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Orchard Gardens K-8 School

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Posted June 24, 2009

The school is good as far as the teachers go but academic wise I don't feel that they encourage the children to do better...
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
16%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
4%
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 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
24%
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 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
12%
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 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
9%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
3%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
1%

2010

 
 
1%
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male23%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners18%
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 Students12%
Female16%
Male9%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners2%

Math

All Students22%
Female29%
Male16%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners13%
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 Students22%
Female22%
Male21%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners2%

Math

All Students46%
Female41%
Male52%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners29%

Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Title I1%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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 Students27%
Female26%
Male28%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students41%
Female37%
Male46%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners36%
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%
Female66%
Male56%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I61%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students30%
Female28%
Male31%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners5%
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%
Female84%
Male61%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners60%

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male48%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners54%

Science

All Students3%
Female3%
Male3%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Title I3%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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
Hispanic 55% 16%
Black 40% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 1% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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