Gates Elementary School

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75 Spruce St

Acton, MA 01720

(978) 266-2570

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 490

Students Per Teacher: 20

Parent Reviews

5 Parent Reviews for Gates Elementary School

A horrendous school now. Parent involvement has plummeted. Lack of leadership and vision by the principal, who is also a twit. Bullying runs rampant here and good luck getting them to acknowledge that, even when they are presented with concrete proof like a screen grab of cyber bullying. They'll ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/14

If you have a special needs kid, move to another district. I m sure they'll be thrilled I m telling you this as they don t seem to want to help kids with special needs at all and would rather put their money into getting better test scores. Never in my life have I been more disappointed in a "highly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/07/13

Gates is a wonderful school for my children! Gates is a very balanced school, combining strong academics with hands on lessons and student activities. My children have had wonderful, dedicated teachers that are truly talented with their own styles that work for the children. The teachers are very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/26/11

My son transferred to Gates this year from McCarthy-Towne. It was the best decision we have ever made. He loves it! It is appropriately academically interesting and challenging for a bright and eager student. My son even got elected to the student council! The parents are wonderful and welcoming! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/13/08

One of 5 choices for elementary schools in Acton. Gates is a traditional school which rates as one of the best elementary schools in MA. The teachers like to teach and the administration likes the teachers and the students. I have had 3 children go through Gates. I highly recommend it.

Posted by a parent on 06/20/04

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Test scores
Test scores for Gates Elementary School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Gates Elementary School
Acton Public Schools
* In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Acton schools — Gates Elementary School is located at 75 Spruce St, Acton MA 01720. 75 Spruce St is in the 01720 ZIP code in Acton, MA The school district for Gates Elementary School is the Acton Public Schools. Gates Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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