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Joseph H Martin

Public | 5-7 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted June 15, 2013

I love it here at Martin. The teachers are fantastic and the school has really fun things planned after school. Such as movie nights, dances, drama club, after school sports, soccer, basketball, and many others.


Posted January 1, 2010

I am a 7th grade student at martin middle school, and i love the school. The teachers are great, the principle and vice principle are fantastic, and there is so much to learn. The academics can be a little challenging but they are rewarding. This school has after-school activities, school dances, and a well organized cafeteria. Personally this school is by far the best out of the different Schools I've been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2008

i got to this school and im in the 8th grade and i love this school the teachers are great and the work done here i irresistable! By: caitlyn feeney
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2007

I have worked at Martin for over ten years. Although I really liked the old principal, I have to admit I think Mr Baratta is fantastic. He is what the school needed. He keeps the teachers teaching, not slacking off just so they can have an easy day. The kids are learning! I can finally say I am proud to work at Martin because I feel the kids are being made to learn.! Mr Baratta had to step up hard! He had to improve the school, and get the numbers up from years of teaching neglect. He is a caring principal who does not have to yell to be understood. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2007

I think Martin Middle is a wonderful school. My daughter has kept up with her grade since she started to go to middle school she has had a wonderful first year at Martin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

Thank goodness for the new principal! It was time. After School Sports is the best thing for my child. And its free!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

I have found that if a child has a learning disability the martin does not have enought help. They care more about the mcas scores.First they said my child was born in the wrong month, then they 'socially' promoted him because he is too old for the grade they made him enter. If he went in in the year he should have he would have been the right age but the school system here said no. Now they claim he is too old for his grade so they up and socially promote without notice.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
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 67% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
58%
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%
Male56%
African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male41%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students64%
Female72%
Male56%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
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 Students65%
Female78%
Male51%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female40%
Male35%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
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%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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 77% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Black 8% 8%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 46%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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131 Caswell St
East Taunton, MA 02718
Phone: (508) 821-1250

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