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Ralph Talbot

Public | K-4 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted January 25, 2012

Talbot is a place where students are inspired. The staff is more than a staff, they are a team and they are quick to welcome parents and students. My child is most certainly fortunate to attend a school that has struck the balance between rigor and individualized instruction. From Mr. Oates to the youngest kindergartener- Talbot is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Talbot has a highly active Parent Council, with amazingly dedicated teachers, staff and parents. New programs are introduced every year, with great success. Kudos to Talbot for having a great reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

Established Elementary school with a history of outstanding teachers and curriculum. Students who continue to the middle and high schools in weymouth are usually the class officers. High regards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

A simply outstanding school in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

The quality of the academic programs are superior. My son's teacher this year, Mr. Ryan, has made learning fun and interesting. There is a lot of material they need to cover so they work at a fast pace. The entire staff is dedicated and committed to ensuring the students are receiving a good education. They have a great MCAS tutoring program for the fourth grade as well as a musical show each year the students can sign up for after school. The parent council is very active and provides many opportunites for the students and parents to enjoy the school year. We have been very pleased with our experience at Ralph Talbot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

Outstanding teaching and advisory staff! Great building and great learning enviorment! Staff has huge heart and very willin to help!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

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74%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female46%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
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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How schools in the state rate:

24%
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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

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 75% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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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277 Ralph Talbot St
South Weymouth, MA 02190
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Phone: (781) 335-7250

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