School Details

John J Doran

101 Fountain St, Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 675-8225
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 447 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

27%
34%
57%
43%
45%
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
  • Fall River average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
36%
53%
13%
30%
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
  • Fall River average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
47%
65%
40%
43%
61%
7%
28%
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
  • Fall River average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
42%
67%
35%
34%
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
  • Fall River average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
51%
71%
47%
27%
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
  • Fall River average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John J Doran is a public elementary school in Fall River. The principal of John J Doran is Maria Pontes. 447 students go to John J Doran and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 97% of the 447 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John J Doran is 13:1. Third Baptist Church Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 56% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 8%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 31% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My son is very happy at Doran and he was also in that class where there was sub after sub and then his teacher went on maternity leave. It was frustrating but I also can recognize that the school was trying to find a replacement but they had to work with what they had. Sometimes things just happen that way and although I wasn't happy one bit about it and made that known to Mrs. Pontes they were trying their best to find someone. I hope this school continues to get better like they have recently by moving out of a level 4 to a level 2. If only there was space to build a field right next to the school!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have two kids that fortunatly are going to middle school and leaving the doran school wich i dont know why they extending it to be a middle school has well since has no conditions to be a school first of all reasons for my statement are -Doesn't have a playground (besides the little kiddie playset that you can buy for you backyard) - The access stairs to the main doors are falling apart and becoming a fall hazard to the children and anyone that goes there - The suposed to be handycaped access ramps and walkway dont meet ADA requirements since has steps between the concrete blocks and on the Ponta Delgada Blvd. you have to jump the curb or go al the way to the corner at Columbia St. toget to the closest access ramp - And the last but more conserning is that they are an under performance school but i dont think has notting to blame on the kids since my two 5th graders spent most of the time having substitute teacher thru the year since one of the teacher left dont know the reason and they clound find a replacement for at least two months thesecond one had maternaty leave in April. How to expect this kids to have good MCAS scores with that kind of learning(not consecutive)

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school great taechers and a wonderful principal. keep up the good work. My child comes home happy after school. His teacher is fantastic when the children leave when they see who is picking them up they give her a high five to let them know that someone is here to get them. Good work Miss Howe in keeping our children safe.

  • (3 years ago)

    So far this school has been great for my child. Anti-bullying inside the school is wonderful. I give this school 5 stars. To the parents who attend to there children before and after school-The playground on the site is a great way for the children to relax and have some fun after school. Unfortunetly the parents don't watch there children. My son has been bullied in a way that to some parents is nothing. One boy takes over the monkey bars and he does not care who is on them after him or before his turn and comes full force from the other end or behind the child and makes them jump off the bars so he can go across.

  • (4 years ago)

    Doran is a very good school for my son thank you

  • (7 years ago)

    My son had a great first year at doran school. He had a great teacher. Unfortunately his second year wasn't the same. He dislikes his teacher Does not confide in her in any way and only has negative things to say about her. I've walked through the halls and all I can hear is teachers Yelling at our children. I feel they have no patient for children and treat our children wrongly. My child was threatened by another student and they did not take it seriously but they know how to call you if your child has been acting up in class. I'm glad to say my child is being transferred out of this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I started at Doran when I was in the first grade and I graduated last year. I loved it there! Doran has an excellent music program that includes chorus. A wonderful art program which by the way is my favorite in art class I learned about different cultures and ways of art it was fun! Gym unfortunatley is our only sports program.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 2 children who attend this school and are doing well. They like their teachers and look forward to school. The principal is wonderful. She's always willing to work with a parent and returns calls on a timely basis.

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