School Details

Peirce Elementary School

170 Temple St, West Newton, MA 02465
(617) 559-9630
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 316 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

73%
80%
57%
78%
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

92%
76%
53%
80%
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

87%
85%
65%
81%
83%
61%
82%
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

Peirce Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Peirce Elementary School is Eva Thompson. 316 children attend Peirce Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 7% of the 316 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Peirce Elementary School is 17:1. Learning Prep School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
Hispanic 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 16%
Asian 11% %
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

  • (1 year ago)

    Nice neighborhood school and involved parents. Teachers are good. Student to teacher ratio high with no teaching assistants.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school. Best teachers. Like a private school. Nice neighborhood feel.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very active PTO and involved parents strong school community. Has an interim Principal for 2009/10. Very good academically.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the school and it's teachers because the teachers will help you with your problems.

  • (9 years ago)

    Very involved parent community solid education environment teacher student ratio on high side.

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