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Lyndon K-8 School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 44 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2014

Lyndon is a pilot school which means a public school run like a charter school. Lately, school has become more like other public schools and not helping smart kids get smarter. Current emphasis is on getting the bottom moved up a little. The result is this "best of Boston" school is becoming just like all the rest. With severe budget cuts planned for 2014-15, things will only get worse. School will lose $200,000 and 3-4 teachers. That will not help this school stop it's sliding MCAS scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I am very pleased with the Lyndon. It is a great school, great teachers, alot of parent involvement. Over the last few years they have started an afterschool activity program. My daughter (6th grader) is taking African Dancing. She loves it. She is very happy here and I am very happy that she was able to get tnto this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

The Lyndon's strongest area is parental involvement. However, this is not always welcomed by the management team. Parental concerns are not typically addressed. This school is on a nice street in a nice neighborhood. This doesn't make it a 'safe' school. Many incidents that occur at the school are brushed under the rug. This way the management team maintains its position as the 'it' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2004

The Lyndon School exhibits a strong curriculum and posts good results on most standard tests and MCAS. For the most part, teachers are young, vibrant, and engaging of the students. As a pilot school, there is some autonomy from the Boston Public Schools with hiring, budget, etc. The principal leadership is a three member management team which needs more oversight from BPS. They are not highly responsive to parental concerns and do not encourage parental involvement. There are no after school activities - sports, social or otherwise- more do to the managemnt team's style rather than budget constraints or lack of participants. If changes are made in the management structure and parental involvement encouraged, this could be an outstanding school.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
60%
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 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

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 71% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
20%
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 78% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female70%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities39%
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 Students40%
Female44%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students38%
Female42%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners0%
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 Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female51%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female39%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I71%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female61%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I58%
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 Students44%
Female57%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I44%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I26%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students51%
Female58%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female8%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I27%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students17%
Female8%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I17%
Students with disabilities7%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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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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
Hispanic 47% 16%
White 41% 67%
Black 9% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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