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Elias Brookings

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Posted October 19, 2013

The school is currently located in a modular building due to the after effects of a tornado. The school school's principal is very open to innovative ideas that promote learning and a positive school environment. The staff there is also great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2011

The reviews you have are totally outdated- New Principal and tornado damage as of June 1, 2011. Students now housed in temp classrooms in back of school-waiting for repairs. Students and Teachers have come a long way. Discipline is fair and meaningful. ALL students are treated the same except for intense needs and wants of students. Not much in way of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 21, 2009

Teachers dont treat all students the same.All the same rules do not aply to all students. Very unhappy.When theres a conflict with students they go by what other kids say and dont know or seen what happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

There are no strict safety issues. And discipline is always a suspension.They don't even talk to kids to find out the issue. And there is also a lack of extra curricular activities.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
8%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
10%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
8%
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 Students9%
Female14%
Male5%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I9%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students40%
Female50%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I40%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners18%
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 Students18%
Female29%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%

Math

All Students21%
Female14%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners7%
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 Students31%
Female44%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students19%
Female26%
Male14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners18%

Science

All Students18%
Female19%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I18%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 64% 16%
Black 22% 8%
White 8% 67%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 95%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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367 Hancock St
Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: (413) 787-7200

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