School Details

Veterans Memorial Elementary School

39 Hurd Ave, Saugus, MA 01906
(781) 231-8166
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 602 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

64%
62%
57%
72%
71%
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
  • Saugus School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
41%
53%
48%
43%
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
  • Saugus School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
66%
65%
73%
66%
61%
37%
42%
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
  • Saugus School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Veterans Memorial Elementary School is a public elementary school in Saugus. The principal of Veterans Memorial Elementary School is Uri Harel. 602 students go to Veterans Memorial Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 23% of the 602 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Veterans Memorial Elementary School is 14:1. Waybright Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 3% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    The "Vets" is a school that I am proud to say my son attends. He began his schooling (grade 1-2) at OLA in Lynnfield and then we made the switch to public. I am proud to say I attended the old Vets school and this one is fantastic. It has all the latest and greatest amenities and offers a perfect learning environment for the children. My son loves it there and is sad that this is his last year at the school. I strongly encourage anyone considering Saugus to make sure you buy in the Vets school district.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children were unfortunate enough to have to attend this school for one school year.. We have since moved to North Andover and we are extremely happy. Mrs. McCarthy should not be a kindergarten teacher. I have never met a woman so evil in my entire life. I feel so terrible for the children that have to attend that school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was in the first class of the original Vet's school. It was built on a clay pit where my brothers and I used to play. It was pretty exciting to watch the. "steam shovels" fill in the Pitts and watch the school being built. We are spent the first half of 1st grade at the Felton School and then moved over to the Vet's when it was completed Mr Zeke Shuff was principal and my. Mom worked in the cafeteria. What a great bunch of teachers. It really was the best of times Ken O Connor

  • (4 years ago)

    We have had a great experience so far.. My son has been there since pre-k and is now in 1st grade. The principal has been so helpful and the teachers he has had have been awesome.

  • (6 years ago)

    I dont know what planet those last ratings came from. I have had to fight for every little accomodation for my children. If your child does not have profound disabilities watch out because there is nothing left in the buget for your child in this school system.

  • (7 years ago)

    Ther person who wrote that they spend too much money on teachers salaries and not enough on the kids is poorly misguided. Teachers are the lowest paid professionals to date yet they chose to become teachers not to be rich but to make a difference. They have the most profound affect on the development of our children both mentally emotionally and morally - so when you say they don't spend enough on our kids what exactly are you referring to? In my opinion you could never pay a teacher enough for the gifts they give. We're not talking college professors here.

  • (7 years ago)

    We just moved to MA and our son goes to the Vets. He is in 2nd grade and I am very impressed with his teacher and progress so far. He has an IEP and for the first time my son is learning to read and doing well. Despite the budget cuts this is a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Veterans Memorial School is a wonderful learning environment. Despite the horrible budget cuts and conditions throughout the town of Saugus the Vet's staff pulls through once again! The teachers and paraprofessionals are amazingly committed to the education of all learners. Keep up the hard work you deserve more!

  • (7 years ago)

    Overcrowded The pricipal and teachers are great. they spend too much money on teachers salarys instead of the kids. This is the only new school in the district. the rest of the schools sre falling down.

  • (10 years ago)

    This brand new school is becoming overcrowded due to the closing of the Evans and Ballard schools teacher layoffs and budget cuts beyond reason. There is plenty of money in this town despite what town officials say. It's amazing that this school is still providing quality education but thanks to it's excellent leadership by Victor Leone and many well educated staff the school is 'making the grade' in both regular and special education. Both of my children will be there for another 3-4 years.

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