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Hunnewell Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 302 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 19, 2014

Hunnewell is a wonderful school, with a fabulous principal and amazing staff. There are some fabulous teachers here who are truly dedicated to the children. There is also an exceptional parent community at this school. They are very involved and eager to meet and welcome new families who move in. It is a very friendly and encouraging environment for learning. We are very happy at Hunnewell overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

My child attended this school from K-3. Had a horrible time. Was treated poorly by teachers as well as other students. The special ed services in this school are horrendous. I took my child out and went to private school. I'd rather pay directly to get a school that I know truly cares for my child as a person and as a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2011

Perhaps the other reviewers expectations were low but ours were actually pretty simple: treat our daughter with respect, treat us with respect and provide an environment in which she could learn to love learning. Instead, her kindergarten class was a good portrait of what happens when a teacher stays in one place for way too long. (in this case 18 years). Examples: It was clear from the start that the teacher played favorites and if a child wasn't her favorite whatever was going wrong in the classroom was the fault of the child. The attention to individuals was poor. The way the classroom was run was rigid with no flexibility for individuals. While the students were supposedly learning to read, after my daughter moved to another school we figured out that she actually never learned - she is good at mimicking and that's how she was getting by. Finally, the teacher, whom we were trusting to teach the basics of reading and writing to our child, was a poor speller. I started to feel sorry for her - however remembered she had access to spellcheck.. I have always been a strong advocate of public education. This experience made me seriously question why we fund what we fund.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2010

Hunnewell is a very warm and caring school. Not only are the teachers excellent but the parents are all very supportive of each other and the children. New families are welcomed with open arms. Being close to town is fun for the kids as they can walk to get pizza or ice cream after school once they're old enough. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

Hunnewell is an excellent school with a committed principal, outstanding teachers, and a very involved parent base. Two of my children currently attend Hunnewell and the third will soon. The close proximity to the Wellesley library is a huge plus as is the short walk to town. Parents in general are very active but there's no pressure to be over-involved. When one of my son's had some difficulty last year, his teacher went above and beyond the scope of her job description to make sure he was learning and that we had a workable plan for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

I think Hunnewell should get 5 stars! My girl/boy twins are entering Sophomore year at WHS and they graduated from Hunnewell Scholl in 5th grade and it was a fabulous experience. The teachers,staff and parents at the school are all totally committed to the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female81%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities90%
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 Students79%
Female97%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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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50%
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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

Above 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 87% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 3% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
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 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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