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2017 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
GEORGE F. WILLETT (02200075)
Norwood Public School District (02200000) 100 Westover Parkway PO Box 67, Norwood, MA 02062
Carolyn Robbins, Principal Phone: 781.762.6805
Grades Served: PK,K Website: http://www.norwood.k12.ma.us/willett

Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. This report card overview answers important questions about our school's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the school's principal or visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.



How is our school doing overall?
Accountability and assistance levels
Our school
Insufficient data
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Our district
Levell
Students in grades 3-8 participated in 2017 Next Generation MCAS tests

Most schools are assigned a level from 1-5, with those meeting their proficiency gap-narrowing goals in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Levels 4 and 5. A district is typically assigned a level based on the level of its lowest performing school. Placing schools and districts into levels helps districts know which schools need more support, and helps the state know which districts need the most assistance. More information is available here: http://www.doe.mass.edu/accountability/

School percentile

School percentiles (1-99) indicate how a school is performing overall compared to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school's percentile is below.

Percentile
Lowest performingHighest performing

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All students-
High needs students-
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilities
English language learners & former ELLs



How does our school's achievement over time compare to the district and the state?

Next Generation MCAS (Average Scaled Score)

English language arts - Grades 3-8Mathematics - Grades 3-8
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting ExpectationsExceeding Expectations
Not Meeting ExpectationsPartially Meeting ExpectationsMeeting ExpectationsExceeding Expectations

Legacy MCAS (CPI)

The Composite Performance Index (CPI) is a number from 1-100 that represents the extent to which all students are progressing toward proficiency in a given subject. When all students demonstrate proficiency on MCAS and/or PARCC tests, the CPI will be 100. Our school's CPIs for 2014-2017 are below.

Science
2014201520162017
Our school
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Early Elementary Schools in our district
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Early Elementary Schools in MA
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How does our school's growth compare to the district and the state?

Transitional Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our school's median SGPs for 2017 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school -  -
Early Elementary Schools in our district00
Early Elementary Schools in MA00




How does our school's enrollment compare to the district and the state?

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
3943,411953,748
Our
school
Early Elementary Schools in our districtEarly Elementary Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
99 25.1
99 25.1
11,811 28.2
Students with disabilities
7118.0
71 18.0
8,245 19.7
English language learners
58 14.7
58 14.7
4,017 9.6


How do our school's teachers and classrooms compare to the district and the state?

General information
Our
school

Early Elementary Schools in our district
Early Elementary Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
23.5
23.5
2,841.0
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
100.0
97.1
Average class size (#)
19.5
19.5
17.8
Student : teacher ratio
16.8 to 1
16.8 to 1
14.7 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Early Elementary Schools in our district
Early Elementary Schools in MA
2017 Attendance rate (%)
93.0
93.0
94.3
2017 Average days absent per student (#)
11.3
11.3
9.3
2017 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
20.2
20.2
15.4
Discipline



2017 In-school suspension rate (%)
-
-
0.1
2017 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
-
-
0.2
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2015 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
94.2
89.4
2016 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
93.1
87.5
2016 annual dropout rate (%)
-
0.8
1.9
2015 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
82.3
75.9
2017 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
36.2
41.4
2017 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
55.7
65.7
2017 SAT average score - Reading
-
556
552
2017 SAT average score - Writing
-
-
-
2017 SAT average score - Math
-
546
552
2016 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
100.0
77.4
*Postsecondary enrollment data includes any student enrolling in an institution of higher education within 16 months of earning a high school diploma
**MassCore: 4 years of English & math, 3 years of history & lab-based science, 2 years of a foreign language, 1 year of arts & 5 additional "core" courses

What else should you know about our school?
The Willett Early Childhood Center houses Norwood Public Schools' 13 kindergarten classrooms, 4 integrated preschool classrooms, and 1 substantially separate preschool classroom. The kindergarten classrooms are led by one teacher and one paraprofessional aide, one of our kindergarten classrooms is a Cooperative Classrooms which is led by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and one paraprofessional aide. We have a Developmental Learning Center which services students on Individualized Education Plans who need a small group or modified curriculum. Most of our preschool classrooms are integrated and serve a ratio of students that consists of 8 peers with 7 special education students. These classrooms are led by a special education preschool teacher and two paraprofessional aides.

The Willett Early Childhood Center is a busy place with a focus on early literacy and math. We have a fulltime reading specialist at the kindergarten level who both enriches and supports the literacy and reading activities that are done in the classrooms. Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core and Early Learning Standards.

Our supportive and active PTO generously sponsors many educational and entertaining assemblies by authors, illustrators, singers, and performers. The PTO is also instrumental in funding many projects and activities that support learning in our building.
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