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Philbrick Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 152 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

If you are black do not send your kid(s) here racist and disrespectful to people that are not white
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2012

The Philbrick is a wonderful school with great teachers and a welcoming community of parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Nice small school with great teachers and a wonderful parent community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

The field trips and events that this money will support are integral in exposing students to various facets of life and society to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the world and their part in making it the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2010

Small size, wonderful teachers, great community, diversity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

The Philbrick School is an incredibly invested and diverse group of parents, students and teachers and adminstrators who put their greatest efforts and visions into improving the education, opportunities and access that their public school has and offers to the community. They have worked hard to form cultural, meaningful and conscientious partnerships and programs to take advantage of their city, the importance of community-building, and the wealth of knowledge and insight that each member of the school community can bring to the table.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

We love the Philbrick! The school is small and my kids love going to school. They're actually sad when it's time to go home. All the teachers know my kids, even if they don't work directly with them. I don't remember my principal from when I was in school, but my kids love their principal. It's a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

The Philbrick School is a gem in the Boston Public Schools. Academics are strong, the 'extras' are amazing - dance, instrumental music, afterschool drama and poetry, and the people at and in the Philbrick all really care about our children. The teachers are great, the principal knows all the kids' names and has nice relationsihps with them, and the other families really bond. This is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2008

I remain impressed with this school. The faculty and staff go above and beyond for the students. The new principal is very accessible and clearly cares about children. The teachers do lots of extra things for the kids. Mine love the Philbrick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2005

I love the Philbrick. The staff are great. Mrs McCormack is great with the children and really cares about them. The principal, Mr Szike knows all the children by name. They try to raise money for all different programs to better the school.
—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.

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I67%
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 Students32%
Femalen/a
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
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%
Femalen/a
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Below 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
Hispanic 37% 15%
White 30% 68%
Black 26% 8%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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40 Philbrick St
Roslindale, MA 02131
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