School Report Card

JR Lowell School Report Card 2020
Posted on 02/21/2020

Report Card 

February 28, 2019

Dear Families:

Every year, each public school and their district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at Lowell Report Card and is available online in multiple languages at that link.

The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more.  

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school. 

You will notice on our report card 69% of students in grade 5 scored proficient or advanced in Science. We also increased our overall percentage by 7 points in the category of meets and exceeds in English Language Arts for all students. To improve student performance in our school, we continue to align math curriculum to grade level standards specifically focus on vertical progression and mathematical thinking. We have hired an additional math and literacy coach to support teachers. We are universally assessing students in grades k-5 using iReady software in reading and math. Students with English as a second language are receiving extended learning time before/after school using Imagine Learning.  We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, 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, and

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 




If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please email Stacy.phelan@watertown.k12.ma.us or call 617-926-7770. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.  All are available online in multiple languages at that link.

Sincerely,

Stacy A. Phelan, Principal

Read the Letter from Principal Phelan here