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Station Avenue Elementary School

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Posted August 25, 2013

The information listed here is incorrect. Peter Crowell is the Principal. The teachers in the school are great. They really love the kids. The worst thing I can say about the school is that they can't keep track of paperwork to save their lives. I've had to re-submit paperwork on multiple occasions in the 5 years my children have been at the school. Other than that, I can't say anything too bad about them. I know of MUCH worse schools in the area that are rated higher than this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2010

This is a community oriented elementary school that has many excellent educators along with a warm and caring staff. My child is eager to learn, feels safe at school and is happy to attend school each day. Even now, during summer break, we are counting down the days until school resumes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

I moved from out of state, and have many friends with kids in public, private, and home schools all over the country. Compared with their experiences, we feel lucky. We've been really impressed with Station Avenue academically, and there seem to be some very good (and kind) teachers at the school. Our son is flourishing there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I am not that impressed at all. We will be going private. School will try to take over your childs life. Way over the top with the negative attitude towards your child.They think all kids should be medicated. Kids are not to be kids. They want adults in the classroom.Its sad that this day and age that are tax dollars are going to schools that really the teachers and the system dont care about your child.Go private or Home school. Your child will be better educated and happier in the long run.
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Posted January 8, 2004

I think the school is a great school and the teachers are the best, in all the grades. I have one child who just completed 6 years there and another child in his 3rd year there.
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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners36%

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners27%
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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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 67%
Hispanic 9% 16%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 39%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

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  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (508) 760-5601

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
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  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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276 Station Ave
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Phone: (508) 760-5600

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