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Waltham Public Schools

These results for Waltham 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 11 38 36 15 343
  State 14 41 33 11 70,282
Mathematics District 17 35 27 20 343
  State 25 36 25 14 70,397
  Grade 4
English District 6 42 40 13 334
  State 8 41 39 13 71,159
Mathematics District 15 26 45 15 333
  State 20 29 38 13 71,454
  Grade 5
English District 15 43 32 9 323
  State 13 48 30 9 70,644
Mathematics District 20 28 33 19 322
  State 22 30 30 17 70,748
Science & Tech District 22 31 38 9 322
  State 17 33 38 12 70,689
  Grade 6
English District 18 50 23 9 349
  State 15 52 24 8 71,572
Mathematics District 16 35 29 19 352
  State 23 33 26 18 71,678
  Grade 7
English District 21 55 17 6 359
  State 12 57 23 8 72,782
Mathematics District 13 30 34 22 359
  State 15 32 29 24 73,167
  Grade 8
English District 17 63 15 5 341
  State 12 63 18 7 73,267
Mathematics District 19 28 29 24 339
  State 19 30 27 24 73,367
Science & Tech District 1 29 46 24 340
  State 3 36 39 22 73,205
  Grade 10
English District 33 46 17 3 356
  State 24 51 21 4 71,478
Mathematics District 43 25 20 12 356
  State 43 29 19 9 71,176
Science & Tech District 16 43 25 17 335
  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.
William F. Stanley Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 10 27 49 14 51 787 of 1,002
3rd Math 18 29 31 22 51 769 of 1,001
4th English 8 49 27 16 63 342 of 985
4th Math 14 27 48 11 63 616 of 985
5th English 22 50 22 6 50 296 of 912
5th Math 16 29 49 6 49 545 of 912
5th Science 14 51 33 2 49 233 of 912

Jonathan Bright Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 9 45 36 9 11 554 of 1,002
3rd Math 9 36 45 9 11 793 of 1,001
4th English 0 14 77 9 22 908 of 985
4th Math 9 18 64 9 22 824 of 985
5th English 13 47 33 7 15 487 of 912
5th Math 13 27 20 40 15 628 of 912
5th Science 7 33 60 0 15 571 of 912

Douglas MacArthur Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 14 41 39 6 51 533 of 1,002
3rd Math 10 52 30 8 50 514 of 1,001
4th English 4 45 43 8 51 467 of 985
4th Math 25 27 37 10 51 433 of 985
5th English 23 46 29 2 48 342 of 912
5th Math 17 48 31 4 48 254 of 912
5th Science 19 40 40 2 48 325 of 912

Northeast Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 11 36 16 36 61 677 of 1,002
3rd Math 26 26 15 33 61 697 of 1,001
4th English 8 48 21 23 62 359 of 985
4th Math 12 35 35 18 60 512 of 985
5th English 2 42 34 22 64 699 of 912
5th Math 14 25 33 28 64 643 of 912
5th Science 20 25 36 19 64 515 of 912

Thomas R. Plympton Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 11 45 36 8 64 521 of 1,002
3rd Math 19 34 28 19 64 680 of 1,001
4th English 8 64 22 6 36 135 of 985
4th Math 33 25 39 3 36 337 of 985
5th English 11 40 44 4 45 618 of 912
5th Math 16 24 36 24 45 628 of 912
5th Science 20 24 51 4 45 524 of 912

James Fitzgerald Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 13 42 37 8 38 533 of 1,002
3rd Math 26 37 26 11 38 493 of 1,001
4th English 0 45 48 6 33 541 of 985
4th Math 0 33 48 18 33 757 of 985
5th English 27 46 27 0 37 267 of 912
5th Math 46 35 16 3 37 58 of 912
5th Science 41 24 27 8 37 233 of 912

Henry Whittemore Elementary
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
3rd Reading 9 40 40 12 43 643 of 1,002
3rd Math 12 40 35 14 43 697 of 1,001
4th English 7 25 55 14 44 723 of 985
4th Math 7 14 57 23 44 877 of 985
5th English 21 40 33 7 43 471 of 912
5th Math 26 19 30 26 43 545 of 912
5th Science 30 26 35 9 43 367 of 912

John F. Kennedy Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
6th English 19 52 16 13 152 272 of 565
6th Math 17 40 26 18 154 278 of 565
7th English 24 53 16 7 180 177 of 464
7th Math 17 33 26 23 179 192 of 463
8th English 26 54 13 7 151 215 of 462
8th Math 23 25 25 26 150 241 of 462
8th Science 2 39 37 22 150 203 of 462

John W. McDevitt Middle School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
5th English 1 0 of 912
5th Math 1 0 of 912
5th Science 1 0 of 912
6th English 18 49 27 6 181 324 of 565
6th Math 17 34 33 17 181 343 of 565
7th English 21 58 18 3 160 152 of 464
7th Math 11 30 41 19 161 280 of 463
8th English 11 72 15 3 180 180 of 462
8th Math 16 31 33 20 178 253 of 462
8th Science 1 22 55 22 179 327 of 462

Waltham Sr. High School
Grade/
Subject
% Advanced % Proficient % Needs
improving
% Warning/
Failing
Students
tested
Placement
overall
10th English 35 48 15 3 337 124 of 349
10th Math 45 26 19 11 338 205 of 346
10th Science 16 44 24 16 322 170 of 340