School Details

Alice M. Barrows Elementary School

16 Edgemont Ave, Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9166
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 389 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

80%
76%
57%
73%
77%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
66%
53%
64%
65%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
76%
65%
75%
69%
61%
67%
62%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alice M. Barrows Elementary School is a public elementary school in Reading. The principal of Alice M. Barrows Elementary School is Karen Callan. 389 students attend Alice M. Barrows Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 4% of the 389 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Alice M. Barrows Elementary School is 17:1. Joshua Eaton Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.07%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    This is by far one if the too elementary schools in the area. Great educational support with a blending of the arts computer fitness and emotional well-being if its students. Wonderful principal and staff. Great organized building.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school does not challenge children who perform above grade. There is no leveling and even after talking to my child's 5th grade teachers about challenging her and being assured they'd work with her nothing happened. It is very hard to move into a school system that does not level from one that does. Essentially my daughter repeated 5th grade. Also the old Principal did not care. I hear the new one this year is much much better.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our three children went here and we loved this school. It was a warm and nurturing place to learn and grow intellectually and psychosocially.

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