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Sprague Elementary School

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Posted October 21, 2010

We love this school. I second all the positive reviews. Sprague is a fantastic school and community. Facilities are top-notch (most modern elementary school in town) from technology in the classroom to fully-accessible playground to accomodate students of all abilities. Teachers are passionate about what they do and care about bringing out the best in each student. Principal, teachers and PTO are active and accessible to parents' input. New principal this year (2010-11) is catching his stride but has been fantastic. Parent leadership has provided passion and continuity. Academics are strong, without creating pressure; using best of the modern teaching menthods and catered as much as possible to individual needs. Most notably, the community is welcoming and friendly; there are lots of opportunities to volunteer, get involved, and meet other families. My daughter is here now and LOVES it ... we do, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

Robust learning environment with enthusiastic teachers. Students needing extra help are identified early and given the assistance they need. The facility itself is excellent. Thoughtfully designed and well maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Great principal (although she's retiring at the end of this year, the 06/07 academic year), great teachers, and the building is beautiful. My son has been very happy here-in particular I highly recommend the music program. Good involvement from parents-every parent in my son's class participated in the classroom in some way during the last school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

Great academic program. Loving atmosphere. The children are taught in a happy environment. The principal and teachers are proactive in identifying when children need extra help in reading and math. Outstanding environment for the children to successfully learn and grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

The Sprague School has an awesome principal and staff. They are really in tune with my children. The doors of communication are awesome with constant e-mails and check in's from the teachers. The summer before my son started kindergarten he was invited to come in see his class, meet his teachers, and classmates. This was such a great way to relieve some of the anxiety younger children have with starting school. The School demands openess and diversity and strive for excellence all around.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

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 53% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students75%
Female91%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
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 Students85%
Female92%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female76%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
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%
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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 9% 6%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 8%
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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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401 School St
Wellesley, MA 02482
Phone: (781) 263-1965

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