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Paul F Boston Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 749 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 17, 2010

Boston Middle School is the best middle school around the area of LaPorte. The academic classes teach the students by their level of academics. The sports are fantastic with many different choices for students to choose from. School spirit is all the way! There are also many different extracurricular choices too. Different clubs that Boston holds keeps students participating in things they love. And whomever wrote the review in 2005, I wouldn't blame all of that on the school. Your the parent of your daughter/son and you should take the responsibility to find out how your child is doing. Its not the teachers job to do everything. And as for your child's grades, its also not the teachers fault. they shoul be trying harder and not slqcking off in class. its not that hard. So, yes, Boston Middle School is a school you should very much consider.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

New administrator does not work well with staff . School spirit is on downhill slide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

Our experience with Boston Middle School has been top-notch. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Beginning at the top, they make sure to stress the value of education and reward sucesses. They work hard to build school spirit, not only for Boston, but for the high school, as well. I love being able to check my daughter's grades online. It is very helpful, as long as the teacher keeps their page up-to-date. I highly recommend Boston!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

Boston Middle School is the best school in LaPorte! It has great staff, students, extracurricular activities, and discipline. I dont know about anybody else, but Boston is the most recemmendend school. Consider it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2005

This school does not care about any child that attends. My childs grades have gone from A's to C's. I know it has to do with her as well, However they don't call to let you know if you child needs help. The way they put it is that they don't have the time. NICE! If this is how these teachers feel then perhaps they should get a job at a fast food restaurant, because they missed the whole purpose of becoming a teacher. I would recomment that you consider any other option than this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Boston Middle School is a great school to attend! Boston has good displen!!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 76% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
25%
of schools in the state are Above average

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 72%
Hispanic 13% 10%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black 2% 12%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A46%
Special education 12%N/A14%
English learners 2%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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La Porte, IN 46350
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