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John H Duval

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 585 students

 

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Posted August 31, 2013

Both of my children attend Duval Elementary. I cannot say enough about the dedication of the teachers and the staff. Parent involvement is also extremely impressive. As a real estate agent, I see many houses in surrounding communities; I wouldn't choose for my children to attend another school or to live anyplace else. The education my two boys receive is top notch. They are well-supported when needed, pushed to achieve, and are - most importantly - happy with the environment in which they learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2013

The Duval school is great. We love all of the teachers and staff. They are very informative and quick to get information out to parents. I have two children at Duval and I feel that they are being taught by some great teachers. Our daughter went to a different school before Duval and we can see a huge difference since we changed schools. They take the time to help the kids learn and they focus on a weakness and make it a strength. Again, we are thrilled that our kids are learning at such a great school like Duval Elementary.
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Posted August 31, 2013

From the day my daughter entered Duval as a Kindergartener, she has felt welcome, loved, and accepted! From the administrators, to the teachers, to the support staff, I know they are all there because they want to make a difference in children's lives. My daughter is challenged academically and has thrived socially. A great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I am a product of the Lexington schools and my older children from my first marriage attended schools in Needham and Newton, graduating from Newton North. I rate the Duval Elementary school on a par with the schools in those towns. The involvement and enthusiasm of the teachers here is unsurpassed. The parental and community involvement, probably due to our small town environment, is, in my opinion, even greater than in the other communities that I mentioned.
—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.

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students61%
Female58%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female66%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students63%
Female72%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female79%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students48%
Female51%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
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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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
White 94% 68%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
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 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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