School Details

Stanley M Koziol Elementary School

4 Gould Rd, Ware, MA 01082
(413) 967-6236

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 & ungraded 478 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Ware School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stanley M Koziol Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town of Ware. The principal of Stanley M Koziol Elementary School is Marlene DiLeo. 478 students attend Stanley M Koziol Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 50% of the 478 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Stanley M Koziol Elementary School is 17:1. Ware Middle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 89%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.7%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Asian 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My children went to SMK Elementary from 2001-2008. The teachers are the best around. If your child receives services (OT< PT< Speech) you will find no better. They are busy people but the best in the business. If you are an involved parent you will have no problems. So get involved!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 3 kids in this school.My kids like it special the after school classes.They also went to Summer School this year.The st[a]ff is great and can handle anything that comes their way. But if you have a child on a IEP or a 504 you need to keep on them and check on your child to see how he/she is doing in class.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a child in kindergarten and one in grade 3. I was a bit worried about sending my kids here based on what other people said. I am glad to say that I am extreemely impressed with the security of the school and the continuous upgrading of the teaching staff. The guidance department has been exceptional also. My children have performed at a higher level than expected.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attended the Pre K program last year and is currently in SMK Kindergarten. She loves it! She has three wonderful teachers. She has had a few problems with a couple little boys in her class and the teachers straightened it out right away. I feel comfortable sending my daughter to school there. Keep up the great work!

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 3 children in SMK. I love the school and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the teachers. However I have a child on an IEP and I had to hire a Child Advocate to get my child what they needed. The Special Ed Dept is not good and the Superintendent is unreachable and arrogant. He does not care about the children. He cares about 'the numbers.' I am currently looking into other school districts. Our School Choice numbers of kids leaving the district are high!

  • (10 years ago)

    my son is going in to the 1st grade and i was not happy with the school last son has ADHD and ODD. and the teacher would send notes home two weeks later after everything happened.i would like to know right away.if my son doesnt get help he needs this year i will be looking for a school that will help me make sure he gets the education and help he needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My sons kindergarten teacher does an excellent job in keeping me informed and up to date. At times my son does not pay attention in class he says he gets bored. I think he needs to be challenged more. I also believe there should be a program for student who excel in school. I believe children should be tested and placed accordingly to their acedemic needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is in 3rd grade at SMK. We have had great years. My only suggestion is to have programs for children who excel in school. This will keep the challenged and not accept the minimal they can do. Boredom can lead to this. I love the after school programs they added at the end of last year.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a hearing impaired child in kindergarden and she went two years at the same school for preschool. The teachers are good but my suggestions if you have an IEP child is to push what you need for him/her or you may not get it.

  • (11 years ago)

    SMK is a good school. However due to severe budget cuts the quality is not up to what it used to be. There is no librarian no vice principal important reading and math programs may be cut soon and much much more. We are also currently seeking a new superintendent of schools who hopefully will turn things around in the right direction again.

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