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Union Hill School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 35 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2014

Looking for a school for my daughter. Big "thank you" for the former student review here. Just what we expected in Worcester... Spelling and grammar alone are unbelievably awful. Not to mention these test scores... Clearly we will be searching elsewhere.


Posted September 9, 2009

I love this school i've been going there scince kindergarten and i graduated in 2009. These parent's can complane all they want but they have there oppinion and im comfterbale with that. The teacher's are great. The education is on track. i loved it there! Abriana Roman- Former Student
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

I don't feel like the curriculum is up to speed with what they should be learning. My son gets very mediocre work, things that he learned in first and second in grade in a different school, he is now in the 4th grade. I think the staff is ok, but the school looks like a dump.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

My daughter is not receiving sufficient schooling at Union Hill Elementary. Her teacher does not check her class work, nor does she confirm whether or not her homework is complete. Also, when I pick up my daughter early, I notice the teacher has little to no control over the organization of the classroom. Last year there were problems with her teacher s communication skills. The teacher obviously had extremely short patience with children and found it acceptable to raise her voice in frustration from their behavior. I am extremely dissatisfied with this school's teaching administration's performance in my experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

This is a very decent school. I feel that they have been fairly cooperative in my daughters learning. They have a great behavioral program! It's a good place for children with behavioral needs before looking in to alternative schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2003

Union Hill School is a good facility. They have many tutors and such to help their students succeed. They also are very eager to have meetings with the parents to discuss the ways they feel would be struggling points and what couldbe done to benefit the child. Parent/school connections are very important to them.


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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
10%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
10%
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

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students29%
Female38%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I68%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners77%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I29%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners18%
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 Students36%
Female37%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I36%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners29%

Math

All Students37%
Female30%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners30%

Science

All Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners6%
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 Students48%
Female41%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students48%
Female35%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I48%
Students with disabilities25%
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

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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

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
Hispanic 58% 16%
Black 17% 8%
White 11% 67%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 99%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Worcester, MA 01604
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