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McCormack Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 662 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2012

I love this school so much! It bring back lots of memories in my life. right now I'm a high school student in John D O'Bryant and as a student in middle school (use to be) I would say that this is a great school. When i stepped into that school... at first I thought I would actually fail in every single class but, every single teachers there are actually doing their job and are really committed to every single students.. whether the students like it or not. They would make the students take lots of notes good notes and exercises such as researching and annotating papers in their class. Not only that, the teachers there are VERY organized and they know what they are doing. The students there was also engaged in their class and they love to see their grades on the rating papers on who's first, second, and etc.


Posted October 4, 2009

It has the best team of loving and caring teachers and a new, vibrant leadership team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

No communication or follow up by teachers with parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

they have may different activities for the kids and they really love to learn plus they are very talented
—Submitted by a student


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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
3%
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 Students37%
Female41%
Male30%
African American30%
Asian76%
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male44%
African American36%
Asian90%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners21%
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 Students29%
Female35%
Male23%
African American33%
Asian64%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners3%

Math

All Students18%
Female17%
Male21%
African American15%
Asian47%
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White25%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged12%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners3%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male34%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners9%

Math

All Students21%
Female24%
Male19%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Title I21%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners13%

Science

All Students8%
Female7%
Male9%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners4%
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
Hispanic 41% 16%
Black 36% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
White 10% 67%
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 74%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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315 Mt Vernon St
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: (617) 635-8657

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