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Hill-Roberts Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 12, 2014

Hill Roberts is a terrible school .was fine but got worst in and out principals, new teachers each year, too much focus on mcas and tons of pressure on the kids. Non-professionalism, needed to speak with teacher regarding my child and issues in the classroom..teacher refused to pick up the phone, actually put my daughter on the phone instead so that she can tell me all was ok. Even secretary said, "oh I thought you were going to speak with the parent". Called 2 days ago, no response whatsoever from the teacher. We've been put on the back burner because the children and families are not of matter I guess. Horrible system, loose ends everywhere! I'm so glad I'm moving due to the school system making it impossible for me to want to stay. My children deserve better. By the way, classroom size are 25+ kids per teacher, not a good way to learn. My daughter has expressed not being able to focus due to too much noise in the class. Poor quality all around. Granted there is that one teacher in the building that really cares but there aren't enough to run a smooth school system. They don't care about the children. Nicer reviews a few years back, as I stated earlier it's just getting worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2014

Have had three principal in the last three years. New teachers as the ones that are there don't last. There is something wrong there. The classrooms are CROWDED. Too much focus on MCAS. Unprofessional on top of all that. They need people who care working with our children. Good luck getting any type of response with them wether you call or go in person, they don't get back to you. RUN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

This school is way too focused on mcas scores. students who are expected to do well on the state tests don't seem to get any attention or encouragement to reach full potential. Gifted kids??? nothing here for them. Special needs kids??? nope, no services for them either unless you fight tooth and nail for them. Attleboro is notorious for denying needed services. There are some amazing teachers, but they are fighting an uphill battle. The administration is terrible. There is a big turnover rate of principals across Attleboro district. September 2013 will bring the third principal in as many years. Seems to be a sign that the culture is bad from the top down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

my children went there the staff were wonderful. They met the needs of each child as a whole, not just taught them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2010

Having switched my children to Hill-Roberts this year, I must admit that I was concerned about how the curriculum would compare to the private school they attended previously. I am SO impressed with Hill-Roberts. The principal is outstanding and the curriculum is both challenging and creative. I look forward to my youngest attending this fall... There is ALWAYS something community oriented going on at the school. I couldn't be happier...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

We moved to Attleboro from Mansfield over a year ago and my son loves Hill Roberts. I am very impressed with his homework and the extra curricular activites as well as the many social activities that they hold during the year. My son is excelling in reading & math and gets challenging homework. The class room sizes are small and the teachers seem wonderful and caring. Hill Roberts has superior security in place and is not so big which makes it more community-like and not quite as confusing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

Hill-Roberts has been the best placement for my son. We moved here last year and the school provided an educational rich and fun learning environment. They have YMCA programs, after school enrichment, and many school activities. I have a 3 year old daughter who I am excited to have at Hill-Roberts soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

A school that is so singularly focused on MCAS scores that they neglect the core educational needs. They are so concerned about their MCAS scores they attempt to retain children from entering the 3rd grade until they are able to score well. The school does not provide extra-curricular activities or performances to demonstrate the child's learned skills or to give an opportunity for the child to shine. This is the first elementary school I have seen that has never invited parents to a 'show' or had a father/daughter or mother/son event or similar parent/child activity to build self esteem. Over the years, my children (multiple ages) have been in 4 different school districts and Attleboro is by far the least advantageous for my children. It has a distracting open class room environment (4 classes together w/ only a book case to separate).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

Having 1 daughter in 1st grade, I have found this school to be FANTASTIC. The teachers and staff truly care. Music, Art, Gym, Computer, Library facilities and more are available to every child. The PTO is sure that all parents have the opportunity to be as involved as they want. You receive calendars with extra curricular activities throughout the year that draw the children in and incorporate school and civic involvement. Cultural diversity is accepted and the children are allowed to express themselves without fear of admonishment. I would give this school an A+.
—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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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85%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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41%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

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

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
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%
Female75%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
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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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 79% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 2% 8%
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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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South Attleboro, MA 02703
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