Carlton Elementary School

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10 Skerry St

Salem, MA 01970

(978) 740-1280

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 222

Students Per Teacher: 7

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Carlton Elementary School

Carlton School is currently being run by a principal who, in the name of high-stakes testing, gives up on quality teaching in order to teach to the test. Open responses all day before the ELA MCAS? You betcha. Extra hour of math leading up to the Math MCAS? Yep. I have watched my child change drastically ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/01/14

Carlton Innovation School - what can I say, but "WOW!" The Carlton teachers and staff really pulled-together this year and had an amazing impact with the kids. Teachers are instructing students at their level, recognizing their individual learning abilities and fostering their potential. Arts, music, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/13

What's not to love about the city's only green school? From healthy snacks grown in our garden to the recycling program and biodegradable straws in the cafeteria to energy efficient lights throughout the building to the tide pool in the science room. This school is doing it's part and setting a great ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/22/09

Friendly supportive staff, everyone I have had the pleasure to meet. More of a family atmosphere than a school community. the smallness adds to the family feel of the school. Carlton is also a green school where they try to teach the children reduce, reuse, recycle! the school's golden rule is to treat ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/15/09

My older child went through this school and I was very happy with the quality of teaching and atmosphere. However, The recent staff changes and cuts have really directly affected all this and I no longer feel this is a quality school.I have transfered my child to another Salem school

Posted by a parent on 07/13/09

I give this school a 5 star, my child attended this school from first grade until she graduated from 5th grade. The teachers including the principle were the most dedicate educational professionals I have experience for a small school. Each child was known by their names not by their class number or ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/12/09

A plus for a small school but that's where it falls short. Most of the staff is supportive but a large majority is not. The school atmosphere is very negative. They put children in lower grades for punishment which is humiliating and lowers the Childs self esteem. Schools supposed to be a positive experience ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/13/09

Terrific newly constructed green school with small community school feeling. Some teachers have been there for over 20 years!!

Posted by a parent on 11/06/08

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Test scores for Carlton Elementary School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Carlton Elementary School
Salem 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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Salem schools — Carlton Elementary School is located at 10 Skerry St, Salem MA 01970. 10 Skerry St is in the 01970 ZIP code in Salem, MA The school district for Carlton Elementary School is the Salem Public Schools. Carlton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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