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Killam Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 447 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2010

Not only has it provided my son (now in 5th grade and about to graduate to middle school) with a top notch education, it has also been willing to work with him and his learning issues. The teachers and special education teachers are phenomenal and the principal is the most hands on, creative and dynamic academic in the area! She has worked with staff, students and teachers to create a vibrant academic environment within a safe and supportive environ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

I'm so impressed with Killam Elementary School and with the team that Mrs. Giles, the principal, has put together. The kids are most important... Mrs. Giles and her staff know everyone's name and take the time to talk with them. The teachers are fantastic - and there is a mix of different teaching styles for each grade level so that children are placed in a class that would work for their personalities. The support the teachers receive from Mrs. Giles (tell me what you need, I'll figure out how to get it) is just phenomenal and the support parents receive from the teachers, support staff and Mrs. Giles is second to none. We couldn't have asked for a better school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

The Killiam is an awesome school. The teachers are all highly qualified and very dedicated to each and every student. If any special needs are needed for your child, they are the first to pursue what is available and to make sure that your child is placed in the correct environment to help with his/her special need.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

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 Students71%
Female83%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I63%
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 Students64%
Female87%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I12%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I48%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female67%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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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 92% 68%
Asian 6% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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