school facilities are superb as they are all brand new. The teachers are also top-rate. Parent communication, however, is an area in which they are sorely lacking.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

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 53% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students49%
Female52%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students60%
Female58%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
Female57%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities29%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 79% 68%
Hispanic 16% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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