School Details

Dean S. Luce Elementary School

45 Independence St, Canton, MA 02021
(781) 821-5075
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 645 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

73%
73%
57%
80%
79%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
73%
53%
64%
66%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
84%
65%
83%
84%
61%
72%
70%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dean S. Luce Elementary School is a public elementary school in Canton. The principal of Dean S. Luce Elementary School is Robie Peter. 645 students attend Dean S. Luce Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the 645 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dean S. Luce Elementary School is 14:1. St. John the Evangelist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 76% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Highly-qualified teachers but poor leadership and unhelpful administrative staff. The library is good. The Gym is mediocre. Cafeteria is too small. Students are only given 30 minutes lunch time which including waiting in line to get food. You can imagine that some students at the end of the line barely have time to eat. The weirdest thing about this school is that they put all students outside the school building without much protection in the mornings before classes start.

  • (2 years ago)

    After moving from a nearby town we were pleasantly surprised by the welcoming environment and professionalism of all staff at the Luce school. Our son has been accepted as part of the Luce community and is thriving with the compassionate support of the special education staff. We are very pleased with his progress and enjoy regular involvement in the schools programs.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is thriving at this school. The administration (superintendent and principal) is proactive and enthusiastic Teachers have clear lesson goals and are encouraged to use best practices. When you visit the school you hear the pleasant hum of engaged children. Parent involvement is strong but not overwhelming.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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