School Details

Paul Hanlon

790 Gay St, Westwood, MA 02090
(781) 326-7500
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 228 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

79%
76%
58%
84%
88%
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
  • Westwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
82%
54%
87%
83%
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
  • Westwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
64%
93%
88%
60%
98%
86%
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
  • Westwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
89%
69%
88%
84%
60%
98%
76%
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
  • Westwood School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Paul Hanlon is a public elementary school in Westwood. The principal of Paul Hanlon is Elizabeth Herlihy. 228 students go to Paul Hanlon and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the 228 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Paul Hanlon is 15:1. Dedham Country Day School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 89% 87%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 2%
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 6% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The Hanlon School is the hidden gem of all 5 elementary schools in Westwood. The class sizes are wonderful! Average size is 17 students. The teachers are AMAZING. Seriously - I have had 3 children attend the Hanlon and while all 3 had very different learning styles all three thrived academically and socially. A review would not be complete without giving kudos to the principal. She is wonderful open and dedicated beyond belief! She ensures that that the school is a safe learning environment and works with teachers students and parents to ensure this environment. She demands that the entire Hanlon treat each other with respect and has a warmth and nurturing vibe that envelopes the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Amazing school amazing principal and fantastic teachers...Hanlon is a great community and a great learning community. There is no way to explain how great this school is but it is an amazing experience. We have 3 children that have all had great learning experiences at Hanlon. They teach the children to be true confident individuals. This school is a hidden gem of Westwood MA.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a phenominal school. They offer a great after school program with a great director. The teacher/staff are great and care very much about the students

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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