School Details

Warren-Prescott K-8 School

50 School St, Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 635-8346
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 509 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

71%
32%
57%
77%
47%
67%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
29%
53%
59%
32%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
45%
65%
68%
43%
61%
49%
20%
51%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
42%
67%
67%
43%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
52%
71%
42%
36%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
58%
78%
41%
36%
54%
8%
13%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Warren-Prescott K-8 School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of Warren-Prescott K-8 School is Domenic Amara. 509 students go to Warren-Prescott K-8 School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 51% of the 509 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Warren-Prescott K-8 School is 13:1. Clarence R Edwards Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 8%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 28% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Warren-Prescott is an excellent school with a wonderful community feel. It provides a great learning environment capable and caring teachers and staff a committed principal and a terrific family community. The Warren-Prescott School is a neighborhood school in the best sense of the word - with local roots in the community and families who care - while still being inviting and inclusive for families from other neighborhoods. One of the many important things the families organize is a very strong after-school program with arts language sports and more. In addition Charlestown offers very good athletic programs nearby in soccer lacrosse hockey tennis and other sports. As far as test scores - the GreatSchools Rating is either out of date not very accurate or both. The Warren-Prescott School's test scores are comparable to the best schools in Boston and in the suburbs (comparing those children who are not living with the additional challenges of poverty).

  • (1 year ago)

    The parent involvement is very high. Teachers and faculty care about students. It's a great Boston Public School choice.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is one of the best schools in the Boston Public School system. The parent and community involvement is very high. They offer extended day programs from k-4. Extended day is available for k-2 until 6pm. Each year the school has an extensive waiting list for entrance to new students due to high demand. Those families that don't get in to WP typcically move out of Boston; a real problem for the city. The information on the stats for WP need to be updated on this site. Michelle Davis is now the Principal.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school is making a difference in children's lives be offering extended days for children to improve their math and english skills. They have also partnered with MGH to combat child obesity.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a grandparent whose grandchildren have transferred from private schools to Warren Prescott and see a great opportunity for them to grow within this diverse environment. Warren Prescott is headed by a strong principal who is truly commited to the education of youth even given reduced budgets and mandatory program cuts.

  • (5 years ago)

    its very out going. the school is so creative. your children will love it. unlike other schools you can express theme selfs. there is a lot to learn and you never know what going to happen next

  • (7 years ago)

    We transferred out of the independent school system and joined the Warren-Prescott community this past fall. We are thrilled with our choice and are very impressed with the dedication and commitment of not only the principal and teaching staff but of the parent/caregiver community as well. The curriculum is appropriate and challenging and the homework keeps parents and caregivers abreast of work being done on a daily basis. The open-door policy of the principal creates a warm friendly environment that encourages constructive discourse and communication among staff parents teachers and the entire school community.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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