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2014 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
FRANCIS M LEAHY (01490040)
Lawrence Public School District (01490000) 100 Erving Avenue , Lawrence, MA 01841
Ethel M. Cruz, Principal Phone: 978.975.5959
Grades Served: K,01,02,03,04,05 Website: http://www.lawrence.k12.ma.us

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
Level1
Meeting gap narrowing goals
Our district
Level5
Chronically underperforming district

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.

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 studentsMet Target
High needs studentsMet Target
Low income studentsMet Target
Students with disabilitiesDid Not Meet Target
English language learners & former ELLsDid Not Meet Target



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

Percentage of students scoring proficient or above on Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), 2011-2014.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
2011201220132014
Our school
%45372531
41353949
38404047
Elementary Schools in our district
%38373335
40364949
39303834
Elementary Schools in MA
%62626161
59596262
52545456


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

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 2014 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   64.5    65.5
Elementary Schools in our district  52.0  57.0
Elementary Schools in MA  50.0  50.0


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

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
54813,504955,739
Our
school
Elementary Schools in our districtElementary Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
525 95.8
4,209 93.0
140,695 38.9
Students with disabilities
6010.9
697 15.4
55,453 15.3
English language learners
184 33.6
1,594 35.2
36,806 10.2


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

General information
Our
school

Elementary Schools in our district
Elementary Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
39.0
339.4
25,177.3
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
95.0
96.1
Average class size (#)
22.6
22.0
19.7
Student : teacher ratio
14.1 to 1
13.3 to 1
14.4 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Elementary Schools in our district
Elementary Schools in MA
Attendance rate (%)
95.4
95.4
95.7
Average days absent per student (#)
7.5
7.7
7.4
Discipline



2014 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.2
0.7
0.4
2014 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
5.7
4.5
1.4
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2012 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
64.1
87.5
2013 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
61.3
85.0
2013 annual dropout rate (%)
-
5.8
2.2
2012 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
74.1
75.6
2014 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
22.6
35.6
2014 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
37.1
68.4
2014 SAT average score - Reading
-
390
508
2014 SAT average score - Writing
-
383
499
2014 SAT average score - Math
-
400
523
2013 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
100.0
70.2
*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?
To view our school's full report card, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.
Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education