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West Middle School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted March 14, 2010

The bullying at this school is horrible and the educational opportunities are limited. This school is by far a blemish on the face of education everywhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2009

I was a student for two years at West Jr. High. (I still call it that) Seventh grade was a big transition for me, and if I hadn't been going through personal problems at the time, it would've been a wonderful experience. Eighth grade was the best year of my education so far, and I was extremely sad about leaving. I still cry because I miss it. Most teachers are nice, and they are all very suitable for teaching kids. I envy all those who get to go there this year, and I will always remember it as the best school I ever went to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2009

As a student at West Jr. High , I must say that this is a very fun and safe school. Most of the teachers and faculty are very nice and I learn a lot with advanced classes and helpful teachers. I recommend this school to any child who is ready for Jr.High . They are also adding 6th grade so it will soon be called West Middle School
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2008

Very good school. I am impressed with the new principal and the use of the on-line resource for parents and teachers called teacherease.com
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2008

i love west jr high and so does my son who has been excelling in the school. the teachers are great and as a parent, I love the communication between the parent and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

Its a great school to be in with all the great stuff happening and the education.
—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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
39%

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

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

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
15%
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 Students43%
Female53%
Male33%
African American28%
Asian70%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners18%

Math

All Students38%
Female42%
Male34%
African American22%
Asian53%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners0%
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 Students53%
Female65%
Male43%
African American50%
Asian64%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students30%
Female42%
Male21%
African American21%
Asian63%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners0%
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%
Female84%
Male67%
African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners18%

Math

All Students46%
Female46%
Male47%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students18%
Female15%
Male21%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners0%
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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50%
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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
Black 47% 8%
White 31% 67%
Hispanic 14% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 67%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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271 West St
Brockton, MA 02301
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