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Newton Public Schools

These results for Newton 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 28 47 20 5 893
  State 14 41 33 11 70,282
Mathematics District 44 35 15 5 894
  State 25 36 25 14 70,397
  Grade 4
English District 14 53 27 5 906
  State 8 41 39 13 71,159
Mathematics District 38 35 23 5 905
  State 20 29 38 13 71,454
  Grade 5
English District 29 53 14 3 853
  State 13 48 30 9 70,644
Mathematics District 49 31 15 5 856
  State 22 30 30 17 70,748
Science & Tech District 31 39 26 4 855
  State 17 33 38 12 70,689
  Grade 6
English District 30 56 11 3 836
  State 15 52 24 8 71,572
Mathematics District 46 33 14 7 835
  State 23 33 26 18 71,678
  Grade 7
English District 25 60 13 2 815
  State 12 57 23 8 72,782
Mathematics District 38 35 18 10 820
  State 15 32 29 24 73,167
  Grade 8
English District 25 65 7 3 798
  State 12 63 18 7 73,267
Mathematics District 43 33 16 9 798
  State 19 30 27 24 73,367
Science & Tech District 9 56 27 9 798
  State 3 36 39 22 73,205
  Grade 10
English District 37 52 9 2 923
  State 24 51 21 4 71,478
Mathematics District 68 21 9 2 921
  State 43 29 19 9 71,176
Science & Tech District 37 45 16 2 867
  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.
A. E. Angier
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 39 43 16 1 69 73 of 1,002
3rd Math 46 37 14 3 70 108 of 1,001
4th English 13 63 17 7 60 96 of 985
4th Math 30 33 32 5 60 247 of 985
5th English 32 57 10 2 63 42 of 912
5th Math 51 30 17 2 63 58 of 912
5th Science 58 24 18 0 62 50 of 912

Bowen
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 38 46 14 3 72 46 of 1,002
3rd Math 56 32 8 4 72 47 of 1,001
4th English 25 52 21 2 61 85 of 985
4th Math 44 36 13 7 61 60 of 985
5th English 52 38 6 4 50 29 of 912
5th Math 54 24 18 4 50 81 of 912
5th Science 30 44 20 6 50 123 of 912

C. C. Burr
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 38 47 16 0 58 38 of 1,002
3rd Math 59 31 9 2 58 36 of 1,001
4th English 23 61 14 2 57 31 of 985
4th Math 40 39 21 0 57 68 of 985
5th English 45 45 9 0 44 29 of 912
5th Math 64 18 16 2 44 49 of 912
5th Science 48 34 16 2 44 50 of 912

Cabot
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 24 61 12 3 74 38 of 1,002
3rd Math 57 30 9 4 74 56 of 1,001
4th English 13 47 32 8 62 304 of 985
4th Math 21 45 29 5 62 209 of 985
5th English 26 63 10 1 70 42 of 912
5th Math 47 31 16 6 70 81 of 912
5th Science 26 56 16 3 70 50 of 912

Countryside
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 18 42 34 6 67 455 of 1,002
3rd Math 39 31 18 12 67 351 of 1,001
4th English 8 54 28 10 71 265 of 985
4th Math 39 29 25 7 72 182 of 985
5th English 21 56 19 4 72 200 of 912
5th Math 33 44 16 7 73 91 of 912
5th Science 25 44 26 5 73 188 of 912

Franklin
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 16 52 23 9 64 293 of 1,002
3rd Math 41 34 22 3 64 241 of 1,001
4th English 3 49 37 11 65 418 of 985
4th Math 29 43 25 3 65 135 of 985
5th English 18 48 25 9 56 394 of 912
5th Math 41 30 18 11 56 161 of 912
5th Science 20 27 43 11 56 491 of 912

Lincoln-Eliot
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 12 45 38 5 42 505 of 1,002
3rd Math 24 40 33 2 42 475 of 1,001
4th English 11 48 35 7 46 315 of 985
4th Math 26 35 33 7 46 272 of 985
5th English 24 46 28 2 46 321 of 912
5th Math 30 43 20 7 46 138 of 912
5th Science 13 33 48 7 46 500 of 912

Horace Mann
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 28 43 25 5 65 235 of 1,002
3rd Math 37 37 18 8 65 269 of 1,001
4th English 7 69 18 7 61 96 of 985
4th Math 52 33 11 3 61 24 of 985
5th English 16 64 18 2 44 162 of 912
5th Math 55 27 9 9 44 49 of 912
5th Science 30 41 27 2 44 155 of 912

