School Details

Francis Wyman Elementary School

41 Terrrace Hall Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 270-1701
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 541 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

57%
62%
57%
72%
61%
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
  • Burlington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
52%
53%
56%
50%
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
  • Burlington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
69%
65%
61%
58%
61%
54%
55%
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
  • Burlington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Francis Wyman Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burlington. The principal of Francis Wyman Elementary School is Susan Astone. 541 students attend Francis Wyman Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the 541 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Francis Wyman Elementary School is 10:1. Mount Hope Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Italian

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 13%
Asian 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    My children have been going to this school since 2005 and we have never met a more dedicated staff. They really care for these kids and want them to do well. For a school of almost 600 it has a "small feel" to it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Grades 1 and 2 have been very good till now. I like the emphasis on reading and comprehension at such an early age. Overall children are allowed to be just that and not overloaded with assignments and homework.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school offers classes for any Burlington physically/mentally impaired student in the Town

  • (6 years ago)

    The school has a new principal. The building appears to still be in good shape. I have found that most of the teachers my children have had over the year take interest in my children and their individual needs and abilities. In fact just recently half-way through 5th grade the music teacher noticed a skill set my son had while they were using Xlaphones and asked my son to come join the percussion lessons and band. He did and is now learning how to play drums. The artist in residence program has been going on for years at this school. Each year an artist in town spends time with the students teaching and making art in their specialized area. The resulting projects are then displayed or used throughout the school. Stained glass windows sand sculptures mosaics just to name a few.

  • (8 years ago)

    One of the best schools in Burlington. Highly dedicated staff. Ideal mix of students with many opportunities to explore diverse cultures and learning styles. Children are respectful and encouraged to grow at their own rate.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had children at Francis Wyman since it opened over 9 years ago. Overall I have been very pleased with the school. Most of the teachers are wonderful and very qualified but like any school some are not as good. I think the princpals could do a better job at making sure all the teachers are covering the same material so that all the children get the same education. Lately because of the security requirements I don't feel parents are as welcomed as they used to be. For a large school they have done a great job at making it have a 'small feel'. I think the best part of this school is the wonderful and caring teachers. My children have been very happy here and have had a great introduction to learning and have been given a great base on which to grow on.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with our son's K first and second grade teachers. Very nurturing and responsive. The math and science curriculae are very good. Our concerns are with the reading curriculum and the lack of opportunities for parents to volunteer in the school and classrooms. We like the diversity (wish there was more.)

  • (9 years ago)

    Most recently renovated and best condition school in Burlington. Very nice staff and teachers. Mixed quality of teaching some very good. Not much homework in lower grades often not preparing students for Middle School workload. Curriculum has been geared to get improved results on required MCAS tests. Nice playground gym art music italian band computers and special needs offered. PTO PAC room mothers and field trips.

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