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Gates Lane

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 84 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2012

I am now in eighth grade and I used to attend this elementary school. I loved it there. For the most part they had great teachers thats really helped me grow. When I was there I was in a reading class and I loved the teacher. I miss most of the other teachers that have left like the art teacher, gym teacher, music teacher, and my first, second, and sixth grade teachers.


Posted May 6, 2010

Gates Lane is a great place for kids to learn and grow. The scool environment is great and my little one is very excited about learning and being a part of the school community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love Gates Lane School because of the staff/teachers/ IA's and principal will go out of their way to ensure the proper education and safety for the children of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2010

Both of my children attend Gates Lane School. One of my children is in the Sail Program for Autism. He has been there since preK and is now in 2nd grade, this being his best year ever! the school offers a variety of programs to the general population of students and an excellent program for children with Special Needs. As with most schools, they do not have the resources they need to ensure there are no loop holes in their methodology but it isn't without great effort that they try to make up for the shortage. My daughter is very happy there and is learning on a higher grade level. My son faces serious anxiety issues due to the enormity of the school, however, the staff has been tremendous in meeting his unique needs and is always willing to make accommodations, even if the requests are out of the ordinary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

My son has ASD and came to Gates Lane as a pre-schooler. He is now entering 2nd grade and is doing so well. I'm very greatful for the work they've done. THANK YOU!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2008

sail program wonderful for children with ASD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Well this school has done and exceptional job working with my child in the IEP program as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My child is in first grade at this school and I pesonaly love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

I Cristina say that Gates Lane School is the best school a kid can have. It has a lunchroom.A great art teacher who is very funny but strict when a kid is bad.It has a music teacher that sings like theres no tommorow.A health teacher who tells us some interesting facts.A Jim teacher who knows some great games.And I'm sure your child will find a friend that fits in with the games they play,the stuff they eat,and what they enjoy together as friends.So please let your girl or boy go to Gates Lanes School and be happy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2005

My son is in the 1st grade Sails program at Gates Lane. He is autistic. I can tell you from experience that Gates Lane is the best school in Worcester currently that offers an intensive IEP for Autism. They are doing an awesome job. On a whole the school is doing an AWESOME job.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students25%
Female48%
Male16%
African Americann/a
Asian27%
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners21%

Math

All Students48%
Female52%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian54%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners44%
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 Students45%
Female61%
Male40%
African American33%
Asian75%
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities10%
English language learners37%

Math

All Students41%
Female55%
Male37%
African American16%
Asian75%
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners41%
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%
Female66%
Male46%
African American38%
Asian88%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners40%

Math

All Students39%
Female42%
Male37%
African American19%
Asian89%
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners27%

Science

All Students49%
Female54%
Male46%
African American38%
Asian76%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners40%
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%
Female57%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students42%
Female38%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian40%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners20%
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

Above average


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 37% 67%
Hispanic 29% 16%
Black 15% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Two or more races 6% 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 68%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1238 Main St
Worcester, MA 01603
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