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Northeast Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 474 students

 
 

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Posted November 2, 2011

Beautiful school. Wonderful principal. Very supportive environment. My older son went here from Grade 2-5 and now my little one is in Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

great school, quiet location away from city pollutants, very safe... they have a very strict 'no bullying' rule so all the kids learn to respect each other. Building is new, clean and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

Our two children have been at Northeast School for six years now, and we are extremely pleased with their experience. The teachers have been excellent for the most part, and the principal and her team work to make this school the best in the district. Several families we have met during our time at Northeast sent their children here despite living closer to a different elementary school. There is good support for both advanced and special needs kids, as well as a strong program for English learners. They work hard to integrate children who are still learning English into the regular rhythm of school, both socially and educationally, which I appreciate. One of my daughter's best friends in school was a girl whom she was originally partnered with to help the girl practice her English. Overall, Northeast creates a safe, welcoming environment for a child's entry into learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

My daughter is only in Kindergarten, but she loves it, and loves her teacher. She has music, art, gym, drama and library/media center time every week. The school also offers great extracurricular programs for families, sponsored by the school or the PTO. She is happy and safe there, and looking forward to first grade. Though the MCAS scores and AYP are less than stellar, the school is poised to address the problems. Notices come home in English and Spanish, there are many opportunities for parents to volunteer, and the community spirit of the school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

Very nice school. Brand new building. Great computar lab and Jim. New library. Built in Y after school program and good parent-teacher interaction.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students62%
Female59%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
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%
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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 62% 67%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 7% 8%
Two or more races 1% 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 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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