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Frederick Harris

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Posted June 28, 2013

Mrs. Bates who works in the office should not have a job working with human beings. The school should have fired her years ago for her disrespect of chilren and their parents. Mrs. Bates aside, the teachers and principal are wonderful and really do care about the children and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

My child attends pre-school here. It seems to me they don't teach him anything at this school. It's like dropping your child off at an 11yr old girls house to babysit each day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

Mrs. Bates, the secretary in the front office is rude, condescending and sarcastic. I've yet to have a pleasant business transaction with her. I will be taking the necessary actions to complain. It's so sad that in this economy that someone will fulfill her job requirements wit due response, kindness and regard to all. It's foolish to be expected to settle for someones unmerrited disregard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

Harris School is an awesome school. Teachers are dedicated and work hard to help students achieve academic success. Students are eager to attend school because they feel a sense of belonging and are willing to learn new skills. The Principal is also a strong leader. She's able to manage parent, staff and students' interactions is a suitable and professional way. The academic currriculum is challenged through high expectations, differentiated instruction, data analysis and grade level curriculum planning. Harris School is creating life-long learners!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

My son attends this school and he loves it, the teachers are great, young and active. My son needed special services last year and the school was very accomodating and supportive. There is also great activities for the kids and families. The only negative is that the principal does not have a good bed side manner, though she gets everything for the school, last year she sat next to me and my husband at my sons IEP and did not say hello to us and left abruptly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2008

I DONT agree with the rating of this school by the website. I have had a child go through this school, and one still attends and it is a great place. The teachers really care for the students. There are a lot of yong teachers, but I condiser this a good thing because they really 'get' the kids. Thy are also energetic and offer so much for the kids. The school has lots to offer especially the older kids. Studnet council and field day, trips to forest park and drama. I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners27%

Math

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learners63%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male35%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students52%
Female43%
Male57%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners70%
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 Students44%
Female51%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners14%

Math

All Students66%
Female74%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I66%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners28%

Science

All Students32%
Female40%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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 50% 16%
White 26% 67%
Black 17% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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 78%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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