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Auburn Middle School

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Posted November 6, 2012

This school is wonderful! We are thrilled with a seventh and sixth grader there this year. There are many activities they can get involved with if they want to my son has done hockey, football, Walk for Life, and there are many other activities offered: band, cross country, basketball. In school there are excellent tech classes offered, as well as advanced placement classes. Both of my children went there through school choice knowing no one and have integrated very well into the school. We feel very lucky to be at Auburn. PS I find the office staff to be pleasant as well... we all have bad days I guess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

I agree with the office staff being rude. Be nice to the secretary or your kid will pay for it. So I bent over backwards for 3 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2010

Office Staff is very rude. I was hung up on in mid sentence when the office felt they no longer had the time to speak with me. They front office if the voice and face of any school, and to act in that manner paints a bad picture for the entire school. Office staff needs re-training in etiquette!


Posted November 21, 2009

This school has great teachers, but not that many extracurricular activities, we do not have many sports other than football, cross country, field hockey, and basketball. Parents are not that involved in our school community and safety and discipline are a very important factor to our principal, Mr. Gagnon. Overall I rate Auburn Middle School a four star academic area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2009

If your child has the slightest challenge, whether it be behavior, special needs, etc do not send them to this school.The teachers, guidence, and principal and vice are clueless and not at all helpful.They just want the challening kids to go away...They are doing a really bad job and in this day and age were there are many troubled youths they really need to step it up..I give them all an d- rating...its really sad......


Posted April 22, 2008

MAny great things (inc. principal) but school is outdated, Vice Principal needs to change attitude and more communication between parents are needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Great school!! The teacher are wonderful and are very involved with the kids and spend time helping each one individually.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

I have two children in this school, and find that all the teachers are hardworking, student centered and dedicated. Issues were handled quickly and discreetly. My opinions are valued and acted upon. I am very happy with the experience so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

We had a daughter in Special Ed at the school for three years. The teachers and administration worked extremely hard with us and made Middle School a successful experience. A major problem was that there was alot of transitions within the Administration (3 principals in 3 years). I would rate the attention and caring high at this school.
—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 67% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

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

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
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 Students88%
Female95%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female67%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female34%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I25%
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

Below 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 87% 67%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
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 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10 Swanson Rd
Auburn, MA 01501
Phone: (508) 832-7722

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