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Abigail Adams Middle School

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Posted June 6, 2014

My family and I are fairly new to South Weymouth. At first, we absolutely loved the school and the welcome that they gave us and our child. But unfortunately that was all they had to offer, good talk and a nice smile ... There has been numerous incidents that have taken place between some of the children including our child and as a concerned parent I contacted the school immediately! I was told they would take care of it, further look into the situation and call myself or my husband back. None of that has happened! I tried calling, emailing and have been down to the school more then once and still nothing! Not only have I tried contacting the principal and 2 assist principles but also I CC'd the the school administration office.. Still nothing! Our child is good student and wants to learn without feeling as if she has to look over her shoulder and protect herself since the people in charge don't seem to want to do anything about it. As soon as we are able to, our family is moving to a town with a better, caring school system. Absolutely the worst school we have ever had to deal with!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2014

We are new to Weymouth so far we love this school. The school is old but clean the staff are great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

my child loves this school. he started a st francis and the academic work is harder in public
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

i wnt to this skool the teachers are funn and great they teach you bette than a lot of other skools
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2006

Both middle schools in Weymouth are abysmal. As a substitute teacher in both Abiligail Adams and Chapman Middle, I've seen things in these schools that if the parents knew about, they'd pull their kids out in a heartbeat. There are kids sitting in classes with not just broken English, but NO English whatsoever. Administrators call it 'immersion.' I'd like to see some of the decision makers sit in a class in Tokyo, and try to 'just get' algebra in Japanese. It's absurd. There are at least 4-6 kids in each class with serious behavioral/emotional problems mixed in with kids who want to learn. The capable ones are held back while the teachers spend the bulk of the time trying to stop Jim X from swearing, or threatening another student, or teacher, or kicking over chairs. It's a frightening atmosphere days for both teachers and students alike.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

471 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
55%

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56%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

497 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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47%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
African American35%
Asian64%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners10%

Math

All Students61%
Female64%
Male56%
African American30%
Asian80%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I13%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners40%

Science

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
African American30%
Asian40%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners0%
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%
Female71%
Male59%
African American43%
Asian77%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial50%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female60%
Male55%
African American52%
Asian77%
Hispanic26%
Multiracial50%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities7%
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

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African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 83% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 3% 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 33%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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89 Middle St
East Weymouth, MA 02189
Phone: (781) 335-1100

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