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Thorndyke Road

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 338 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

The school is very well run, academics are excellent and the teachers work closely with parents to keep them informed. The school takes a very active approach towards bullying as well. The principal can often be seen on the playground interacting with the children, and eve secretary and nurse are wonderful to work with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2012

My child has attended this school for a couple years now. I did much research on elementary schools in the area back when she started Kindergarten, and at that time, Thorndyke Rd. was one of the top schools in the city. I have no say, I am not impressed. They have issues with parent involvement - for good reason. I participate as much as I can, but it's a little intimidating when the PTG runs the show - they're everywhere, and they're very "clique-y". It appears as if they're the only parents that matter around there. Promises are not kept, action is not often taken, and the teachers we've had experience with have not been so wonderful for one reason or another. The drop-off and pick-up situation is a nightmare, and there is no parking anywhere. The vice principal is rude and downright frightening. On the bright side? The secretary in the office and the nurse are absolutely wonderful. =]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

It's absolutely a wonderful school. My eight year old daughter just love it. The teachers are just great! Very professional. They show you they care about your child's education, and are always there when you need them.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female50%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners27%

Math

All Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners34%
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 Students41%
Female50%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%

Math

All Students51%
Female59%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners16%

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners25%

Science

All Students38%
Female32%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners8%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female93%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I84%
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

Above average

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 59% 67%
Hispanic 28% 16%
Black 7% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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30 Thorndyke Rd
Worcester, MA 01606
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