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2013 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: 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 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
Level2
Not 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 studentsDid Not Meet Target
High needs studentsDid Not Meet Target
Low income studentsDid Not Meet 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
%40453725
47413539
43384040
Elementary Schools in our district
%36383733
35403649
31393038
Elementary Schools in MA
%57626261
49595962
56525454


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   53.0    60.0
Elementary Schools in our district  47.0  57.0
Elementary 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
55013,145954,773
Our
school
Elementary Schools in our districtElementary Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Low income students
520 94.5
3,130 86.9
135,756 37.5
Students with disabilities
6411.6
542 15.1
55,472 15.3
English language learners
179 32.5
1,096 30.4
35,284 9.7


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 (#)
35.0
254.7
25,244.5
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
100.0
95.6
98.8
Average class size (#)
22.4
21.0
19.9
Student : teacher ratio
15.7 to 1
14.1 to 1
14.3 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 (%)
94.2
95.0
94.9
Average days absent per student (#)
9.9
8.5
8.3
Discipline



In-school suspension rate (%)
0.3
0.3
0.4
Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
4.2
3.5
1.5
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.
Published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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