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Country Elementary School

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Posted November 23, 2010

I was disappointed in Country School. My son is very advanced but I didn't feel like the school did anything to challenge him. The teachers were nice, but seemed very mediocre. We pulled him and put him in a private school where he is more adequately challenged.
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Posted February 21, 2009

I was disappointed in Country School. My son is very advanced but I didn't feel like the school did anything to challenge him. The teachers were nice, but seemed very mediocre. We pulled him and put him in a private school where he is more adequately challenged.
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Posted February 1, 2009

My child attended this school for four years and I can attest that it is first rate! The faculty is a close knit group of professionals who focus on the whole child. There is a culture at this school that is unique within the Weston school system. Teachers seem happy and parents feel confident that their children's needs are being met. There really is no other comporable choice in Weston unless you opt for private school. Request this school early on before your child is of K age. The principal is reasonale and has respect for the community. His focus is always what is best for the child.
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Posted February 1, 2009

My child attended this school for four years and I can attest that it is first rate! The faculty is a close knit group of professionals who focus on the whole child. There is a culture at this school that is unique within the Weston school system. Teachers seem happy and parents feel confident that their children's needs are being met. There really is no other comparable choice in Weston unless you opt for private school. Request this school early on before your child is of K age. The principal is reasonale and has respect for the community. His focus is always what is best for the child.
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Posted September 22, 2008

Clearly the better of the two early elementary schools in Weston. A fair, though not a very dynamic Principal. Excellent, superior, enthusiastic teachers! They make the school what it is!
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 7% 8%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Weston, MA 02493
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