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Jacob Hiatt Magnet

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 479 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2011

I grew up in Worcester and attended Jacob Hiatt all the way through 6th grade in 2000. It was a fantastic school, the teachers and staff were phenomenal. I recently graduated from the University of Washington with two degrees, in mathematics and economics, and know that this was all possible because of the solid foundation I received from Jacob Hiatt. P.S. Special Thank You to Mr. Friend, Mrs. Tony, and Mrs. Murray for being some of the best teachers I have ever had.


Posted July 15, 2011

I attended Jacob Hiatt Magnet from kindergarten untill the 4th grade, and I have to say that I absolutely hated it. I was one of the few minorites at that school at the time and I was always being scolded and yelled at by the teachers, the principal, and the vice principal for uneccesary reasons. It was not just me who got yelled at like that either. I knew just about all of the other minorities in thaht school and the same thing happened to them as well. There were few teachers of mine that were genuinely interested in my learning and did not yell at me outside of classroom slip-ups. They were extremely racists. My expeirences at this school were terrible.


Posted March 19, 2009

As a former student, I can honestly say that it is a great school for parents that are looking for their child to be more disciplined. The students at Jacob Hiatt are mostly well educated and help their fellow classmates out when they need help. Others, you should stay away from, they are the kind that can get you in trouble. The staff at J.H.M.S. are very loyal to his/her students and help them whenever they can. They can be very reasonable when they want to, I am proud to be at this school, though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2007

My son just completed his Kindergarten year and I strongly believe he has had the best foundation at jacob Hiatt. He is well above-average. I'm very happy they accepted him at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

My son is being promoted on Monday 6/19/06. I can not be any happier than the way he has grown and been educated at Jacob Hiatt Magnet School. There was never a time when I did not have access to one of his teachers if I needed a question answered. Truly a great public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

As a former student at Jacob Hiatt I could tell you almost anything about it. I can tell you that the environment is safe and friendly for learning children. I can also tell you that the teachers are great and that they are there for each and every student. I was proud to be enrolled in that school as a child and I am still proud to have my child enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

I am a former student of this school. I had a lot of friends from other schools in the city and I can honestly say that this school is of the best quality among all the other city schools. It is a friendly and fun learning environment. The teachers pay close attention to each student individually and give them the help they need. The staff and students have a realtionship that goes beyond just teaching and that makes the school environment a very comfortable place to be which helps tremendously in the acedemic performance of a student.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

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

All Students42%
Female52%
Male28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners33%

Math

All Students53%
Female58%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students42%
Female46%
Male40%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%

Math

All Students24%
Female17%
Male30%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male62%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners47%

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male55%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners34%

Science

All Students39%
Female24%
Male55%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners13%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male80%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female32%
Male65%
African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I47%
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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24%
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50%
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26%
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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 50% 16%
White 21% 67%
Black 19% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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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772 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 799-3601

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