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Arthur D. Healey School

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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

Our son went to the Healey for four years during a period of significant turmoil. The school administration eliminated the Choice Magnet Program while he was there, forcing a "unification" of the magnet school with the neighborhood school. While the goal was noble, the implementation was very sudden and awkward, and many good parents pulled their kids out of the school. At the same time, the principal changed essentially every year. In the end, I think the place has settled down somewhat. I appreciated the diversity and the building itself, which is very nice. But educationally my kid was not challenged to his full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

The Healey School has the most dedicated and active parent populations in the CIty, which has helped the school tremendously despite a lack of consistent leadership over the past 10 years. While many teachers and families have left over the last few years, those who have remained are a tight-knit community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

The Healey School is a diverse urban school that values the arts, community involvement, and off-site learning. Grades 4-8 participate in offsite, overnight learning, including Nature's Classroom and educational experiences in New York CIty and Washington, D.C.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

I am very excited about the core values that the school is updating the curriculum to embody: expecting excellence from oneself, reading comprehension, arts integrated into learning, thematic project based learning, and service projects. As a community, we want our children to be prepared to be good citizens and leaders in today's world. There is a lot available on the school website which is very transparent the curricular and learning environment goals. The unification process to combine different "schools within a school" into an integrated Healey has been exciting and productive opportunity for teachers, administration, students and parents voices to be heard. I think this school is poised to become a real star in our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

Parents of the Choice program are very active at this school. They have created a website for it at: http://www.thechoiceprogram.org
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I visited the afterschool programs with Groundworks Somerville and saw the Healey students excited to paint, draw, play basketball, do homework and socialize in a huge bright cafeteria. Very nice group of youth, diverse, smart and quick. The wall mural was designed by the youth and features countrys produce and portraits


Posted June 18, 2006

The Healey School is such a wonderful place for children to learn and enjoy the school experience. I especially love the Choice program which promotes hands on learning and high parent involvment.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
22%

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 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%

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

All Students39%
Female28%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female40%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities33%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male48%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students28%
Female20%
Male40%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students38%
Female45%
Male32%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female32%
Male38%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students23%
Female26%
Male22%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female65%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students60%
Female79%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female50%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I43%
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

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female58%
Male71%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female35%
Male45%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female19%
Male36%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I28%
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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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 41% 67%
Hispanic 37% 16%
Black 15% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 67%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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