School Details

Plum Cove School

15 Hickory St, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 282-3030
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 220 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

71%
58%
57%
64%
63%
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
  • Gloucester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
53%
53%
39%
46%
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
  • Gloucester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
65%
65%
75%
56%
61%
69%
49%
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
  • Gloucester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Plum Cove School is a public elementary school in Gloucester. The principal of Plum Cove School is Tammy Morgan. 220 children attend Plum Cove School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 21% of the 220 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Plum Cove School is 13:1. Beeman Memorial is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 97% 91%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.9% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 40%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Plum Cove is a very nurturing school with teachers and parents who are very involved with the kids. My son will be entering 4th grade in September 2011. He has been on an IEP since K and is monitored closely. The suport system his teachers and counselors provide is amazing and above expectations. He has come a long way with his reading and I am grateful to the Plum Cove staff for this acomplishment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Plum Cove started out as a small school k-2 and the goal was always keeping the kids as a priority. since last year the school has increased in size to a k-5 school and has still maintained the kids as a priority and we love the school and the teachers who are always giving. we have a great PTC and we raise a lot of money for the children and the $20 000 would go toward a lot of useful items for the children and teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Plum Cove's support from the Staff and Parent's is amazing and the key to the school's success! The parent involvment alone has lead to Plum Cove's very amazing enrichment program that coordinates with the teacher's curriculum! With the parent involvement through PTC or otherwise these fun enriching programs wouldn't be!

  • (4 years ago)

    The school accommodating students from K - grade 5 now in the last 2 years the school needed to add 5 extra classes. With all these changes it still tried to increase its standards and did a great job at it. I think the teachers our excellent and really there for all our students. I can see the future that this school will excel in everything and our students will be well prepared for middle school.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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