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Peabody Public Schools

These results for Peabody 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 12 42 36 10 466
  State 14 41 33 11 70,282
Mathematics District 18 42 28 12 465
  State 25 36 25 14 70,397
  Grade 4
English District 8 44 38 10 490
  State 8 41 39 13 71,159
Mathematics District 17 25 44 14 491
  State 20 29 38 13 71,454
  Grade 5
English District 15 53 27 5 465
  State 13 48 30 9 70,644
Mathematics District 20 30 34 17 466
  State 22 30 30 17 70,748
Science & Tech District 15 40 38 7 466
  State 17 33 38 12 70,689
  Grade 6
English District 13 57 22 7 510
  State 15 52 24 8 71,572
Mathematics District 22 31 29 19 510
  State 23 33 26 18 71,678
  Grade 7
English District 8 60 27 5 502
  State 12 57 23 8 72,782
Mathematics District 11 31 31 28 507
  State 15 32 29 24 73,167
  Grade 8
English District 12 68 17 3 487
  State 12 63 18 7 73,267
Mathematics District 17 30 30 23 484
  State 19 30 27 24 73,367
Science & Tech District 1 42 41 15 484
  State 3 36 39 22 73,205
  Grade 10
English District 14 55 26 6 449
  State 24 51 21 4 71,478
Mathematics District 40 27 22 11 448
  State 43 29 19 9 71,176
Science & Tech District 6 39 41 15 434
  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.
Samuel Brown
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 8 46 32 14 65 554 of 1,002
3rd Math 25 48 14 14 65 291 of 1,001
4th English 8 35 41 15 71 564 of 985
4th Math 13 20 45 23 71 757 of 985
5th English 13 46 33 8 48 510 of 912
5th Math 18 37 27 18 49 410 of 912
5th Science 24 31 37 8 49 379 of 912

John E. Burke
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 10 57 17 16 58 311 of 1,002
3rd Math 19 38 28 16 58 615 of 1,001
4th English 17 54 24 6 54 152 of 985
4th Math 26 26 38 9 53 433 of 985
5th English 14 59 17 10 59 267 of 912
5th Math 31 25 32 12 59 401 of 912
5th Science 19 51 25 5 59 174 of 912

Thomas Carroll
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 21 33 42 4 81 554 of 1,002
3rd Math 16 43 31 10 80 573 of 1,001
4th English 7 45 36 12 75 418 of 985
4th Math 12 28 42 18 76 637 of 985
5th English 8 50 40 2 106 531 of 912
5th Math 13 26 36 24 107 643 of 912
5th Science 15 34 43 8 107 459 of 912

Center
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 2 47 34 17 59 643 of 1,002
3rd Math 14 39 27 20 59 680 of 1,001
4th English 6 45 39 10 69 441 of 985
4th Math 24 20 41 15 71 574 of 985
5th English 18 55 24 4 51 267 of 912
5th Math 25 31 25 18 51 401 of 912
5th Science 22 49 20 10 51 155 of 912

John E. McCarthy
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 22 30 43 5 37 588 of 1,002
3rd Math 19 30 41 11 37 749 of 1,001
4th English 5 38 51 5 39 564 of 985
4th Math 29 24 42 5 38 422 of 985
5th English 24 55 18 2 49 174 of 912
5th Math 27 35 35 4 49 290 of 912
5th Science 10 31 57 2 49 560 of 912

William E. Welch Sr
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 7 42 42 9 43 643 of 1,002
3rd Math 16 49 26 9 43 457 of 1,001
4th English 0 28 63 9 57 766 of 985
4th Math 7 29 57 7 56 705 of 985
5th English 15 61 22 2 41 217 of 912
5th Math 8 30 50 13 40 657 of 912
5th Science 0 53 45 3 40 408 of 912

South Memorial
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 12 46 37 5 57 485 of 1,002
3rd Math 20 45 29 7 56 457 of 1,001
4th English 12 49 25 13 67 290 of 985
4th Math 12 24 51 13 67 705 of 985
5th English 26 57 17 0 58 118 of 912
5th Math 24 21 40 16 58 545 of 912
5th Science 17 41 40 2 58 342 of 912

West Memorial
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 20 38 42 0 50 485 of 1,002
3rd Math 20 48 30 2 50 396 of 1,001
4th English 10 62 28 0 50 135 of 985
4th Math 20 40 36 4 50 299 of 985
5th English 11 51 35 3 37 456 of 912
5th Math 19 49 24 8 37 208 of 912
5th Science 11 41 43 5 37 417 of 912

J. Henry Higgins Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 14 58 22 7 499 256 of 565
6th Math 22 31 29 18 498 321 of 565
7th English 8 61 27 5 484 257 of 464
7th Math 11 32 31 26 486 258 of 463
8th English 12 69 16 2 467 204 of 462
8th Math 18 30 30 21 466 241 of 462
8th Science 1 43 42 13 467 182 of 462

Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 15 56 25 5 431 225 of 349
10th Math 40 28 22 10 431 225 of 346
10th Science 6 39 41 14 427 237 of 340