Greenmont Avenue School

Welcome to the

Greenmont Avenue

Elementary School!

"Home of the Gators!"

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!

Our 24th annual Grandparent Luncheon
will take place on Thursday, May 1st!!!!
 
 
 
 
2014-2015 Kindergarten Registration 
 
All schools use the same registration paperwork and process.  If you are a family who has been redistricted to the new Englesby Elementary School  or a different school for next year, you should go to your current neighborhood school for Kindergarten Registration.  All paperwork and information will be transferred to the new school.  Our Kindergarten Screening process is also identical.  Each school uses the same screening tool/test and collects the same data.
 
 

2014 MCAS Testing Dates

Grade 3

Mathematics - Wednesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 8th 

 

Grade 4

Mathematics - Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th 

 

 

What's going on at Greenmont?

                         

Greenmont Avenue School celebrates 100 Day!!!
 

 

Have you filled a bucket today?

 

 

 

Greenmont Avenue Elementary School Report Card

December 13, 2013

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to enclose an overview of our school’s “report card”. Report cards answer important questions about a school's overall performance and contain specific information about student enrollment and teacher qualifications, student achievement, accountability, how a school is performing relative to other schools in the district and the state, and the progress made toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.

In this report you will find the following important information about our school:
Student enrollment and teacher quality: This section of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. If your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

Student assessment on MCAS and other tests: This section of the report shows how our students are performing on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests as compared to the district and the state.
School and district accountability information: This section of the report contains three important pieces of information:

  • Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Our school has been placed into Level 2 because we have not meet the target achievement goals set by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
  • School Percentiles: A school percentile between 1 and 99 is reported for most schools. This number shows the overall performance of our school relative to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school percentile is 49. This means that our school is performing higher than 49 percent of the elementary schools in the state.
  • Progress and Performance Index (PPI): The PPI is a number that indicates our school’s progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, or, in other words, helping all students reach proficiency and be prepared for success after high school. Massachusetts has set a goal of reducing proficiency gaps by half between the years 2011 and 2017. For a group of students to be considered to be making sufficient progress toward narrowing proficiency gaps, its cumulative PPI must be 75 or higher.

To improve student achievement in our school, we are working to further align our curriculum with the Massachusetts Common Core State Standards, develop tools to identify students who need further support and strengthen our instructional practices to provide a rigorous and engaging learning experience for students.  Our school improvement plan outlines goals that target math instruction and assessment, reading instruction and implementation of a Response to Intervention model.

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:

  • Encouraging your child’s learning at home
  • Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings
  • Serving as a volunteer in our school or district
  • Encouraging other parents to become involved

For more information about our school’s report card or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact the building principal, Nicholas Botelho at nbotelho@dracutps.org or by calling the school at 978-453-1797

Sincerely,

Nicholas A. Botelho

 

Annual School Report Card