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Carlton Elementary School

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Posted April 1, 2014

Carlton School is currently being run by a principal who, in the name of high-stakes testing, gives up on quality teaching in order to teach to the test. Open responses all day before the ELA MCAS? You betcha. Extra hour of math leading up to the Math MCAS? Yep. I have watched my child change drastically this year, and not for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

Carlton Innovation School - what can I say, but "WOW!" The Carlton teachers and staff really pulled-together this year and had an amazing impact with the kids. Teachers are instructing students at their level, recognizing their individual learning abilities and fostering their potential. Arts, music, student assemblies, projects, enrichment program, community circles and just plain "having fun" while learning--it's all happening there at Carlton. Highly engaged teachers, staff and leadership, active PTO, and growing parent involvement--Carlton Innovation School in Salem, MA is a hidden treasure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

What's not to love about the city's only green school? From healthy snacks grown in our garden to the recycling program and biodegradable straws in the cafeteria to energy efficient lights throughout the building to the tide pool in the science room. This school is doing it's part and setting a great example for generations to come. Plus the teachers are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Friendly supportive staff, everyone I have had the pleasure to meet. More of a family atmosphere than a school community. the smallness adds to the family feel of the school. Carlton is also a green school where they try to teach the children reduce, reuse, recycle! the school's golden rule is to treat others as you would like to be treated! Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

My older child went through this school and I was very happy with the quality of teaching and atmosphere. However, The recent staff changes and cuts have really directly affected all this and I no longer feel this is a quality school.I have transfered my child to another Salem school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

I give this school a 5 star, my child attended this school from first grade until she graduated from 5th grade. The teachers including the principle were the most dedicate educational professionals I have experience for a small school. Each child was known by their names not by their class number or by their teachers name. They were taught so well that, when my child along with a few others went to the Collins Middle School, every single child in the 6th grade that came from Carlton were the only ones that were on the honor list each quarter and were awarded certificates of recognition. The only children on the honor list were all from Carlton Elementary School. That should speak for itself. Keep up the good job Carlton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

A plus for a small school but that's where it falls short. Most of the staff is supportive but a large majority is not. The school atmosphere is very negative. They put children in lower grades for punishment which is humiliating and lowers the Childs self esteem. Schools supposed to be a positive experience not a negative one. I would not recommend this school.There is more I could say but go ahead and ask other parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Terrific newly constructed green school with small community school feeling. Some teachers have been there for over 20 years!!
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
23%
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%
Female41%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female68%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I59%
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 Students31%
Female37%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students23%
Female25%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students49%
Female54%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students26%
Female25%
Male27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students22%
Female11%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I22%
Students with disabilities0%
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%
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

Below 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 53% 67%
Hispanic 35% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 5% 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 75%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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