School Details

Altavesta Elementary School

990 Main St, Woburn, MA 01801
(781) 937-8235
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 213 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

44%
60%
57%
62%
64%
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
  • Woburn Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
57%
53%
65%
52%
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
  • Woburn Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
66%
65%
68%
60%
61%
70%
54%
51%

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
  • Woburn Public Schools average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Altavesta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Woburn. The principal of Altavesta Elementary School is Wendy Sprague. 213 students go to Altavesta Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 30% of the 213 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Altavesta Elementary School is 12:1. Linscott-Rumford Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 80%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian 16% %
Hispanic 10% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    It looks to me like you didn't do much spelling homework when you were in school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My third grader has way to much homework it has gotten to the point where he hates school I fight with him everynight to get it done. He has been loaded down with it since Kindergarden. Also his teacher informed us he might as well get use to it that he will receive 2 hours of homework in fourth grade they are little children they have to have time to play and unwind . He will receive the same amount of homework as an 8th grader. This is not fare to the child and to the parents who have to deal with it. Its getting to the point where I will just tell him don't do it and that is teaching him the wrong values. Other then that its a wonderful school .

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is in Kindergarden I think the school is good. They get a lot of stuff done at school. The homework could be a bit more though that is only personal preference.

  • (3 years ago)

    I moved to Woburn recently and my son is attending his second grade at Altavista. He was a little bit behind in reading and doing great in Maths and I was expecting the school to work with him to get him to the expected level (we try on our side to work with him at home every day) but got very disappointed from the way they were handling the case. We are thinking now either to take him to a different school or to homeschool him. My other son attended Woburn street school in Wilmington and we were very happy with the teachers there as well as the principle. They were just great.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been studying in this school since last year (now she is in first grade). This school is really good education is great here especially the work they give to home and the desipline

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