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Oaklandvale Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 230 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2009

I think all the parents in this school need to wake up... It is so clicky and unless you are in the click Dr. Stanton will not hear you. Maybe that is why that is the only elementry school that is failing... There is no disiciple for the kids I guess if you only care about sitting arounf the playground talking in a circle then maybe it doesn't bother you. Hopefully the new Super in town sees it too, maybe thats why its the only elementry school with the extended day on its agenda...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My sons have been attending this school for four years. The principal isn't very helpful however the teachers are. Teachers are also very devoted and caring. They received new curriculum in almost all areas (2008) and most classrooms have a smartboard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

i feel this school only doing the minimum to teach the kids..there's no challenge at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

the school lacks in everything, poor leadership, strong direction and money seems to dissappear. Someone felt painting the front office was a higher priority than creating a real library space. Parents are allowed to Sub, with no degree or formal teaching in educating and our children get to play bingo when a teacher takes time off. The MCAS is shoved down our childrens throats with no thought to the mental welfare and pressure this places on them. If the school focused on teaching our children all year they would pass the MCAS without all the prepping, which is cheating.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

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

All Students57%
Female56%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female52%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
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 Students45%
Female70%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female80%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
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 Students49%
Female57%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female62%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female44%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
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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50%
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Math growth at this school

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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 80% 68%
Asian 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 15%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 3% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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