Spaulding Memorial

1 Whitcomb St, Townsend, MA 01469
(978) 597-0380
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 497 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

78%
70%
58%
86%
80%
69%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • North Middlesex School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
59%
54%
53%
54%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • North Middlesex School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
73%
69%
68%
63%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • North Middlesex School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spaulding Memorial is a public elementary school in Town of Townsend. The principal of Spaulding Memorial is Becky Janda. 497 children attend Spaulding Memorial and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 20% of the 497 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Spaulding Memorial is 17:1. Captain Samuel Douglass Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 94%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went to SMS and there were 25 kids in his classroom NOT 17. They pretty much do nothing when a kid lays hands on another an leaves bruises. No one cared when kids were rhyming his name with less favorable words while teacher was present. The education he got there was OK I guess. Good enough for up to 4th grade. Spaulding is OK I think it the middle school you might want to avoid. Just dont believe it when you read there are less than 20 per room thats totally wrong.

  • (5 years ago)

    Spaulding Memorial is a charming school community. Staff throughout the school are caring and approachable.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school is great.The staff is wonderful and we have amazing volunteers who always provide fun things for the kids to do.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my boys have attended SMS from Pre-K through 2nd grade. My youngest son is special needs and my oldest is not in SPED. I have found the staff to be extremely caring and supportive of both my boys. The care and concern given to each child was evident and they both thrived as a result. Communication between faculty and parents is encouraged and on an as needed basis. The curriculum is challenging for those who need it to be but not too difficult where self-esteem is negatively effected. Honestly I wish my boys never had to leave SMS but alas they excelled and had to move on.

  • (9 years ago)

    Spaulding Memorial has the potential to be a great school. Unfortunately I have found there to be many problems with conflict resolution in the class rooms and out doors during recess. There also is need for more communication between faculty and parents.

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