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Wood Hill Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 403 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted November 25, 2013

Two years ago my kids were new to this school. My kids received a great help from their teachers and students to be part of school. We are so glad to moved to Wood Hill School disctrict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

I disagree with the poster who commented that there was racism. Wood Hill is incredibly diverse; and I've noticed nothing in regards to shopping or cliquiness regarding race. That's just foolish. The school is great, the teachers are strict but encouraging and nurturing. We love our experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

This school is full of racist girls and boys who are very judgmental because you do not shop at the stores they shop at! This school has no rules when something happens because they all cover eachother when something is wrong. All the teachers are snobs like the students and they do not accept Spanish people! Which is wrong because they think everyone in the world is white! Also they think everyone who's Spanish is a sped!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2011

A wonderful school that my children love attending. There is no other school they would rather go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

This school is extremely fun with hands-on and amazing teachers and learning style. However, a routine schedule sometimes gets a bit boring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2008

This school uses the expeditionary learning style, every lesson is hands-on and the kids get a much better understanding of the materials as a result. The teachers are superb and the kids are so kind to one another. I really recommend that you enroll your children in this school. Your kids will learn way much more as a result!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2008

This school is very awesome because the teachers help me alot and we get to play a game against the teachers everytime we have a long vacation.Also all the teachers are really fun and energtic.I think its alot worthful to go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

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

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Female95%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian87%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female95%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary 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:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 68%
Asian 16% 6%
Hispanic 7% 15%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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