Letter from the Office of the Assistant Superintendent

Dear Families and Community Members:

We are pleased to present our district and school report cards.  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. 

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. 

The report card includes data on how our students performed on MCAS. We know that strong academic outcomes happen when students feel welcomed and supported. We work to ensure that all students have a strong sense of belonging and a positive school experience through a balance of social and emotional well-being and academics. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our district. 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. 

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

If you have questions about our district’s report card, would like to become involved, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact the Assistant Superintendent at 617-993-5410.