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644 Pleasant Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5400

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

We are pleased to present our district and school “report cards.” They contain information about school and district accountability, achievement, our students and teachers, and other important measures of school performance. 

In these reports you will find the following important information about our district and each 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 classroom 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

In Belmont, the Butler and Wellington Elementary Schools receive Title I funds.

Student Assessment on MCAS

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. The district, all elementary schools, and Chenery Middle School received the accountability designation of “no level” because students in these grades participated in the 2017 Next-Generation MCAS tests. The results from the 2017 MCAS will serve as the baseline for a new accountability system, which will be implemented in fall 2018. Belmont High School has been placed into level 2 because students in the high needs subgroup did not meet the gap-narrowing goals.
  • 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. For grades 3-8, there are two achievement percentiles, ELA and math. 
  • 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. Here is the 2017 summary for each school and the district:
School Cumulative PPI  Accountability and Assistance Level  School Percentile
Burbank Elementary School  n/a  No Level ELA 95
Math 99
Butler Elementary School  n/a  No Level ELA 90
Math 92
Wellington Elementary School  n/a  No Level ELA 95
Math 93
Winn Brook Elementary School  n/a  No Level ELA 96
Math 99
Chenery Middle School  n/a  No Level ELA 95
Math 99
Belmont High School  All students 88
 Subgroups 70
 Level 2 86
 District  n/a  No Level n/a 

We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our schools and district. 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 

School report cards are available in all school offices, the Superintendent’s office, the Town Clerk’s office, and the Belmont Public Library. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Janice Darias, Assistant Superintendent, at (617) 993-5410.

Contact Us

  • Administration: 617-993-5400
  • High School: 617-993-5900 
  • Chenery Middle School: 617-993-5800 
  • Butler School: 617-993-5550 
  • Burbank School: 617-993-5500 
  • Wellington School: 617-993-5600 
  • Winn Brook School: 617-993-5700
  • BPS Webmaster: send email

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