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Arthur T. Cummings Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted February 23, 2014

When i went here i had absolutely HORRIBLE experience. One of the 3rd grade teachers... was just... SO mean oh god... the flashbacks of the principle dragging me out of my car into the school.... i also remember crying in front of the whole class when one of the teachers yelled at me. I would highly recommend to not let your child go to this school or ANY Winthrop school. And if you decide to let your child go to this school i wish the best of luck for him/her.


Posted August 25, 2010

Teachers were on strike last year and ignored students/parent needs. My phone calls were not returned and my child who needs extra support school year was greatly affected. It was strange seeing teachers together in union format and having the kids ask why they behave that way. I was very dissapointed especially when the teachers know the financial hardships this town has. Most teachers live here. The principal is a realistic, good man and puts the students first when he comes to work. Withou him running that school I would consider going elsewhere ASAP. Part of my childs comments about school was " my teacher is on the cell phone alot and leaves the room to talk". It was not a productive year here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

The Principal Mr. Gill is just awesome. My kid was picked on, and he took it very seriously and put a stop to it right away. He just loves kids, and you can tell. In fact, everyone who works here seems to love kids. It's a great school. My only complaint is about the closing of the science lab, and the larger class sizes, but that's not the school's fault -- that is the fault of the voters in town who will not pass 2 1/2 overrides to find the schools properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2008

This is a beautiful school. My son has a wonderful teacher in the 4th grade. She is understanding, approachable and most of all inspiring. She has creative ways of getting her students involved and interested not only in their studies, but extracurriculum activities as well. The principal at this school is very friendly and approachable as well. He is fair and has listened to me and helped me when I have sought his help. Parents and teachers came together during the most recent MCAS testing period and tried many different ways to decrease anxiety in the students. For that I thank them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

My daughter went to this school for 2 years. Every day of her last week there she would come home and say 'Mom I LOVE this school I don't want to move!' I would feel bad for her because she had so many friends there and now she was going to lose it all. Not that she can make new ones here in Georgia it's that she knows them for 5 years! If your moving to MA I would reccommed you go to Winthrop and let your daughter/son learn at this school. I would totally reccomened this one!
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
63%

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60%

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56%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
39%

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

All Students56%
Female57%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners46%
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%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female39%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities9%
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 90% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
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 34%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Winthrop, MA 02152
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