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Molly Stark School

Public | K-5 | 381 students

 

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Posted September 8, 2014

this school was terrible my son was there for kindergarten and was getting beaten up on the playground where no teacher seemed to be able to see what was going on. He told me they were all sitting around talking during recess. he was scared to go to school and would come home crying and not even know why he was crying. He was stressed out and I had talks and emails with his teacher and the principal and nothing was really being solved so we took him out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

This school has a dedicated teaching community that battles social issues everyday in their classrooms. Children who come from challenging home situations with enormous behavioral and emotional issues are enrolled at every grade level. parent participation at events held through the school year is modest at best and some events generate almost no parent participation. The school has a large cafeteria and has some of the nices, best-equipped playgrounds in the area. There is a dental clinic at the school. This school works very hard to meet the many many needs of its' students.


Posted April 26, 2009

Very behind the times in teaching. They are trying though. Note: the school can't even afford to have a place for the kids to eat their lunches. They have to eat in their classrooms. Pretty sad Vermont. When we confronted them they said the board is thinking about it. But it may be 5-10 years before this happens. It took 15 years for them to finally build a new junior high school and alot of pressure from the parents. My daughters teacher is good, although my daughter feels lost in the teaching. We came from another school prior to this year (in a diff state) where she had no learning issues. Vermont schould really get on board with educting their kids.
—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.

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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.
Math

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female42%
Male52%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students54%
Female50%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities55%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students47%
Female45%
Male49%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%

Writing

All Students31%
Female33%
Male28%
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)31%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English31%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant31%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bennington, VT 05201
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