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H H Galligan

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Posted April 14, 2006

Galligan is a wonderful school. I attended galligan twenty years ago and now my daughter is in kindergarten there. When she began school there I was very nervous, The school was not one of the best schools I had attended, but alot has changed the principal Mrs. Henderson is very caring and knows all of the students by name. There have been many oppurtunities for the families of the students to participate in school activities. The kindergarten staff is wonderful, I am very impressed with the skills my child has been able aquire in such a short period of time. She actually loves going to school.
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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
79%

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

All Students38%
Female44%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I75%
Students with disabilities40%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 53% 67%
Hispanic 22% 16%
Black 15% 8%
Two or more races 7% 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 75%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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