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William Seach Primary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 385 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Myt daughter is a second grader at the Seach and does extremely well. I love that the Seach is teaching 2nd graders how to use an a planner and the purpose of the planner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

The teachers and staff are amazing at Seach. Everyone goes out of their way to make sure each child has a great learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

My daughter just started Seach School as a kindergartner. Seach School is a title 1 school. It is a very ethnically diverse school. We are trying to make Seach the best possible school it can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

I am a parent at William Seach School. I have had three children in this school over the course of 6 years. I have been impressed by the staff and the community at Seach School. This past year we came together as a school to have a walk-a-thon to raise money for a victim in the Boston Marathon bombings. She is a daughter of one of the bus drivers. The children really gained a lot by doing this fundraiser and it made us even closer as a community. I like that it is a very difersified community. It is a great example of what the real world is like and prepares our children for just that. Our school could improve by more parents getting involved in Parent Council.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

Seach school does an awesome job! They get the kids in their formative years and teach the kids great values and give them what they need to survive later in life! The teachers are awesome, they bring out the best in the kids and motivate them! Some very successful people came from Seach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Every year I find the teachers my children have are outstanding. I love the one on one time and if needed extra help a child can receive. We don't give our schools and teachers enough credit. Go Seach!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

the administrative is great with the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I love the teachers, they mean so much to the kids and MOST of them really care genuinly for them. I love that we do so many things fr the kids in and after school. I just wish we could get more parents involved in our childrens lives?? What can we do to make a difference in our kids school activities and be active prents?? I believe this school has such a great atmosphere for kids to play and easy access to get in and out. I hopeHO we do win, we can use this for alot of updating in our school. I wish all well and best o luck. Go Seach!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
40%
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 Students50%
Female59%
Male35%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male65%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I68%
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 Students49%
Female60%
Male39%
African American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male45%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities10%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

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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 61% 68%
Hispanic 15% 15%
Black 12% 8%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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