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2013 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
EMILY G WETHERBEE (01490080)
Lawrence Public School District (01490000) 75 Newton Street , Lawrence, MA 01843
Colleen M Lennon, Principal Phone: 978.557.2900
Grades Served: K,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08 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 complete 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.



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. 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 studentsMet Target
High needs studentsMet Target
Low income studentsMet Target
Students with disabilities
English language learners & former ELLs



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), 2010-2013.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2010201120122013
2010201120122013
2010201120122013
Our school
%51454549
38333446
19111425
Elementary-Middle Schools in our district
%42383634
28252530
15111415
Elementary-Middle Schools in MA
%56595757
44484751
35333534


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. Growth between 40 and 60 is considered typical. SGPs above 60 represent better than typical gains, while SGPs below 40 indicate lower than typical gains. Our school's median SGPs for 2013 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   54.0    66.0
Elementary-Middle Schools in our district  47.0  57.0
Elementary-Middle Schools in MA  51.0  51.0


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

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
69113,145954,773
Our
school
Elementary-Middle Schools in our districtElementary-Middle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
591 85.5
1,703 83.9
36,233 54.4
Students with disabilities
14220.5
445 21.9
10,859 16.3
English language learners
159 23.0
517 25.5
11,111 16.7


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

General information
Our
school

Elementary-Middle Schools in our district
Elementary-Middle Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
44.2
145.3
5,016.6
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
92.8
94.2
97.4
Average class size (#)
20.4
20.5
19.5
Student : teacher ratio
15.6 to 1
14.0 to 1
13.3 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Elementary-Middle Schools in our district
Elementary-Middle Schools in MA
Attendance rate (%)
94.9
95.1
95.6
Average days absent per student (#)
8.8
8.3
7.6
Discipline



In-school suspension rate (%)
2.7
1.5
1.5
Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
2.6
4.5
3.9
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2011 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
58.1
86.3
2012 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
60.6
84.7
2012 annual dropout rate (%)
-
5.9
2.5
2013 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
24.8
35.2
Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
30.5
68.8
SAT average score - Reading
-
392
507
SAT average score - Writing
-
388
501
SAT average score - Math
-
404
522
MassCore* - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
100.0
68.4
*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

To view our school's complete report card and for more information about report card data, visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu.
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