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Wamsutta Middle School

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Posted October 7, 2009

Last school year I had the opportunity to do a long term substitte positiom. The staff at Wamsutta are a wonderful crew of people. The 5th graders I taught Math and Science welcomed me as if I were their regular teacher. They worked very hard for me ~ what a great group of kids! I had the experience of a lifetime. Carlene Quaglia
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2007

Wamsutta is a safe, clean, well organized and well managed middle school. Each grade has it's own area of the school so new 5th graders aren't in the mix with the 8th graders. The teaching staff are educated, committed and really care about their students. There are many after school programs for the kids including a homework help class. My children have always felt safe at Wamsutta, I know they are learning and enjoying their middle school years. All 3 of my children have been honor roll students coming out of Wamsutta. Dave Sutherland was one of the absolute best principals the school has ever had. I feel fortunate that my children had the opportunity to be under his careful and caring authority. He was a great asset to the school.
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Posted December 10, 2004

I have been a student at Wamsutta for 4 years now. The school has a very friendly and safe atmosphere. The teachers and all the administartors are very helpful and friendly. They deal with all problems very well and they make all the students feel very safe to be at school. All in all i belive this school is an amazing one and I would tell anyone wondering about it to come to our school because it is an awesome place! Every day is a great day here at Wamsutta Middle School!
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Posted June 17, 2004

A few months ago I was mobilised by the Army to go to Irak. I had to transfer my daughter into Wamsutta at the last minute and in the middle of semesters. I have no regrets. They got her on the bus list the same day, the school counselor gave us a tour and made her feel very comfortable, all the teachers including the nurse made us feel right at home. They have all been patient with my daughter, they understand what she is going through I can not be happier with the personal treatment they have given me and my daughter. It was a great choice and I would recommend this school to any parent who is over protective of their child. I didnt have much faith in the public school system before because of the city I use to live in, like I said, I have no regrets.
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Posted October 21, 2003

The only concerns I have are that the kids needing computers in their classrooms to help them be good learners are few and far between. The special ed program needs lots of work the kids are not getting enough help. Advocates are necessary to give these kids success.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%
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

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

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 Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners15%

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners23%

Science

All Students42%
Female39%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners8%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners23%

Math

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners15%
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%
Female79%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female35%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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 71% 67%
Hispanic 15% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 36%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Locust St
Attleboro, MA 02703
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