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Cyril K. Brennan Middle School

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Posted June 16, 2012

My 11 year old son attended this school for two years and we decided to move to Marshfield. We thought it would be a better area to live and figured the school system would be much better if not on the same level. We were so wrong! Not only is the school here over rated, but they do not have ANY of the decent programs this school offers. Our family is looking to move back ASAP just so my son can attend this school in the fall. A+ teachers that really do go above and beyond for the students. You can not find quality like this anywhere, not even in the suburbs.
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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 65% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
53%
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 67% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students69%
Female80%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female78%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female62%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I18%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I48%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I48%
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 Students76%
Female88%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial72%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female63%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial45%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female46%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
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

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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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Math growth at this school

Above 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 73% 67%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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