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Bryantville Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 672 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2012

This is a good school. I have two kids in grades 3 and 6, and we have seen nothing but good things from the principal, the teachers, etc. We were redistricted from Hobomock to Bryantville a few years back, and I was wary at the time, but Bryantville has been pleasantly and surprisingly good. The teachers my kids have had have been very dedicated and personable. My son has had two male teachers whom he has especially appreciated. Solid school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

I have had a very mixed experience with this school. My daughter is in her 4th year here and is having an excellent experience. My sons on the other have both have some special needs and thier experiences have been sub-par at best. The person in charge of special ed at this school appears, in my opinion, to not really believe in the need for it. As a result these children do not get the education they deserve. One of my sons is now in a different school and is having a much more positive experience. My other son will be joining him next year. The new principal is ineffective and cold. The assistant principal is aggressive and totally over reactive. In the 7 years I have had children at this school the educational experience has gone downhill alarmingly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I have had three children in the Bryantville School and have been extremely happy with the quality of education they have all received (two of my children are current Bryantville students). We have had excellent experience with the teachers at this school. I have spent a great deal of time volunteering in classrooms and other areas and it is such a welcoming, positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2009

I am just dropping by to comment on how good an experience our son had at Bryantville last year in 6th grade. His teacher was a young woman Mrs. Brake, who was so kind and compassionate toward our son that he cried at the end of the year and still misses her. For the parents who have Mrs. Brake this year, your kids are in luck. Best of luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

They are not as enthusiastic about the learning process at this school compared to my daughter's last school. Also, the lunches they serve (and the snacks) could be a lot healthier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2008

I am so pleased to have my kids at this school. For years my sons learning disability was not diagnosed (previous school NOT Bryantville). The wonderful staff at Bryantville have been amazing my child is improving daily thanks to them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I'm so impressed with the principal, Mrs. Macleod! She has really turned things around. I find her to be excited and enthusiastic about implementing necessary changes to bring up the schools test scores. The teachers are always polite and pleasant when you're greeted. I feel this is the core of the school...principal/teachers. My children have never been crazy about cafeteria lunches so they bring theirs. I feel the principal sets the tone of how a school is run. Not all kids are the same...she does a good job with antibullying and revisits it throughout the schoolyear with the entire school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2006

I have two children enrolled at Bryantville. I have been extremely impressed with the quality of teachers and the principal. They have really turned things around since this town did not support putting money back into the schools, and have made adjustments so the kids don't miss out on music, art, phys. ed, etc. People complained about the problems getting the cafeteria up and running but that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the quality of education my children are receiving. That was the fault of the contractors who screwed up the job. I am 100% supportive of this school and I feel fortunate that my kids are here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2006

The school is wonderful and is doing a great job of keeping us on track with academics in relation with the other schools in town. Yes, we did have some issues with the cafeteria, but the blame for that should be directed toward the contractors not the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

I am extremely impressed with the education my children have received. The staff is like an extension of my family. The atmosphere is up-beat and positive, and everyone cares. Things have changed so much since I attended; it was a bad thing if the principal knew your name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

From an educational standpoint the school is outstanding. The teachers and extra curricular activities are great. They need to get the cafeteria running.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Both of my children have attended this school from first to sixth grade. The quality of this school has gone from bad to worse. Not only is the teaching quality poor, but the building is horrible as well. The children have not had a hot lunch in at least a year because of problems with the cafeteria. The lunches are so disgusting that my children wont eat them and the latest thing was to give them raw chicken followed by a phone call telling us to seek medical help if our children become sick. Poor teachers, bad building and everything else means do not send your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2003

This school was the best school my child has ever attended. It is awesome.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

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 67% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I33%
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 Students61%
Female75%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I13%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female78%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I21%
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 Students68%
Female84%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female78%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female81%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
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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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 97% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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