February 27, 2023

Dear Families and Caregivers:

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. A link to our school’s report card is available here - 2022 School Report Card - Peirce.

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.

For example, you may notice on our report card that Peirce has highly qualified teachers and our school performs in the 94th percentile when compared with elementary schools across the commonwealth. One step we will make to improve student performance in our school will be focusing on effective writing instruction in the coming year, as writing is shown to be a more challenging area for Peirce students and their peers. We encourage you to continue to help us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your ongoing 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 me at [email protected]. To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit reportcards.doe.mass.edu.


Andrea Vargas, M.Ed.
Peirce School Principal

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