School Details

W. Edward Balmer Elementary School

21 Crescent St, Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 234-8161
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 2-4 & ungraded 580 students 20 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

52%
51%
57%
49%
48%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
40%
53%
42%
41%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

W. Edward Balmer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Whitinsville. The principal of W. Edward Balmer Elementary School is John Zywien. 580 students attend W. Edward Balmer Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 24% of the 580 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at W. Edward Balmer Elementary School is 20:1. Northbridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 93%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Balmer's after school program turns a good school into a superb school. Kids love it and they get extra learning too! They should market their program.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school staff is wonderful. I would like to see an increase in homework and more communication with parents as to what the children are learning. Even though their classroom work is sent home I am still not clear as to all subject material covered on a daily basis. A suggestion would be the teacher's sending home a classroom monthly news lettera as they do in the younger grades. This would benefit parents who work with their children at home. Thank you.

  • (10 years ago)

    principal is the best! i know several parents that send their kids 2 bellingham douglas and uxbridge and northbridge definitely has higher quality work and education as well schools are also safer. i should know my husband works for schools!

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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