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Joseph Demello

Public | 1-5 & ungraded | 433 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2014

I love DeMello and Cushman schools! Great teachers, great kids all nestled in this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

I found many of my child's teachers to be over reliant on keeping children back. I couldn't believe how many children were kept back who were actually passing students just to raise MCAS scores. They don't have a good inschool tutor to help children who are behind and the class size seems overwhelming for many of the teachers. The principal is head of two school and barely moderates one. I am a very proactive parent and if I wasn't my child would have slipped through the cracks thanks to this school. Very disappointing and the reason we're moving out of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

Out of all of the public elementary schools in Dartmouth, this is by far the smallest with much more individualized attention per student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

The teachers here who actually help kids with questions and don't yell it to them are very narrow. I'm not saying all of them are tough, there are a few God-sent teachers in the school. At lunch they yell to the kids to give them '5'. Omg, let them eat their lunches. its the only time they get to talk and they act like they are in boot camp! The nurse, office, and principal all im going to say is id rate them at two star out of five. One good thing the school does is go on fun field trips and pay theater groups to come to the school and put on plays for the kids. I hope the school improves a lot more than when I visited it.


Posted November 22, 2008

They are looking to move the special education students out of the school which is a loss for the students and the entire school. This is why I voted unsatisfacory. As a parent of a child with handicapps I think they should be allowed to stay in their school not be shipped out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Education is fun and the kids love learning at this school. The teachers are great here and are very involved with the parents. Sports and art are a big part of the school also including field day. Parents seem to be very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

The school have 3 teachers in each grade exsept kindergardan the niced teachers in the world. the best teacher in the school is 4th grade teacher Mrs. Correia.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

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 65% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

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

All Students67%
Female68%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
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 Students82%
Female77%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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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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 93% 67%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 16%
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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654 Dartmouth St
South Dartmouth, MA 02748
Phone: (508) 996-6750

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