Avery Elementary School

123 High St, Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 326-5354
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 & ungraded 227 students 9 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

51%
65%
58%
64%
77%
69%

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
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
53%
54%
61%
61%
52%

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
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
70%
64%
51%
69%
60%
53%
69%
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
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
74%
69%
59%
70%
60%
53%
64%
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
  • Dedham School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avery Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dedham. The principal of Avery Elementary School is Clare Sullivan. 227 children attend Avery Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 49% of the 227 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Avery Elementary School is 9:1. Oakdale Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 56% 77%
Hispanic 21% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    as a first time parent that had send her son to private preschool I was concern at the begining after a hole school year I can tell I love Avery school. The staff and teachers are amazing the arealways willing to help at all levels comunication is incredible either in person phone or e- mail they are always accesible. Love the school certanly the building is run down but we are moving to a new building next year. How excinting!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    A an Avery School parent of 5 years now I can not say a bad thing about the school or the teachers. My son has done extremely well at Avery and is very involved thank to the parents as well as the teachers that give it their all! The school is definately run down but the pride from each student stands out! Wonderful place to learn kudos to all who make it great!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school lacks communication. I am a seperated parent who calls the teacher on a weekly basis to be updated with my daughters performance. Never do i get any responses. Come to find out she is failing and all this time I've been trying to get involved and they just keep neglecting my concerns. So if your a seperated Parent and your child goes here you'll have a tough time even seeing a report card!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I find the Avery to be a great environment for learning. Although the major issues the school faces is the physical condition of the building. basic necessities are lacking for certain academic goals to be achieved. I think the diverse make up of the school the staff support and being a true neighborhood school foster a great experience for my children.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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