• WEST VILLAGES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Kirk Gibbons, Principal
    760 Osterville W. Barnstable Road Marstons Mills, MA 02648
    Phone: 508-420-1100 & Fax: 508-420-1486

    March 18, 2019

    Dear Families:

    Every year, each public school and school 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. Here is a link to our school’s report card.

    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 that we are a school that does not require assistance from the state and is meeting its targets. You will also notice that our school performs quite well in comparison to the district and the state. To improve student performance in our school, we are developing plans to improve student attendance. Each year, roughly 1/3 of our students are absent 10 days or more. We would like to see this reduced so that all students will benefit from the quality instruction going at West Villages. 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.

    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 contact us at 508-420-1100. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.

    Sincerely,

    Kirk Gibbons, Principal