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Walsh Middle School

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Posted March 12, 2013

Walsh is a Great school.My daughter transferred there in her last year.The whole administration is excellent! They make you feel very welcomed.Teacher are great.I highly recommend this middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

disappointed, parents need school to change policies regading help without fear for their children. teachers don't help students from bullies in school, staff ignore and can't handle hallways, very noisy, lots of silent lunches given to students is how they approach the problem, but don't address why things happen and teach a better way to avoid more issues. Teachers need to help students not send them to office for automatic detention which what is given if your sent to the office. Parent, students voice their opinion but staff will utlimately decide outcome without parent with student meetings with staff to get ultimate full version of what happens inside the school. Teachers fear to get involved within their classes to keep their job very sad. Teaching is to help students not teach for your summers off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My nieces and nefews go to Crestwood in Florida, but i must say, my children moved from fuller to Walsh and it has been truly breathtaking to see how much they have improved academically. I would recommend this school to anyone, anyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

I am a student currently attending Walsh Middle School, and am in the seventh grade. I have found the teachers to be efficient and helpful, as well as entertaining. The school has offered me more than other schools can, by rewarding my high achievements and providing me with advanced challenging classes. I enjoy Walsh very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

Terrific teachers and principal! Could not say enough about how it is run and the care and education the kids receive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

This is an excellent school for children! It is an organized school and the teachers are very considerate and understanding. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

Walsh Middle School has been a great experience for our daughter. The teachers have been extremely supportive and the atmosphere is high energy and happy. The expectation from everyone is high and they challenge the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

What a terrific school! A vibrant, supportive school community, excellent academic support services, an awesome music and theatre arts program, lots of after school activities, and an administration that understands the unique needs of middle-schoolers. Our oldest child loves it and our younger children can't wait to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

i love the communication between the teachers and home. we receive email everyday telling what projects, homework and test my child should be prepared to take. this is something i wish would carry over to the high school, something my high school junior could use.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Walsh has been a good experience in the sense that teachers have great communication via e-mail, so it enables me to keep on top opf things. I am very pleased with the Prinicipal who has been very open and receptive to suggestions. I am disappointed on the whole by the lack of differentiation that exists in the school system itself. Parents have to fight quite a bit on their childs behalf to have individual needs met. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, its great. If you are working parents with too much on thier plate, and need the help from the school system, look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2003

My son is having a great middle school experience at Walsh! He was assessed in elementary school as being gifted, and he finds the classes at Walsh engaging and challenging. His teachers have high standards for both work and behavior. He is also enjoying a number of after-school activities. The teachers on his team are great about communicating with parents via email. We are quite pleased with our choice of Walsh for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
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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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male60%
African American40%
Asian95%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
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 Students73%
Female81%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male57%
African American40%
Asian76%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
African American88%
Asian94%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female57%
Male70%
African American35%
Asian90%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female35%
Male55%
African American12%
Asian47%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title In/a
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

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50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 60% 67%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 5% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Brook St
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 626-9180

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