Nessacus Regional Middle School

5/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
23
Grades
6-8
Students
445
Type
Public
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Academics
6/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Worth a deeper look:

Test scores at this school are about the same as the state average, though still below the top-performing schools in the state. Because test scores in some states are so low, many students at this school may not be performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and ask the school what it’s doing to accelerate progress for students.


English
58%
State avg: 60%
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Math
53%
State avg: 52%
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Science
38%
State avg: 54%
4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as many schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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White
92%
Hispanic
4%
Two or more races
2%
Asian
1%
Black
1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
11 :1
State avg: 14 :1
Students per counselor
202 :1
State avg: 357 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
14%
State avg: 14%
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Neighborhood
35 Fox Road
Dalton, MA 01226
John Martin - Principal
(413) 684-4214
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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