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Calvin Coolidge

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Posted June 7, 2013

This is the first year my daughter has attended public school. She was previously in private preschool and I was nervous about her going to public school. I am so glad we sent her to this school. The transition was flawless. The staff are amazing and really bond with all the kids. Her teacher has been incredible, responding to my emails, questions and concerns quickly. The school events have been great too and well organized. The community, other parents and other students have been wonderful too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

The Shrewsbury school system gets a lot of praise and respect that I don't think it deserves. They rely too much off of the standardized tests and pressure kids to meet those expectations. Honestly, for my kid, it is far too stressful how much they pressure them to meet their expectations. My kid is already far ahead of the curve, yet the school wanted her put into extra reading classes so she could "catch up" to the other students. Any parent knows every kid is different, six months difference in age is a long time for a 6 year old. I think it's too much pressure. Let them be kids. The next thing I wanted to mention is the admin. The principal is not appropriate for the job. I don't have the space here to write all my complaints about her unprofessionalism; let me just point out that I know she suspended a special needs child for 2 days. Massachusetts doesn't allow that. The public tax dollars now pays 50k/year to send this child to a private school for special needs kids. Truly I'm not thrilled with Coolidge. It's nice, but not great. I'd rather have my daughter a little more relaxed and enjoying childhood, and have an admin that knows what they're doing.
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Posted October 28, 2009

Great school. Calvin Coolidge has nice teachers and staff. Principal and teachers are very helpful to students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

Very good school ! Nice staff, nice activities and good community ! Principal is very passionate and lucky to have great staff.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
77%

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80%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
81%

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88%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students67%
Female72%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learners40%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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
White 58% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 6%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Florence St
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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