School Details

John P. Oldham Elementary School

165 Prospect St, Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 769-2417
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 1-5 & ungraded 235 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
72%
57%
82%
76%
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
  • Norwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
57%
53%
49%
55%
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
  • Norwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
67%
65%
63%
63%
61%
43%
56%
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
  • Norwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John P. Oldham Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwood. The principal of John P. Oldham Elementary School is Wesley Manaday. 235 students go to John P. Oldham Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 31% of the 235 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John P. Oldham Elementary School is 10:1. Callahan Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 76%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 7%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 9%
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 31% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is terrific--the staff is caring and energetic. Teachers work as a cohesive group to create a stimulating learning environment. It is a small neighborhood school in which each child is more than a number. My 3rd grade student and my 1st grade student are excelling academically while also making friends with a diverse group of great kids. They have also enjoyed some incredible enrichment programs this year thanks to generous funding by our active PTO. I cannot imagine my children elsewhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been a student at the Oldham School for 4 years. The dedication that the principal teachers shool nurse and every member of that school to the students and their families is amazing. The PTO works diligently in support of the school. There has been many offerings of extracurricular activities this year in a variety of activities such as sports knitting jewelry making art computer and extra homework help. The classroom work appears interesting it keeps my daughter involved for example spelling and math baseball. Bookreports are written in a different format every month.I am not a member of the PTO but I am proud to say my daughter is an Oldham student.

  • (5 years ago)

    If you like small class sizes super teachers a very dynamic PTO a fabulous school RN great special ed resources friendly faces diversity at its best an involved principal - then the Oldham is the elementary school for you. We are absolutely thrilled with the Oldham! Contrary to previous posts - everyone does speak English.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school for your children to get all their educational needs meet with the support of a caring and professional staff. The staff is amazing at communicating with parents and working together as a collaborative team. These are some of the many atributes of an excellent school that speaks volumes to parents. We feel very fortuate that our children attend the Oldham School and we commend all the teachers staff and principal for making this school such a wonderful place to learn and for the children to come to each and every day!

  • (5 years ago)

    The staff truly cares about the educational and emotional needs of the children. They all work as a cohesive team to ensure each child is making effective progress!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have nothing but good things to say about this school. The staff is excellent and everyone is so friendly. My children are getting an excellent education and all of their needs are met. And everyone does speak english. I'm proud to say I'm an Oldham parent )

  • (5 years ago)

    The class sizes are small and teachers are very good with the students. It is a diverse population but good programs and strong PTA. The principal seems to know each student and is very available to parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    The faculty and staff at the Oldham are very supportive and kind to all of the students. The children are happy here and I can't think of a better school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 years and both were just horrible. We since have been in a new school and he has excelled tremendously. The teachers at oldham cry out for more help but do not receive it. They are overwhlemed with children who do not speak english as a first language so the whole class suffers severely. My son only learned when I taught him and all I can say is avoid this school at all costs.

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