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Elm Street School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 461 students

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2014:
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Posted May 22, 2014

Everyone is eager to join in and help. Very supportive enviroment and parents are very involved. Parents have high expectations, as they should, which in turn makes for great student involved events, being on top of technology going into the school, meeting the needs of students and teachers and keeping the relationships strong between teachers and parents. They say it can take a village to raise a child and this school is like our village.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2014

My 3 children love this school! I am a PAC officer and involved volunteer. Teachers, staff and families are A+++! The PAC raises and provides funding for outstanding enrichment programming, technology purchases, family events, classroom needs and more. We were grand prize winners of a Play60 grant this year from the NFL and New England Patriots as a Super School with a focus on health, wellness, and fitness. Enrichment programming and family nights tie learning, fun, and curriculum all together. A vibrant and supportive school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

My son was diagnosed with dyslexia in the fall of 2012. The school did additional testing to supplement the information in the neuropsych report. The IEP process has been smooth and the support has been great. I really feel that the support team, classroom teachers and I are on the same page. They have been open to the accommodations we have suggested and are proactive with others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

We are concerned about the large class sizes and math scores. Resources are limited esp. in technology. Nice building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

Elm Street School has emerged as a leading elementary school in Walpole. A fortuitous mix of young and veteran teachers, with a strong principal, and consistent parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

My children are very happy there and enjoy going every morning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great teachers,family oriented,great learning environment and my children love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

Very happy with my daughter's second grade teacher. She improved in all levels and loves going to school. Educators and administrators are very involved and enthusiastic about the kids and the school. Nice building.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female92%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students65%
Female81%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female69%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students77%
Female86%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female69%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
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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How schools in the state rate:

24%
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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 85% 67%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
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 9%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
English
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • "Outstanding Leadership Award" (principal) (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Gardening

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Gardening
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mary Grinavic
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (508) 660-7379

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Gardening
  • Student newspaper
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Johnson Middle School, Walpole, MA
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415 Elm St
Walpole, MA 02081
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