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Hale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 22 students

 

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Posted September 11, 2012

It is a school as it should be: small, homy, natural and particular humane. Forced to enrolled my child there, I am very positive surprised and happy to have my child there. The downside is more the way how selfesteam is emphasized with almost faschist methods: may it is necessary, but historical european visions comes up. Not the fault of the school, but the student body is dominant economic depressed people, learning might be challenging for willing students, although I am complete confident of the teachers involved (I spoke already with a lot of open and responsive staff/teachers people). We consider to let our son stay longer (to the end) although a lace to a closer school might be offered to us, because of the quality which is offered. The principal draws many people through her charisma into the school, many volunters e.g. jewish community. I look forward to be involved in the school (e.g. with self proposed pouch recycling program to which the school is very open to. A jewel of the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

I absolutely love this school. My child attended this school from 1st grade throughout 5 grade, and has done exceptionally well. The principal and teachers work hard to really teach your children and make sure that exceed the expectations. I would definately recommend this school to anyone
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Posted June 18, 2009

The Gem of Boston Public Schools. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Principal and teachers are committed to giving the children a quality education and a caring loving environment that recognizes and celebrates each child gifts
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students38%
Female55%
Male20%
African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female54%
Male60%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
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 Students76%
Femalen/a
Male75%
African American66%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male58%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
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 Students62%
Female58%
Malen/a
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female33%
Malen/a
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female66%
Malen/a
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I57%
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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

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
Black 58% 8%
Hispanic 35% 16%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White 1% 67%
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 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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