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Nelson Place

Public | PK-6 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted January 18, 2014

I am not having much luck with this school because there is a serious bully problem in Nelson Place . Is the 4th years of my child suffers bully I don't know what to do . Also racism with black or kids with second idiom . I hope they show some video or the teacher give some reminder in the class to stop my child complain everyday to not go to school I don't know what to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I don't like this school because the teacher do not give much help to my kids and they not offer after school program to kids needs more improve they prefer retain your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

This school has taught my son who is in the first grade how to read ,respect and be curtious to others. iIgive the school a 7 rating out of 10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

I am very happy with this school. My oldest son has attended for 3 years and my middle child is entering his 2nd year. I feel the administration is very willing to work with any concerns we've had as parents. We had a bullying issue and Principal Kelly put a stop to it right away. I think it is very important that parents not only communication with teachers/admin but also follow up with our children/teachers/admin to make sure that if there are issues, they are being resolved. So far so great at Nelson Place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

My daughter has PDD-NOS and transferred to this school from Gates Lane. At first I was nervous, because the program she was entering into was in its first year at Nelson Place. But I am pleased. My daughter's teachers really listened to our input when helping her to participate fully in the classroom. A good first year with, hopefully, more to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

i love my school it is the best i have a very nice teacher and she pushes me hard. I will be a good student in collage and i hope my teacher can see that. I would recomend NPS to other parents who have a kid
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2007

I went to Nelson Place School from Kindergarten until I graduated in 2004. I could not have asked for a better school. When I was there there was a bully there and would sit on my head on the bus and Mr. Kelly put a stop to it the next day. Mr. Kelly has no tolerance for bulling and if you brought it to his attention he would take care of it at ONCE. All you parents that say that school is bad you have not been there for SEVEN YEARS so you probably do not know much about the school. My teachers were excellent. I now attend St. Peter-Marian and almost everyday we talk about the fond memories of NPS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2006

My son is in the fourth grade and has been in this school since K..he is doing wonderful he has learned so much and still learning! I knew when i was pregnant that i wanted him to go to this school, it is as great now as it was when i went here..I love Nelson Place!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted March 4, 2005

I could not ask for a better school for my child to attend. The environment is great..small community, neighborhood feel. Our daughter is in K and she is accelerating at rates we are extremely happy with. Her teacher is top notch! I can't say enough about the school and its teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

The school provides no safety from bullying, a parent should feel that there children are safe,I dont feel that in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

We did not have much luck at this school. Our child was not getting the education she should have. On some days they would watch The Lion King, and color all day. There was almost no homework giving to the children, and some of the children had displayed bad behavior towards the others. We ended up going with school choice and left the Worcester system. We had two other parents from the same class call and inquire about how we changed schools. These two families also ended up leaving Nelson Place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2003

Our son transfered into Nelson Place in the 4th grade after attending Bancroft School. We had a wonderful experience with the school. He graduated and attended Forest Grove last year and was very prepared and successful in his first year of middle school. We loved the small community feeling and that the principal and staff new our son right away. Nelson Place is a terrfic school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2003

There is a serious bully problem at this school that is not dealt with. It appears that it's easier for the staff to turn a blind eye than get involved and change things.


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students58%
Female57%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners31%

Math

All Students64%
Female60%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners85%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners73%

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners45%
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 Students69%
Female84%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
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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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 70% 67%
Hispanic 12% 16%
Black 8% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 32%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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35 Nelson Place
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508) 799-3506

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