School Details

Zervas Elementary School

30 Beethoven Ave, Waban, MA 02468
(617) 559-6750
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 321 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

75%
80%
57%
82%
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

82%
76%
53%
76%
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

82%
85%
65%
78%
83%
61%
51%
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

Zervas Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Zervas Elementary School is Stephen Griffin. 321 students go to Zervas Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 8% of the 321 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Zervas Elementary School is 16:1. Angier Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 67%
Multiracial 7% 5%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian 14% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Zervas teachers and community have been amazing. My older son has Aspergers and he received all the support he needed to thrive.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great principal leadership and parent involvement. Very focused on what is best for the child and committed to that. Majority of teachers are excellent.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Zervas community is warm and nuturing from the top down. The principal Steve Griffen knows everyone by name and is well-liked. The school has some very well respected teachers who have been there a long time. The parents are very involved and school activities are well attended.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent group of children families and faculty. The school has a warmness and strong commitment to the children. The parent(s) are very involved and the teachers are open to communication. I am grateful for Zervas!

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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