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Bates Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 320 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2013

I am the mom of a 5th grader at the Bates, and i absolutely love this school. It really is a hiddem gem. My daughter started the Bates in the 4th grade Advanced Work Program and every day of school i am surprised and wowed. She has learned so much and continues to. The teamwork of the entire school is awesome! The teachers and staff sincerely and genuinely CARE about each childs wellbeing. Its really in my eyes and college prepatory school for elementary students. I would recommend this school to everyone. Its just the right size and its just an overall optimal environment for child to learn and grow!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

As a new parent to the school, I am wowed every day with what my son is learning both academically and socially! He's in K2 and I'm so glad that we were placed at the Bates. It's a wonderful school with amazing potential for growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

After being in this school for 3years, i am sorry i did not move all my children sooner!!! My eldest would have been better prepared for school if he had been at this school. Catholic school can never compare to public school. My daughter would never have learned how to form a simple paragraph if not for her wonderful teacher. Science would have beenboring if not for an interactive science program. Spanish would never have been a language she would have been able to learn. Math club by a parent would never happened. My child has been challenged in ever way possible by an wonderful teacher that every school would be honored to have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

In a couple days I will be graduating from the Phineas Bates and I feel that it was an extremely underfunded school. The gym class was once every three weeks, and they really did not have enough staffing to control all the children. Huge fistfights erupted in the schoolyard, and swears were a common thing. I'm gglad to be out of the Bates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2006

The Bates has a strong music and science program, voice and instrument instruction available, chorus, computers, phys ed, and AWC in a nurturing setting. The playground is great, the Parent Council organized and active. It was not my first choice but it has been a solid, challenging and engaging experience for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2005

This is a hidden gem. This school continues to make gains even if state and federal agencies fail to recognize this fact. Their AWC program is among the best in the city and the music program is solid. I was lucky to find this small learning community in Boston.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students29%
Female34%
Male26%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners8%

Math

All Students32%
Female24%
Male39%
African American17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners17%
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 Students37%
Female48%
Male22%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title I46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners27%
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 Students67%
Female58%
Male73%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students50%
Female53%
Male48%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I50%
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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How schools in the state rate:

24%
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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

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
Hispanic 43% 16%
Black 34% 8%
White 15% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 75%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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426 Beech St
Roslindale, MA 02131
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