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Albert F. Argenziano School At Lincoln Park

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Posted May 24, 2014

The Argenziano should have a much higher rating, test scores are not everything. There are a huge amount of ESL students at this school who literally will come in not speaking a word of English, so I suspect that contributes to the low scores. It is insane, however, the amount of growth these students make, and often having moved here from really tough circumstances and dealing with tough home lives. The teachers here are really smart, capable, and worldly. The diversity is amazing. The building culture is very sweet and the VP and Principal do a good job. There are also a lot of young parents who are very involved, this is probably the most up and coming school in Somerville. The building itself is very new and pleasant, Smartboards in every room (that I've seen), open areas, lots of light and space for student displays. There are actual fields for kids to play in outside the building instead of just black top. Overall, a very pleasant school!


Posted June 1, 2013

This is a great school with caring teachers, staff and volunteers. There is also an upswing in family participation which is wonderful. Keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

The school has the potential to be a great school it just need more parents to step up and make it happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It's a small-town school in the middle of one of the densest cities in the USA. Great kids and caring staff!


Posted July 16, 2008

Diverse school in a great facility but it lacks much school spirit and parent involvement which is a disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Very diverse school with a nice new building on Washington St. School is K-8. My son's class is burdened by behavior problems.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
15%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students34%
Female50%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students33%
Female45%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%
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 Students39%
Female50%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners16%

Math

All Students48%
Female48%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners15%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners7%

Math

All Students42%
Female48%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian45%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners14%

Science

All Students36%
Female33%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian36%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners0%
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 Students57%
Female61%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female55%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I43%
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%
Female89%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I46%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female67%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female33%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I43%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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
Hispanic 45% 16%
White 31% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 9% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 76%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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290 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 625-6600

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