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Bellamy Middle School

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Posted May 29, 2010

I'm in my final year at Bellamy Middle School this year. Throughout my academic career in this school, I have failed terribly due to lack of administrative and parental involvement. They throw around detentions and suspension like they're nothing. This year I've maintained an A or B average in all of my classes, with the exemption of Mathematics, but this is no thanks to the administration at Bellamy, it's thanks to the involvement of my adoptive parents. This school requires many, many improvements. First of all would be to intervene more about bullying. I've been bullied all of my three years at Bellamy and there's been little to nothing done about it. (Besides the involvement of my Social Studies teacher, Mr. P, who is a great teacher.) Honestly, this would be a wonderful school if they would just stop calling bullying "drama". It's not drama. It's damage being done. DO SOMETHING.


Posted January 9, 2009

Alright, Bellamy is a pretty awesome school at times. Like, today, we had an assembly of the teachers doing crazy stuff. It was hilarious. In terms of schools, Bellamy's discipline system is absolutely wretched sometimes. I'm in the seventh grade and I've been suspended once, but I know a bunch of people who have been suspended for weeks at a time for ridiculous stuff. The band needs to be more behaved and relaxed and pay more attention to their director, but there's the subject of the director! They should really consider finding a new, more enthusiastic director because the current one is a bit of a downer. The choir is excellent, but they need to increase their volume! Guys, I say this as a fellow member, volume! The choir director is the coolest person ever and is very upbeat and understanding. She'll cut, but only if necessary. All in all...love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2009

This school is ok at times and I should know for that fact that I am going to this school at the time. There are some awesome teachers, cool teachers, and just plain teachers at Bellamy. But there is (so far) one really great teacher. She is so down to Earth and I love her. The principal is the coolest principal ever. Although Bellamy could do a hole lot better with vice principals. Especially after the only good one retired last year. Band could be better including it`s director. Chorus is better. Including it`s director who rocks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

This school is completely awesome and it has the world's best band.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2004

It's funny...I was a former student at BMC many years ago. When I was only in 7th grade, my english teacher assigned my class a 250 word essay to be written and ready for the next day. Well, I decided not to write it, and he sent me to the office. The next day, he sent me there again, and again and again for the rest of the school year. I stayed back because I failed English. My education stopped at 7th grade because of the teachers at BMC. My daughter was there a year ago, she missed 100 days and they still passed her through to 9th grade. Do you want your son or daughter to be passed along, just because they want to get rid of them?
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

2012

 
 
43%

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35%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%

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 78% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students52%
Female64%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students33%
Female36%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I33%
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 Students63%
Female73%
Male56%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students39%
Female35%
Male42%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students11%
Female10%
Male12%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
White16%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities1%
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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50%
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26%
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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 56% 67%
Hispanic 36% 16%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 69%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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314 Pendleton Ave
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: (413) 594-3527

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