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Wm H Galvin Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 751 students

 
 

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Posted June 7, 2011

I really love this school but mainly because I know everyone. The teachers are alright, not that different. The principal is always in funny mood and makes the learning atmosphere great! The assistant principal in the other hand, Mr.Walsh is always in a angry mood and many people are scared of him. If someone does something bad, he gives you a very harsh punishment. Also the teachers yell at you. They are never in a good mood. You get a lot of homework and tests and quizzes. Plus there are very short lunches. The students are okay but if you are not popular you won't find any one to hang out with. Many people came as new students here and they hated going to this school because they were not popular. Students will have hard times to make friends and since the academic level is higher you will see a drop in students grades. As you see the MCAS avarages for this school is 75%. That is horrible.


Posted October 3, 2009

I love the diversity and the way teachers and students respect and care about each other
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2009

The school is pretty good, not the best and the school seems to have different teams, x and y, do different things. For example, one team gets to put there project in a contest and the other gets to do work, which is always my team. It is not the fairest middle school... :( The lunches are short and the teachers are making new rules that we have to follow, but they don't. Meaning if we get seen with candy or gum we get a warning and the second time we get sent to the office. Meanwhile the teachers get to chew gum and stuff. Also, teachers do not seem to understand students and some just don't care! This school needs to change. I know I might be just a 7th grader, but I think that there needs to be change now!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2006

Teachers are strict and excellent. Fitting in is difficult if you are not 'popular' (as it is with most middle schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 20, 2004

Hey I am a student at the Galvin and the school isn't the best but it's pretty good the teachers give out fair grades. the lunch breaks are fine and the school is run pretty good the principal is very funny and friendly. overall the Galvin is a very good school it's not the best but it's definatly up there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2004

I was a studeent at Galvin Middle about 8 years ago. I noticed that there was alot of racism (mainly discriminating any type of asian students) coming from a few teachers, and alot of students. The athletic program was BS, there were students doing PE in jeans and tiny t-shirts (there should be a p.e uniform), and most teachers had favourites that they gave high scores to despite the studedents actual grade in the class. There was only a 20 minute lunch break in the entire day whivh i felt was quite atrocios. Overall the school had many flaws and needs to learn a thing or two.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

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

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
African American47%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial70%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
African American26%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial50%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
African American50%
Asian83%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
African American35%
Asian78%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
African American73%
Asian86%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
African American42%
Asian85%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
African American31%
Asian86%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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:

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50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 80% 68%
Black 8% 8%
Asian 5% 6%
Hispanic 3% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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