School Details

Memorial Spaulding Elementary School

250 Brookline St, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 559-9600
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 456 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

85%
80%
57%
90%
85%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
76%
53%
63%
75%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
85%
65%
90%
83%
61%
79%
73%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Memorial Spaulding Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Memorial Spaulding Elementary School is Donette Wilson-Wood. 456 students go to Memorial Spaulding Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the 456 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Memorial Spaulding Elementary School is 15:1. Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 67%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 19% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 16%
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 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    We have moved in the neighborhood couple of years ago and our son started at the Memorial Spaulding School's 1st grade class. So far we have been very happy with our decision to move here and with school. The teachers our son had so far have been excellent and communication with them has been very good. Our son needs Special Ed help and it has been superb so far! The PTO involvement at the school is great. ASCA an afterschool creative arts program that is initiated by PTO and lets kids try themselves at arts sports chess cooking and many other things after school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I certainly agree with the previous comment regarding the dedication of the PTO and the Staff at the School. I have a child with special needs at the school and find the previous comments regarding Special needs Children offensive or appeared offensive . There is no more emphasis towards Special Needs and yes it's mandated. If you had a child with Special Needs you would certainly advocate for your chikd and also hope that your child would be included and not excluded from the riches of School Education and making Friends. It's extremely important for our kids to accept others with differences and create a community of acceptance or perhaps getting your chikd ahead is more important.

  • (1 year ago)

    great school because of the dedication of the principal the staff and the PTO. students from 30+ cultures and nations make up this community which is a huge asset found only in Newton/Boston area. the earlier review is about the old principal. this school is far better than a few years ago. best PTO volunteers ever. yes it does put emphasis on helping special needs children but that's mandate by the state right? most kids i know go to after school enrichment programs to help them get ahead and newton has so many of them right here.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an extremely poorly run school. I worked here for a year and it had to be the worst teaching experience of my life. Don't get me wrong the students are wonderful and I never felt anything but supported by the parents but the other teachers were a nightmare. The Principal is clueless and totally overwhelmed by her position. There was a few staff members mostly the younger ones who were friendly but the majority of the staff were unwelcoming and extremely unfriendly. You could barely get a forced smile or nod of the head when you passed somebody in the hallway and everybody was always talking about everyone else behind their back. I have never been around so many really sorry pathetic people in my life. On my last day of work I was literally singing as I left the parking lot knowing I would never have to deal the these miserable people again. If you are thinking about getting a job there avoid the mistake I made and go someplace where people know how to treat one another with dignity and respect.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school principal runs a very tight and orderly ship and holds teachers and staff accountable for excellence. Principal has created an environment of inclusiveness.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very poorly run school. Principal is overwhelmed and has very poor follow up with parents. Teachers ae frustrated and generally not happy. Some excellent teachers but the atmosphere is poor.

  • (6 years ago)

    crowded Parents not involved and eduction leave much to be desire.

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