School Details

Ward Elementary School

10 Dolphin Rd, Newton Centre, MA 02459
(617) 559-6450
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 278 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

82%
78%
58%
89%
86%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
81%
54%
93%
78%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
84%
64%
98%
81%
60%
89%
71%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
87%
69%
92%
81%
60%
89%
73%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Newton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ward Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Ward Elementary School is Audrey Peller. 278 students attend Ward Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the 278 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ward Elementary School is 15:1. Mount Alvernia Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 77% 67%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a blessing! The teachers are amazing the extra curriculars awesome the principal is incredible and the parent involvement opportunities are frequent and diverse. We came from another elementary school after requesting a transfer due to dissatisfaction and for the last 2 years Ward Elementary School has been the answer to our prayers. Our daughters have been high achievers here and their confidence has soared since coming to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Ward is like a prison for kids. They are certainly not BOY friendly. They can't play like children should at recess. No soccer football -flag/nerf no tag. They have a field but can only play on the cement tennis courts? Overly rigid strict. Not understanding about children and not supportive to families. They are only interested in the smart kids with good test scores. I would never send my kid here if there was a choice. Elementary school should be fun and about love of learning and self-esteem. At Ward that is their motto and it is a joke! Those things aren't being fostered there.

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