School Details

Squantum Elementary School

50 Huckins Ave, Quincy, MA 02171
(617) 984-8706
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 350 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

69%
57%
57%
68%
73%
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
  • Quincy School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
58%
53%
48%
50%
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
  • Quincy School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
61%
65%
68%
60%
61%
49%
50%
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
  • Quincy School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Squantum Elementary School is a public elementary school in Quincy. The principal of Squantum Elementary School is Stephen Sylvia. 350 children attend Squantum Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the 350 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Squantum Elementary School is 14:1. Parker Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 57%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 31%
Asian 22% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I couldn't be happier about this school. My daughter attends first grade and just received our first Progress Report as well as her scores compared to the Quincy benchmark. I've found the teachers to be excellent smart attentive and assertive while the principal is friendly involved and engaged. The parents are very involved in volunteering and helping staff a parent-run library program and a Reading Counts in school reading comprehension program. The school receives lower GreatSchools rating because it's one of the few schools in Quincy that offers Special Ed programs. Students come from Squantum and North Quincy to attend this great little school in this nice little community of Squantum.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our son started at Squantum Elementary School a year ago and we are very happy with the education he receives along with feeling he is in a good and save place. Teachers work closely with the parents and always have an ear for concerns and offer advice. The principal is there to great the kids and parents in the morning or wish them a good day in the afternoon. The PTO is very active to help support the school. This all helps to provide an excellent place for the kids to start taking their first steps to independence.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our son had an excellent first year in kindergarten. Relatively small class size (17). 16 kids were reading by year end. Test scores misrepresent the calibre of the school due to a large population of non-native english speakers (Chinese) which provide an interesting multi-cultural experience.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has great leadership dedicated teachers and a strong curriculum. Parent involvement could be better.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school.Excellent Teachers. Looking forward to a new year in September. Quite a few of the Long Term Teachers have retired as of the end of this school year. The Teachers who have retired have done an outstanding job and I wish them well. We are looking forward to the new year with new and creative styles of teaching.

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