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Canterbury Street Computer-Based Magnet School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 34 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2010

I totally agree. my son was threatened last year by a classmate. He skipped afterschool and they didn't notify me until 430 (school ends at 150) this year i am changing his school. Parents be careful. the principal and school councelor mr. fountain or what ever his name is is not good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

My son has been going to this school for the past 2 years going on 3. this is the worse school ever, they don't check who you are when you pick them up, they are very rude, if a child needs help because of his behavior or his focusing they do not help, you have to look for help somewhere else. They only call/write to the parent when the kid gives them a hard time. if it were for me... i'd change him from school, unfortunately we live a couple of blocks from the school. there is no communication with parent and teacher and when there is its just to talk about the negatives of the child. this school is not recomended by me.. a proud parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

This is my son's second year at Canterbury and I'm not so sure this school was a good choice. I have been having alot of problems with bullying. I find a big lack of communication when trying to resolve these problems. I'm also very disappointed with the lack of action being taken by the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

This is my daughter's third year at Canterbury & I am not happy at all. I'm seriously thinking about other options for my daughter's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

I have gone to Canterbury myself as a struggling child and have been that way for a long time, but never felt less special then other kids in school; at that time. I applaud the loving teachers of Canterbury that are still there today.Not only their are there to build knowledges, but confidences as well. Thank You!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 13, 2004

My three children attended Canterbury Street School until the new 2004 School year started in August. My two older children attended Canterbury for five years and I have no complaints at all. My son had been struggling in certain areas and Canterbury made sure he received the help he needed. I had to transfer my children to the Accelerated Learning Laboratory and I have to say I am not as impressed with this school. I am in the process fighting to get my son the extra help he needs in math so he does not fail because the ALL school does not feel he need it . All of the staff at Canterbury are like one big family and they care about the students. I would recommend Canterbury Street School as one of Worcester Number one schools. The hardest decision I had to make was tranfering them from Canterbury.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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24%

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28%

2011

 
 
22%

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35%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
16%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students24%
Female35%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners17%

Math

All Students21%
Female31%
Male7%
African Americann/a
Asian46%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners11%
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 Students31%
Female41%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners34%

Math

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners30%
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 Students32%
Female27%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I32%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners24%

Math

All Students39%
Female27%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners30%

Science

All Students19%
Female18%
Male20%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners12%
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 Students23%
Female29%
Male17%
African Americann/a
Asian42%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students28%
Female32%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners19%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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 Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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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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
Hispanic 51% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
White 19% 67%
Black 8% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 94%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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129 Canterbury St
Worcester, MA 01603
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