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Posted March 17, 2014

my sons comes frome school with a haedake and his eyes red a complains about his teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2013

if I could give it a 5 and a half I would because some teachers take it hard on kids


Posted October 10, 2009

I love Kensington Avenue School because of the homey atmosphere, wonderful kids, and caring adults. The students are polite, considerate, and show respect in a variety of ways. For instance, when walking through the halls, the students will give 'a wink and a ' or be more thatn willing to hold the door open for the next person in line. They are constantly striving to meet (or exceed) the standard while simultaneously engaging in fun hands-on activities. I am proud to be a member of the staff at Kensington Ave. School and truly enjoy going to work each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Kensington Avenue School is a PYP IB school and is schoolwide responsive classrooms. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Kensington Ave. School has a tremendous staff of dedicated teachers. The whole school is responsive classroom and the atmosphere is one of quiet, repectful and engaged learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2004

This school is extremely attentive to the students needs. There are several programs to keep the children focused. The teachers are extremely devoted. There are several programs available to keep children occupied, into school and proud of themselves. Although the numbers on this website may not look impressive I have to say this school is wonderful as a whole! My children have all passed the MCAS and one even received higher then normal scores which were congratulated by the superintendant of schools. I am so proud of this school and especially Ms Nollee as she is a beautiful person for the children to have. Thank you
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
11%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students19%
Female16%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners14%

Math

All Students48%
Female37%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners21%
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 Students30%
Female41%
Male13%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%

Math

All Students26%
Female36%
Male13%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners29%
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 Students42%
Female53%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners0%

Math

All Students51%
Female58%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners30%

Science

All Students45%
Female42%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners20%
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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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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.

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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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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

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
Hispanic 67% 16%
Black 16% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
White 5% 67%
Two or more races 2% 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 95%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Performance stage
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (413) 787-7374

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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31 Kensington Ave
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: (413) 787-7522

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