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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2014

Good School with amazing teachers. PAC has great programs unfortunately very cliquey people in charge of PAC. Great principal leadership unfortunately superindent has poor leadership not professional and lacks follow through skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2014

I'm am so pleased with the staff at Jefferson. They identified that my daughter was having difficulty with her letter and number formation and very swiftly had her evaluated by the OT and a plan is in place to help her. Communication has been great, I couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

Before my son got hid IEP he was able to receive SLP services. According to his Neuropsych evaluation he may have APD, ASD, ADHD (with executive functioning). They are very supportive of him and his needs. He has an IEP now and is receiving reading and SLP help. He needs OT but doesn't qualify. Waiting to see if he can get PT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2014

Unsatisfactory administration coupled with discriminatory practices and poor follow through. Its a shame that the obsessive need to be number one for school ratings comes at the cost of the children's happiness. Biases all abound. And too many people afraid to speak up.


Posted November 18, 2013

PAC is corrupted as is the administration. Shady people in charge of the lil ones! Lovely TEACHERS though!! Just don't except the principal to help you with much of anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

Great place for children to grow and learn. Teachers and staff are like one big family!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Great teachers, great staff, wonderful students and extremely dedicated group of parent volunteers. This is just one of Rockland's small schools with a big, big heart!


Posted May 6, 2010

Jefferson school has some of the most supportive teachers. The teachers and staff definetely make the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The teachers are fantastic and the children are part of a great school community!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The teachers, kids and the PAC are all incredible! I wouldn't chose any other elementary school in Rockland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

We are a small school filled with students, teachers and parents who all care about each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

Both my kids went through this school...and my son has special considerations that needed to be made for him. They handle everything with sensitivity and professionalism. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This school is made up of dedicated administrators, parents, students and teachers who are determined to make our future leaders smarter, creative and more caring individuals. All involved are determine to make the children and parents more enthusiastic about learning. I wish it were a team effort like this when I was a kid. It really is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have 5 kids at Jefferson School and they have been great with them. Whenever I need to talk to my kids teachers, they are almost avaiable. The teachers are great and the the staff too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

I have a first grader and kindergarten student and their teachers have been wonderful! There are always school sponsored activities and things to be involved in. I am so happy with my children's school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

They have the best teachers and they are great to the kids!


Posted October 4, 2009

Jefferson Elementary is a very proud school w/ wonderful teachers and staff. Parent voluteers are really important and help make this school an even better place for our children. I am very proud to be a Jefferson Elementary School parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

My son is entering the 3rd grade in September-The teachers are remarkable! The students are an amazing group of kids. I can not comment on the parent envolement throughout the school, only for myself-I make it my job to know things concerning my son-and the falculty is absolutely supportive of that. The PAC committee is a great group of parents who do an incredable job. Hat's off to Jefferson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

My daughter has been in this school since preschool and I believe the teachers that we have had so far are remarkable. They currently have 2 principals that job share, but together they have a tremendous amount of experience. My daughter is now at the end of her first grade experience and has a love for school and learning, I believe that this has alot to do with the teachers. They communicate well with the parents, send home notices in a timely manner and try to get the community involved in activities.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

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2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students35%
Female43%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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%
Female73%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
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 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

Math

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

Science

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
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?

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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 39%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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