School Details

Robert L. Ford K-8 School

49 Hollingsworth St, Lynn, MA 01902
(781) 477-7375
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 598 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

22%
37%
57%
52%
58%
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
  • Lynn School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
34%
53%
36%
34%
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
  • Lynn School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
53%
65%
56%
48%
61%
40%
33%
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
  • Lynn School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert L. Ford K-8 School is a public elementary school in Lynn. The principal of Robert L. Ford K-8 School is Claire Crane. 598 students attend Robert L. Ford K-8 School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 90% of the 598 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Robert L. Ford K-8 School is 14:1. St Pius V School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 23%
Hispanic 67% 51%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 10%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is studying in this school and I am happy with the quality of teaching that the children receive. It is a self-sufficient school with very good teachers and a great person as principal. Thank you for everything FORD SCHOOL. WE LOVE YOU!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I was a student of Ford school nearly 20 years ago and will always remember not only the community atmosphere of the school but the kindness and guiding of my teachers and most of all the principle who still serves. I continue to follow the progress that this school has taken since I have left Lynn. To see that it has only advanced since I have left really fills me with hope for the working class/diverse neighborhood that I grew up with and despite the bad reputation of it I hope to one day return so that my children may experience Ford school not to mention have the highest hill in Lynn as a playground!

  • (3 years ago)

    The Ford School is the only community public school in Lynn. The students and families are very involved in the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I just moved into lynn and I hear people saying that ford is a great school. So far I found out its true.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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