School Details

Pine Glen Elementary School

1 Pine Glen Way, Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 270-1712
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 302 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

73%
51%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Burlington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
60%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Burlington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pine Glen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Burlington. The principal of Pine Glen Elementary School is T Jane Graham-Dwyer. 302 children attend Pine Glen Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the 302 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pine Glen Elementary School is 13:1. Fox Hill is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 13%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 79% 74%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I just enrolled my daughter into Pine Glen for the fall so I don't know much about the school except for what I saw on the day i went in to sign her up. I was concerned that the front doors were not locked like they were when i went to check out Fox HilL. The buildings also look old and run down however the disheartening thing for me was the attitude of the lady in the office who acted like we were bothering her and was brash with the parents.. This worries me about how my daughter will be treated when we leave her there.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love Pine Glen friends from other towns see the Technology my daughter has/uses and they can't believe it. Mr. Lyons and all the teachers here are amazing! I believe Pine Glen excels in Reading Math and Technology. I also love that they keep the school secure and safe. Thank you!

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is in kindergarten here and I have to say the teachers have been wonderful so far. I do have to agree with some of the other posts on here about the office staff - specifically the reception staff in my case. They have been very rude and make it seem like everything you ask is a bother or hassle. My first issue with them was they lost my childs medical records after we dropped them off a couple of weeks in advance. I found this out when we came to meet the teacher they made a huge deal out of not having my childs records saying that she couldn't start school without it and they acted like somehow it was my fault that they lost the records. I explained when they were dropped off and the woman made no offer to investigate just bluntly told me I better make it a priority to skip out on work and rush to the Dr's office on Friday to make another copy of her records or she couldn't start school the following Monday. My second problem was when I called to ask a simple question and was practically berated for asking the lady where to find something on the school website I was basically told to find it for myself. a little house cleaning in the office is in order.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is incredible! The technology available to our children is amazing! The Principle is awesome and the teachers are the best! Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    Less than desireable (office/school) leadership. If it wasn't for some techers the school would be totaly unsatisfactory.

  • (4 years ago)

    My two daughters have attended this school for the last three years and I am very happy with the teachers and the girls love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    school placed son in wrong reading group..lower than he really was. testing given upon request of parents proved he tested high superior in reading and writing they still placed child in lower group. killed his self esteem and took away chances for beam program.

  • (4 years ago)

    This schools seems to be an ok.school however the leadership there leaves alot to be desired and the office staff make you feel like you bother them when you ask them to do there job. There is no parent invovlement. The teachers we have had have been excellent. and if it wasn't for them the school would be unsatisfactory.

  • (6 years ago)

    Pine Glen seems to be accelerating their curiculum which is challenging the students quite a bit but will prepare them better for the future. My son has really thrived at the school so far - 1st grade.

  • (7 years ago)

    I found that my daughter has significantly advanced in her reading and math skills after she joined Pine Glen.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

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