Mason-Rice
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 50 37 11 2 54 22 of 1,002
3rd Math 54 33 9 4 54 56 of 1,001
4th English 20 60 17 3 75 60 of 985
4th Math 65 20 12 3 75 24 of 985
5th English 32 57 10 2 63 42 of 912
5th Math 56 24 19 2 63 66 of 912
5th Science 41 41 16 2 63 50 of 912

Peirce
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 25 42 25 8 64 311 of 1,002
3rd Math 38 42 13 8 64 156 of 1,001
4th English 30 55 12 3 60 21 of 985
4th Math 41 37 20 2 59 80 of 985
5th English 60 24 16 0 50 110 of 912
5th Math 64 20 14 2 50 37 of 912
5th Science 44 30 22 4 50 123 of 912

Memorial Spaulding
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 23 49 23 5 78 216 of 1,002
3rd Math 46 24 24 5 78 351 of 1,001
4th English 6 40 48 5 77 520 of 985
4th Math 21 39 34 5 76 299 of 985
5th English 18 64 15 4 80 131 of 912
5th Math 56 32 10 2 81 20 of 912
5th Science 17 58 23 1 81 112 of 912

Underwood
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 19 49 22 11 37 293 of 1,002
3rd Math 38 35 16 11 37 291 of 1,001
4th English 10 63 25 2 60 122 of 985
4th Math 37 43 17 3 60 60 of 985
5th English 41 46 13 0 54 63 of 912
5th Math 48 37 15 0 54 31 of 912
5th Science 43 30 28 0 54 134 of 912

John Ward
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 36 44 21 0 39 105 of 1,002
3rd Math 46 46 8 0 39 17 of 1,001
4th English 39 50 11 0 36 7 of 985
4th Math 67 28 6 0 36 3 of 985
5th English 49 47 2 2 45 4 of 912
5th Math 71 24 2 2 45 2 of 912
5th Science 38 36 27 0 45 123 of 912

Williams
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 24 52 19 6 54 156 of 1,002
3rd Math 33 43 13 11 54 219 of 1,001
4th English 2 37 56 5 41 632 of 985
4th Math 27 41 22 10 41 182 of 985
5th English 14 66 18 2 50 162 of 912
5th Math 38 38 20 4 50 105 of 912
5th Science 18 38 42 2 50 367 of 912

Zervas
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 35 51 12 2 43 30 of 1,002
3rd Math 51 37 12 0 43 47 of 1,001
4th English 18 59 23 0 56 85 of 985
4th Math 39 25 29 7 56 239 of 985
5th English 13 73 12 2 52 76 of 912
5th Math 51 36 8 6 53 23 of 912
5th Science 30 45 17 8 53 112 of 912

Bigelow Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 27 59 12 2 155 81 of 565
6th Math 42 34 18 6 154 79 of 565
7th English 24 62 12 2 153 93 of 464
7th Math 38 35 19 8 157 50 of 463
8th English 21 68 8 4 160 101 of 462
8th Math 47 31 13 9 161 34 of 462
8th Science 12 53 24 11 161 50 of 462

Charles E. Brown Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 29 57 11 3 214 81 of 565
6th Math 48 34 13 5 214 39 of 565
7th English 36 58 5 1 221 16 of 464
7th Math 45 37 13 4 223 10 of 463
8th English 29 65 5 1 199 34 of 462
8th Math 51 31 13 6 199 15 of 462
8th Science 9 64 21 6 199 21 of 462

F. A. Day Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 35 53 11 2 268 53 of 565
6th Math 48 33 15 4 268 45 of 565
7th English 20 64 14 3 236 107 of 464
7th Math 31 36 20 13 236 79 of 463
8th English 25 64 9 3 240 101 of 462
8th Math 35 39 18 8 238 48 of 462
8th Science 10 57 26 8 238 45 of 462

Oak Hill Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 27 57 12 3 179 108 of 565
6th Math 48 33 12 8 178 45 of 565
7th English 21 58 17 3 187 152 of 464
7th Math 39 31 19 12 186 64 of 463
8th English 26 65 6 3 180 70 of 462
8th Math 45 30 16 8 179 46 of 462
8th Science 4 51 36 9 179 111 of 462

Newton North High School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 37 52 9 2 459 78 of 349
10th Math 64 26 8 2 456 46 of 346
10th Science 37 45 16 2 434 51 of 340

Newton South High School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 39 53 8 0 436 46 of 349
10th Math 75 16 9 0 438 38 of 346
10th Science 37 46 15 1 415 45 of 340