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Sunderland Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 20 students

 

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Posted June 13, 2014

Great programs for kids who are struggling, no plan at all for kids who are academically advanced. My child's teacher this year was lazy. She assigned project after time-consuming project composed of busy-work, with no academic merit. Coloring pre-printed posters is not educational, and a complete waste of time past first grade. This was a class considerably beyond first grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It is the only elementary school in the town and they have a very good curricululm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

I have had four children in Sunderland Elementary, and we have always been very pleased. There are always going to be teachers that don't feel like a great for your child, when that situation has come up I have usually been able to request another teacher. I can't say enough positive things about our experience at Sunderland Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I have had three children in this school, and I can't say enough good things about it. The teachers and staff have always provided a wonderful learning environment for all of my children. I have always been very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

this is the best school around i went to it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2004

My son is presently in 1st grade. He has a teacher who accomodates the individual needs of the student whether they are struggling or excelling. This is seen in many of the classrooms. Coupled with strong community involvement, this school is superior. We are moving and can only hope to find a school of equal strength. Any child who can attend Sunderland Elementary School will get a fantastic education! (April 2004)
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%
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 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female45%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
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 Students93%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students87%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
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 Students84%
Femalen/a
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
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

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24%
of schools in the state are Below average
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Black 3% 8%
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 27%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Swampfield Dr
Sunderland, MA 01375
Phone: (413) 665-1151

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