Hunnewell Elementary School

28 Cameron St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 446-6275
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 302 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

81%
80%
58%
89%
87%
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
  • Wellesley School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
78%
54%
79%
78%
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
  • Wellesley School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
89%
64%
93%
87%
60%
75%
69%
53%

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
  • Wellesley School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
89%
69%
86%
82%
60%
75%
69%
55%

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
  • Wellesley School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hunnewell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Wellesley. The principal of Hunnewell Elementary School is Sheryl Boris-Schacter. 302 students go to Hunnewell Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 2% of the 302 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hunnewell Elementary School is 16:1. St Paul School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 78%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 2% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hunnewell is a wonderful school with a fabulous principal and amazing staff. There are some fabulous teachers here who are truly dedicated to the children. There is also an exceptional parent community at this school. They are very involved and eager to meet and welcome new families who move in. It is a very friendly and encouraging environment for learning. We are very happy at Hunnewell overall.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attended this school from K-3. Had a horrible time. Was treated poorly by teachers as well as other students. The special ed services in this school are horrendous. I took my child out and went to private school. I'd rather pay directly to get a school that I know truly cares for my child as a person and as a student.

  • (4 years ago)

    Perhaps the other reviewers expectations were low but ours were actually pretty simple treat our daughter with respect treat us with respect and provide an environment in which she could learn to love learning. Instead her kindergarten class was a good portrait of what happens when a teacher stays in one place for way too long. (in this case 18 years). Examples It was clear from the start that the teacher played favorites and if a child wasn't her favorite whatever was going wrong in the classroom was the fault of the child. The attention to individuals was poor. The way the classroom was run was rigid with no flexibility for individuals. While the students were supposedly learning to read after my daughter moved to another school we figured out that she actually never learned - she is good at mimicking and that's how she was getting by. Finally the teacher whom we were trusting to teach the basics of reading and writing to our child was a poor speller. I started to feel sorry for her - however remembered she had access to spellcheck.. I have always been a strong advocate of public education. This experience made me seriously question why we fund what we fund.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hunnewell is a very warm and caring school. Not only are the teachers excellent but the parents are all very supportive of each other and the children. New families are welcomed with open arms. Being close to town is fun for the kids as they can walk to get pizza or ice cream after school once they're old enough. I would definitely recommend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hunnewell is an excellent school with a committed principal outstanding teachers and a very involved parent base. Two of my children currently attend Hunnewell and the third will soon. The close proximity to the Wellesley library is a huge plus as is the short walk to town. Parents in general are very active but there's no pressure to be over-involved. When one of my son's had some difficulty last year his teacher went above and beyond the scope of her job description to make sure he was learning and that we had a workable plan for him.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Hunnewell should get 5 stars! My girl/boy twins are entering Sophomore year at WHS and they graduated from Hunnewell Scholl in 5th grade and it was a fabulous experience. The teachers staff and parents at the school are all totally committed to the children.

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Overall score

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