School Details

Nelson Place

35 Nelson Place, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-3506
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 490 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

58%
33%
57%
64%
43%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
35%
53%
52%
31%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
51%
65%
69%
43%
61%
46%
30%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
52%
67%
85%
44%
60%

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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nelson Place is a public middle school in Worcester. The principal of Nelson Place is Malachi Kelley. 490 students go to Nelson Place and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 490 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Nelson Place is 14:1. Forest Grove Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 14%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 70% 36%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 8%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 12% 38%
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 32% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am not having much luck with this school because there is a serious bully problem in Nelson Place . Is the 4th years of my child suffers bully I don't know what to do . Also racism with black or kids with second idiom . I hope they show some video or the teacher give some reminder in the class to stop my child complain everyday to not go to school I don't know what to do.

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't like this school because the teacher do not give much help to my kids and they not offer after school program to kids needs more improve they prefer retain your child.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has taught my son who is in the first grade how to read respect and be curtious to others. iIgive the school a 7 rating out of 10

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. My oldest son has attended for 3 years and my middle child is entering his 2nd year. I feel the administration is very willing to work with any concerns we've had as parents. We had a bullying issue and Principal Kelly put a stop to it right away. I think it is very important that parents not only communication with teachers/admin but also follow up with our children/teachers/admin to make sure that if there are issues they are being resolved. So far so great at Nelson Place!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has PDD-NOS and transferred to this school from Gates Lane. At first I was nervous because the program she was entering into was in its first year at Nelson Place. But I am pleased. My daughter's teachers really listened to our input when helping her to participate fully in the classroom. A good first year with hopefully more to come.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love my school it is the best i have a very nice teacher and she pushes me hard. I will be a good student in collage and i hope my teacher can see that. I would recomend NPS to other parents who have a kid

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Nelson Place School from Kindergarten until I graduated in 2004. I could not have asked for a better school. When I was there there was a bully there and would sit on my head on the bus and Mr. Kelly put a stop to it the next day. Mr. Kelly has no tolerance for bulling and if you brought it to his attention he would take care of it at ONCE. All you parents that say that school is bad you have not been there for SEVEN YEARS so you probably do not know much about the school. My teachers were excellent. I now attend St. Peter-Marian and almost everyday we talk about the fond memories of NPS.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in the fourth grade and has been in this school since K..he is doing wonderful he has learned so much and still learning! I knew when i was pregnant that i wanted him to go to this school it is as great now as it was when i went here..I love Nelson Place!

  • (10 years ago)

    I could not ask for a better school for my child to attend. The environment is great..small community neighborhood feel. Our daughter is in K and she is accelerating at rates we are extremely happy with. Her teacher is top notch! I can't say enough about the school and its teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school provides no safety from bullying a parent should feel that there children are safe I dont feel that in this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We did not have much luck at this school. Our child was not getting the education she should have. On some days they would watch The Lion King and color all day. There was almost no homework giving to the children and some of the children had displayed bad behavior towards the others. We ended up going with school choice and left the Worcester system. We had two other parents from the same class call and inquire about how we changed schools. These two families also ended up leaving Nelson Place.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our son transfered into Nelson Place in the 4th grade after attending Bancroft School. We had a wonderful experience with the school. He graduated and attended Forest Grove last year and was very prepared and successful in his first year of middle school. We loved the small community feeling and that the principal and staff new our son right away. Nelson Place is a terrfic school.

  • (12 years ago)

    There is a serious bully problem at this school that is not dealt with. It appears that it's easier for the staff to turn a blind eye than get involved and change things.

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Overall score

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