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East Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted October 27, 2013

east middle school is a top notch community school with great teachers and kids. the staff is friendly and so are the children! an asset to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

This is my first year at East, I am a 6th grader. Mr. Sheehan (principal) is the best. He works well with all of my classmates and 7 + 8th grade students. All of my teachers are amazing! I look foward to my years that follow!


Posted October 3, 2009

This is our first year at East. My daughter attends 6th grade there and we look forward to the new year and many years to follow.. So far our East experience has been a positive one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

East was the best school my three daughters ever went to. Everything about it was great. The teachers were very helpful and made my daughters enjoy their 3 years there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

My daughter is a 6th grader and I find that she is doing very well academically. She reports that the school's milieu is typical.The principal is very accessable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

East Middle School in Braintree is a very good public school. I have one child that already graduated from it and another child that is still in it. Michael Connolly is the principal and he is the best. What I personally like about him is that he is very visible both inside and outside the school and he is genuinely concerned about our childrens education and their safety. The office staff and teachers at East are very good and they seem to know their subjects well and always challenge the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
African American56%
Asian74%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male81%
African American70%
Asian92%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities44%
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%
Female92%
Male87%
African American70%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African American40%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
African American94%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
African American68%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female55%
Male60%
African American37%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
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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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 79% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 7% 8%
Hispanic 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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305 River St
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 380-0170

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