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Williamstown Elementary School

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Posted June 8, 2014

I cannot imagine my child having a better experience at any other school. Academics, community, healthy mind/body, and emotional nurturing are strong points. Though, like most American schools, the math program is still finding its way. Nevertheless, I think WES is tops!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2012

Our child was bored and not challenged at WES and when he began to tune out he was labeled as a possible attention deficit disorder. While his 3rd grade teacher was able to make progress with him his 2nd grade and 4th grade teachers were clueless about how to relate to him and blamed him for the problem. The principal (now retired) backed them up and we got no where. The new principal was someone who was very good with our child as the math tutor and perhaps she is making positive changes. WES is fine for many kids, but we're glad we're out f there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

After visiting the school I was very impressed with the building. After a few months of my daughter attending 3rd grade coming from Allendale school in Pittsfield, MA I soon learned that she was far ahead of her classmates at WES in reading, math, spelling, and most other subjects. I am not impressed with this school whatsoever. Even the school lunches do not offer the nutrition they should. Over all I am extremely disappointed with the school and the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2006

WES is a new 'Green' school which integrates my childs learning with actual real world situations. The teachers are motivated and creative, the parents are extremely involved in all aspects of the school, and the community makes a priority to expand our childrens curriculum outside of the school. Art, music, history, and sports are all lavished on our kids. WES is a proactive and very evolving environment!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
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

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female57%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students67%
Female60%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged27%
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

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Female96%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students78%
Female88%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
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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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 81% 67%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 1% 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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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115 Church St
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: (413) 458-5707

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