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Greenfield Middle School

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Posted August 30, 2013

It's only day three for my fourth grader and I'm seriously considering taking her out of this school. The first thing I noticed about this school is that it was over 90 degrees inside during the open house. The first day of school it was even worse. Today is day three and my child begged me not to send her to school because it's so hot. There are no fans or air conditioning. Surely, they're working on something to accommodate cooler conditions for the students and staff? I've called both principals three times, the nurse once and the front desk leaving messages every time. No one has returned my calls. Perhaps it's time to seriously consider Home Schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

As a pupil here from 2010-2013 I absolutely love the teachers that I've had! The school is not the best. I do not like the meals that are served. The ELT program is awful. The upper classes aren't the best behaved students. The school also does not have the best handle on bullying. Special education students do not have the best options, either.


Posted January 8, 2013

In general, this school is average...not the best, not the worst. The best thing about it is the selection of interesting and enriching ELT (extended learning time) choices it offers. The worst thing is, there is not a lot of parent-teacher interaction that I have seen. The school feels like a fortress that parents are just not welcome at. You want your child safe in school, of course...but this goes beyond that. It's almost like" what happens here, stays here."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

Greenfield Middle School has an outstanding supportive staff committed to the success of all students. GMS has Responsive Classrooms, two year looping programs, extended learning time which allows every student to participate in enrichment programs such as Tae Kwon Doe, African Drumming, Woodshop, Band, Community Service Projects, Sculpture, Dance, Rock Band, Theater, Film Production, and Lego Robotics. My children enjoy GMS and I hope the High School is as responsive to my children.


Posted March 5, 2010

Very poor quality teaching of the most important basics and they try to cover this up with loads of 'enrichments' that they let anyone teach. We need to get into a good college. There is an attitude of 'good enough for greenfield'. We need excellence.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

I am a student in the Greenfield Middle school,and I will be going into the 7th to grade. I love my school, from the teachers,to the best friends I have made, its just a great school all-together. We may have a few problems, but what school doesn't? I would recommened this school to anyone, your sure to leave with great friend-ships in hand!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2009

As a teacher at Greenfield Middle School, I am proud of the work we do here. The students and adults in the building are all working to continuously improve our school and comunity. We have committed to a social contract and we uphold by communicating with each other. We have a variety of programs and enrichment classes which we offer to all students through the Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant Program. Students participate in activities which include Band, Sports, and GMS-TV. There is also an excellent Afterschool program offered through the HEC 21st Century Afterschool Program and students have more opportunities to learn through exploration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2006

Like any school, you get out of it what you put into it. My kids have done private and public, and the results are that private is more demanding that you be an independent learner, and self motivated. But you can get a good education here as well, just the teachers have to conduct themselves so that they follow public school rules which is a restriction on how they assign work and create study habits. Obviously, private can kick disruptive kids out where Greenfield Middle School cannot and are forced to give more time and attention to the troubled child than the one with a learning disability. What we have learned is that school needs the time and attention we gave our private school, and the outcome is the same, but if you don't have time to be involved in public schools, go to private.
—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 53% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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42%

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2010

 
 
49%
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 65% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
53%

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 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students49%
Female58%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female44%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I40%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I68%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female35%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities0%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 14% 16%
Black 4% 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 60%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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195 Federal St
Greenfield, MA 01301
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