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Clark Street Developmental Learning School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 26 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2011

Unfortunately as a parent I feel that the school has gone down hill since the Principal Mrs. Morse was transferred. My son used to love his school as he called it and now he has lost so much interest. I have also experienced being ignored when an issue came up with a child trying to bully my son and had to take matters into my own hands by speaking to the child directly myself. I feel that a Principal as well as an Assistant Principal should work together instead of redirecting a parent to the front desk especially when it involves bullying. For this reason I have pulled my child from the school and have transferred him to one of the best schools in Worcester Ma and that would be Norrback School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

good school and great teachers, not thrilled with change of administration. is school choice available?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

One of the best school around with very active parents in the PTO. Also, very strong academically. A great place to send your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

A highly spirited and rigorous school that maintains excellent academics balanced with extras and fun creating happy children. It s a model for all city schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

I graduated from this school 2 years ago and i was very well prepared for the next level of education. the teachers are wonderful the principal is willing to do anything to improve the school and all the extra activities kept me busy but they were fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2008

This school is one of a kind- rigorous classes, exceptional staff,principal and fantastic kids-what an opportunity for your child. It is the best around ask anyone who comes here-we love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My children have been going to Clark for 1 1/2 years now - my regret is that I didn't get them into this school earlier. Mrs. Morse (the principal) is a very dedicated and caring person. She has made our children's transition wonderful. I am so greatful for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

Our daughter is currently attending Clark St. Elementary. Althoguh dangerously underfunded, the school is under competent leadership, and I would recommend it to any families in the community looking for a school where their children will receive a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2004

My daughter attended Clark St. School from grades K-5. This school, administration, and its faculty are gems. The teaching staff is both compassionate and skilled in helping students to achieve. Mrs. Johnson is a superb principal who expects nothing less than a quality job from her staff, and stands up to the challenge of delivering an excellent atmosphere both scholastically and emotionally for the students. Clark Street is definitely one of Worcester's best kept secrets.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners31%

Math

All Students45%
Female53%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners36%
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 Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students21%
Female16%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I21%
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 Students61%
Female63%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I61%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners45%

Math

All Students38%
Female41%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners18%

Science

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners27%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners43%

Math

All Students55%
Female43%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learners21%
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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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
Hispanic 41% 16%
White 34% 67%
Black 17% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 64%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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280 Clark St
Worcester, MA 01606
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