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Thomas Prince

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 378 students

 
 

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Posted October 8, 2014

I have gone to this school for 7 years, and it is mostly very good. The teachers are very kind and helpful. The classes can get boring, but that's because it's school!!! Overall, the teachers are great and the classes are very interesting- if you love hands-on learning, this is the school for you!!!! With a STEAM curriculum and lots of fun yet logical projects, you will love it!!! There are also great trails and playgrounds, so if you are a nature lover, you'll love this school!!! The only bad things to say are that there is no library, and that there are limited options of who to be friends with, as there are very few students at the school


Posted December 25, 2013

I have transferred my children to TPS and have been very happy. We have found the communication in the school to be far better than what we have experienced elsewhere. I have also been impressed with class sizes, and the Teachers dedication to the school especially through the transition to the STEAM curriculum. The Princeton community has also been very welcoming!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

I love my school. Thomas Prince has everything you could dream of for such a small community school; wonderful teachers whom push the students to their full potential while understanding where they need help and supporting them, a wonderufl environment of nature trails, sport fields, and lush forests for the kids of all grades to explore and learn in good weather, a playground better than most private schools, excellent ranked track, cross country, and basketball teams with coaches that are phenomenal in teaching and assisisting, and a majority of the kids are great! The classes for the most part are exciting, involving, and teach you plently (but coming from a kid I must admit sometimes, as in all schools, there are boring classes, however luckily at TPS, those are only occasional!). Looking for a great school? TPS! With small classes you can be ensured to get prime learning time and FUN!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2007

The teachers in the early grades are fine; some are exceptional. Kindergarten is not warm and friendly, however. The principal is very focused on safety and discipline, but was not warm and welcoming. Our children did not find the school encouraged inclusivity. our son begged us to be removed from the school. He's had no problems since. On the positive side, there is a great nature trail and increased parental involvement. After school sports are well organized, and the track program is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2005

Thomas Prince is a wonderful school to go to. I just graduated from this school and I must say that I had a great time there. The teachers do their very best to help you understand the material, and I can tell you that you do not need to be sent to a private middle school in order to receive the 'best' math education possible. I was in the highest math classes possible in the 7th and 8th grade and I can say that my education was certainly not lacking anything. My time at TPS was wonderful and I do not regret ever attending the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2004

My children have been attending this K-8 school for 7 years. K-4 is a wonderful program. Unfortunately, the middle school grades leave a lot to be desired. The math program is atrocious at the middle school level. We, as parents, had to fight the district to allow Algebra to be taught in 7th grade. And then, to top it all off, told the teacher that if they did not finish the entire Freshman Honors level Algebra book in 5 months, they would have to re-take the course next year. This being said, you would understand completely how my eldest's class lost 21 of the 63 students in the grade when they reached 6th grade. They went on to other schools either in the district or private. However, the early grade levels are wonderful.
—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.

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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
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 71% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%
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 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
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%
Female53%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
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 Students71%
Female88%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
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 Students85%
Female93%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female74%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
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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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

Above 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 93% 67%
Hispanic 3% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
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 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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