School Details

Helen R Donaghue School

24 Union St Ext., Merrimac, MA 01860
(978) 346-8921
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 3-6 & ungraded 384 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

51%
60%
57%
72%
74%
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
  • Pentucket School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
58%
53%
52%
57%
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
  • Pentucket School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
77%
65%
72%
75%
61%
51%
65%
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
  • Pentucket School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
67%
65%
77%
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
  • Pentucket School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Helen R Donaghue School is a public middle school in Merrimac. The principal of Helen R Donaghue School is Robert Harrison. 384 children attend Helen R Donaghue School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 15% of the 384 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Helen R Donaghue School is 15:1. Pentucket Regional Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 95%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 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 15% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My 2 sons have autism and this is only school i have heard of that cares and dosnt fight parents when there kids need help

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a great school. I absolutly loved it and if you ask anyone else who goes there they would say the same thing as I always say ' That school ROCKS!' I learned things there in the fourth grade that I learned again in the fifth grade in Florida when we moved. Both me and my sister miss our friends and our schools very much. Thank You.

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