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Lynnhurst Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 279 students

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Posted March 21, 2014

I have a son in kindergarden and he loves it. I give it 4 stars for one reason.His teacher is amazing.Mrs Vargas really cares for her students.My son is learning alot.The building itself is small and old but I think its the quality of the teachers that are important.So far I am very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2013

When I attended school there, I was not enrolled in the correct grade and was refused the right to be placed into the correct class. Bullying was a raging problem on the playgrounds and in the classroom. The overall classwork wasn't on par with what it should have been, and the principal at the time had no idea what she was doing. The teachers were kind, but needed better training. Homeschooling was a much better route, and I really wish that I'd stuck with it.


Posted September 28, 2010

Nicholas DiVola goes there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

the teachers are caring and it has strong support from the parents


Posted April 7, 2010

as a mother of two special needs students I will tell anyone thinking of moving here don't. The schools are in horrible condition, the classrooms are over crowded and the teachers are really lacking in any funds. The school system itself is so horrible you have to pull teeth to get any services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

classroom modifications lack. teachers need more special education training. also better parent communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

The Lynnhurst School is such a great community. The teachers and parents give 110% of themselves to make this a great learning enviroment and wonderful place .
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students61%
Female79%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female91%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
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 Students35%
Female45%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female32%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
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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 87% 67%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 8%
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 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Lori A. Gallivan
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (781) 233-9420

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
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Saugus, MA 01906
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