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Acton Public Schools

These results for Acton Public Schools, released in September 2008, are for the MCAS exams taken in the spring of 2008. Source: Massachusetts Department of Education.

District summary

 All Students


 Spring 2008 Exam
% of students at each performance level No. of
students
tested
Advanced/
Above
Proficient
Proficient Needs
Improv.
Warning/
Failing
  Grade 3
English District 30 52 14 4 380
  State 14 41 33 11 70,282
Mathematics District 38 40 17 5 381
  State 25 36 25 14 70,397
  Grade 4
English District 21 59 17 3 398
  State 8 41 39 13 71,159
Mathematics District 43 33 22 2 398
  State 20 29 38 13 71,454
  Grade 5
English District 32 54 12 2 383
  State 13 48 30 9 70,644
Mathematics District 45 34 17 4 385
  State 22 30 30 17 70,748
Science & Tech District 27 46 24 3 385
  State 17 33 38 12 70,689
  Grade 6
English District 44 47 6 3 407
  State 15 52 24 8 71,572
Mathematics District 57 29 8 6 407
  State 23 33 26 18 71,678
  Grade 7
English District -- -- -- -- --
  State 12 57 23 8 72,782
Mathematics District -- -- -- -- --
  State 15 32 29 24 73,167
  Grade 8
English District -- -- -- -- --
  State 12 63 18 7 73,267
Mathematics District -- -- -- -- --
  State 19 30 27 24 73,367
Science & Tech District -- -- -- -- --
  State 3 36 39 22 73,205
  Grade 10
English District -- -- -- -- --
  State 24 51 21 4 71,478
Mathematics District -- -- -- -- --
  State 43 29 19 9 71,176
Science & Tech District -- -- -- -- --
  State 14 43 31 12 72,219

Note: "Placement overall" ranks schools by combining the percentage of students who were either "Advanced" or "Proficient" and comparing that number for each subject and grade with schools across the state. The ranking was done by Boston.com.
Merriam
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 36 50 12 1 74 30 of 1,002
3rd Math 39 46 14 1 74 81 of 1,001
4th English 13 69 18 1 80 45 of 985
4th Math 30 43 28 0 80 128 of 985
5th English 32 58 9 1 90 29 of 912
5th Math 50 32 17 1 90 49 of 912
5th Science 24 48 26 2 90 144 of 912
6th English 42 52 6 0 95 9 of 565
6th Math 47 41 8 3 95 8 of 565

McCarthy-Towne
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 15 68 11 5 73 60 of 1,002
3rd Math 23 32 32 14 73 649 of 1,001
4th English 18 61 14 8 79 71 of 985
4th Math 39 35 22 4 79 115 of 985
5th English 10 66 21 3 70 217 of 912
5th Math 21 36 37 6 70 378 of 912
5th Science 7 49 39 6 70 367 of 912
6th English 38 55 4 3 73 13 of 565
6th Math 60 27 10 3 73 12 of 565

Douglas
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 41 48 8 3 75 13 of 1,002
3rd Math 37 47 15 1 75 95 of 1,001
4th English 11 61 27 1 75 135 of 985
4th Math 36 43 20 1 75 68 of 985
5th English 34 49 18 0 74 118 of 912
5th Math 54 30 11 5 74 37 of 912
5th Science 42 41 16 1 74 45 of 912
6th English 29 57 11 3 75 81 of 565
6th Math 52 31 9 8 75 31 of 565

Gates
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 29 46 24 1 76 166 of 1,002
3rd Math 37 46 13 4 76 108 of 1,001
4th English 25 58 14 3 76 38 of 985
4th Math 59 26 13 1 76 24 of 985
5th English 46 42 7 4 71 51 of 912
5th Math 56 31 8 4 71 23 of 912
5th Science 21 46 30 3 71 217 of 912
6th English 60 36 3 1 77 6 of 565
6th Math 69 23 5 3 77 5 of 565

Luther Conant
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 28 50 16 7 76 124 of 1,002
3rd Math 53 32 12 4 76 81 of 1,001
4th English 39 48 12 1 75 12 of 985
4th Math 56 20 24 0 75 100 of 985
5th English 37 56 7 0 73 11 of 912
5th Math 45 40 12 3 73 31 of 912
5th Science 42 48 10 0 73 8 of 912
6th English 55 36 4 4 74 27 of 565
6th Math 61 24 8 7 74 17 of 565