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Nettle Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 495 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2013

I have heard many good things about this school in particular. The principal makes the school atmosphere positive for the students, parents and staff. When you enter you can feel the positive energy.


Posted September 19, 2009

There are alot of exciting things to participate in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Warm and inviting to all students. Great atmosphere and energy:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I attended Nettle for 6th grade and I can tell you the truth that Nettle is an amazing school! I wish I could've stayed there for all 3 years, but while I was there, I had the best school experience of my life there! Yes, there was drama, but that happens at every school. The students were great and i made a lot of great friends there that I am still friends with now. I am so thankful to the school and its academics and other things that they were what they were, because this school has changed my lfe, and I will never forget it! BEST SCHOOL EVER!<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2007

I am the mom of two Nettle Students. The 8th grade staff is fantastic. Vey motivating, interesting, and they treat the students fairly and respectfully. A-plus for 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

I was in Nettle for 2 years. The students were good .Nothing ever went wrong.I know moved to Readind,PA and I wish I could move back to Massachussetts just to attend Nettle. The teachers are great ,the principal ,fantastic and the vice pricipal Ms.Sada needs to work on her attitude.But overall Dr.Paul Nettle Middle School was the best school for me and it can be for your child to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2005

Hello, my name is Monica and I have just left Dr.Paul Nettle Middle School..Truthfully I think its the best. I do so good in school. I love that school. The teachers are great and so isnt the principal, they are very nice too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 25, 2004

I have been going to Nettle Middle for 2 years now, am I am currently in 8th grade. The only grade that I have not found satisfactory was 7th grade, but that is just my perspective and could be a completely different experience for your kid. The principal is great. The teachers are good and you are challenged to your level.
—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 65% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students36%
Female41%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students35%
Female39%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students27%
Female30%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students41%
Female39%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners6%
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 Students35%
Female46%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students35%
Female44%
Male25%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students36%
Female41%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students17%
Female11%
Male21%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White23%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Title I17%
Students with disabilities2%
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

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 62% 68%
Hispanic 31% 15%
Black 5% 8%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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