Yesterday, we took a look at district results overall on the MCAS from this past spring, and today we're looking at just the elementary grades.
In elementary school, only grades 3-5 are tested on the MCAS. The English Language Arts component is just reading for third-graders while fifth-graders are introduced to the science and technology/engineering section for the first time.
The state average for proficient or higher in grades 3-5 on ELA is 60 percent, math is 56 percent and science is 52 percent.
In the aggregate, Peabody elementary pupils scored 61 percent proficient or higher on ELA (the same as last year), 49 percent on math (3 points down from 2011) and right at 52 percent on science (3 points up from 2011).
Sixty-one percent of third-graders scored well on math, but the results for fourth- and fifth-graders were 38 percent and 48 percent, respectively.
Noteworthy on ELA results is that the highest scores came from third-graders, who were 7 points above the state average for reading.
As for the scoring category of "needs improvement," 4 percent more fifth-graders are in that column this year on ELA and 6 percent on math, while 4 percent fewer fourth-graders are in that column for both sections. Third-graders' reading scores in that column have improved by 8 percent since 2011.
Here's a look at how each of the city's eight elementary schools did this past spring:School Subject Proficient or Advanced Brown School ELA 49 Math 40 Sci & Tech 35 Burke School
ELA 75 Math 57 Sci & Tech 68 Carroll School ELA 67 Math 52 Sci & Tech 51 Center School ELA 66 Math 51 Science 53 McCarthy School ELA 66 Math 63 Sci & Tech 56 South School ELA 69 Math 52 Sci & Tech 55 Welch School ELA 53 Math 45 Sci & Tech 48 West School ELA 47 Math 45 Sci & Tech 47