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Henry T Wing

Public | PK-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 18, 2013

Amazing school. So many programs, but they need more. The teachers are di dictated and appear well supported. I like the small class sizes, but was dismayed to see 20 In my sons class this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

My son loves this school. His teachers have always been wonderful with him and they care about all the kids. The staff makes an effort to know the kids and the parents. My son is in 2nd grade and his teacher keeps me well informed and took the time to learn his strengths and weaknesses, those are the things that matter. He has improved as a student because of this school and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2013

My daughter is in the first grade and so far our experience has been excellent. I cannot say enough about her kindergarten and first grade teachers. The principal Mrs. Lima is wonderful and always made time for you or replied to an email right away. This school has a lot of parent support and a very involved PTA that goes above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

Much can be gleaned by looking at the dates of these posts!!!!!!! Our son is not yet in 6th Grade, some of these post are worrying.


Posted January 22, 2012

Henry T wing school is a school for "average" students. If you want your child to excel & get the education they need in order to do so then this is not the right school. After 6 months of attending the wing school it was very evident that it was time to pull him out & switch to private school. The lack of teacher/parent communication is awful. The fact that I picked my 1st grade son up in a lobby of 8th graders using profanity (right in front of the office administration staff) was also very unsettling. I have nothing but negative things to say regarding this public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

I have never seen such a high incidence of home schooling and pulling kids out of the local public school to put them into a private one as I have seen in the Wing school district. The school is average at best.../
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2011

In reply to the poster, former student, I would like to give you kudos. This is, perhaps, the most perceptive and accurate assessment of the middle school regime at Wing. Both my husband and I attended wing (and then forestdale) and now our children attend Wing as well. Both of them flourished from pre k through 6th grade, but my son, who is now in 8th grade has become identical to your description. We were chalking up his apathetic behavior to hormones, a turbulent time in our home and having a great deal of extra curricular activities to maintain. Although I am certain that all of those things did play their role, it was flabbergasting to read your comments and nod in agreement. Previous to 6th Grade my son LOVED school.... would have been sad to miss a day, was proud of his perfect attendance record since 1st grade. He actually asked me to make dentist/doctor appointments after school hours so he wouldn't miss any school. And his teachers gushed over how advanced he was,how polite, how participatory and what a great student he was. Looking back the decline started around 6th grade, but this year has been a replica of your commentary. Eye opening, Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I am a former student of this school - I ended up leaving. Wing is a PreK - 8th Grade school, yet it s evident that once kids hit 6th/7th grade they re forgotten. In the upper grades, kids are treated like 3rd graders. The older grade teachers are of poorer quality. The MCAS prep is horrendous - it's incessant. 'Enrichment' is only to boost test scores. About 3/4 of the student body becomes unmotivated, HIGHLY disruptive. Classes I was in had 24-28 students (not conducive to learning). There is very little for advanced students - much of the funding goes to the students who need extra help. Extracurricular activities are also few and far in between. The large class sizes plus disruptive students and not-so-great teachers make for a bad learning environment. Many students come to dislike the school very much when they leave.


Posted April 28, 2010

There is a great feeling of community at Henry T. Wing...The PTA is second to none..They are highly motivated and always working to plan fun events for the students and their families..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

We have an awesome PTA - they provide a lot of extra events for the students/families to particpate in. Their is definitely a feeling of community. In addition, we have some great teachers and school administrators - dedicated to our students growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Let me get one thing straight, this is the worst school ever. I have not had one day where i was not bullied and the teachers do absolutely nothing to handle it. The school is run poorly, and I walk out every day with a bad attitude from being made fun of. However, most of the teachers are great but the school itself is handled horribly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2010

Aside from the incredible teachers, the school has a close community and parent/teacher/student comraderie. My kids love going to school - that doesn't happen every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The H. T Wing School treats the students, parents and staff as a family. We work as one for the best of the students and the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Wing's the best...best students, best teachers, best staff, best parents, best everything!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I love Henry T Wing School because of the fabulous administrators, the caring and professional staff, and the awesome PTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Amazing school community. We are lucky to be a part of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The teachers are excellent. They are very dedicated to the children both academically and social-emotionally. They really seem to love what they do. The best thing I can say is that my 2 children eagerly go to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Great staff and tons of parent involvement!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love our school because of the amazing faculty. Our kids really matter to them. The school 'community' is amzing as well. We definetly have the best parents around. Everyone is very welcoming. I attended Wing myself and as a parent could not be any happier to have my children attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Great teachers, Great atmosphere and the center of a fantastic community
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students63%
Female79%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female95%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
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%
Female58%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
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 Students79%
Female91%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female33%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 95% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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