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John E. Mccarthy

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 87 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 8, 2013

My child attended McCarthy school for many years and we found that the overall rating for this school ranks a 2 Star. The past year has been a challenge both academically and socially. A teacher should acknowledging a child's strength, not their weakness and when something they do is done well, the student should be equally recognized as others have been. Student issues are not addressed as they should be, this allows the student to continue with poor behaviors. What happened to the good old days when the child had to apologize for treating their schoolmates horrible. Our prior principle required the student to write an apology letter. The parent involvement is low and the School should set the boundaries with revamping the PTO staff so more parents feel welcome to join and express their ideas. Great PTO leader this year, however the demographics overall was extremely poor. The was too fighting going on with the parents at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

I have my daughter and son go to this school for 2 years and I think this school is really need leadership, the principal is very nice but the the program is far behind of MA standard, I never seen any project assign, home work is never return , the board education need to review on some teacher, this is not a good school for Kids in the area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

My son is 4 and gets speech services. Our speech therapist is the best! His communication has improved greatly. She gives detailed feedback on his progress every week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The McCarthy School is an outstanding elementary school. It is a small community school and has a 'family' feel. It boosts some of the greatest teachers, parents and staff in the city. The children learn in a fun and loving environment, where their educational goals are the focus.
—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 57% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
24%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

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

All Students69%
Female75%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female83%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
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 Students47%
Female60%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female50%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
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 Students75%
Female85%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female80%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

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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 80% 67%
Black 6% 8%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 28%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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76 Lake St
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 536-5625

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