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Whittier Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 492 students

 
 

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Posted November 28, 2007

Since transferring our son this year, the experience has been nothing but positive. Excellent leadership and genuine caring for each and every student is evident. A far cry from his prior school within the Haverhill District. Students and teachers alike were very welcoming making him feel a part of the Whittier community immediately. Great communication between school and home - school website/newsletters are awesome w/lots of info. available. Only fault to find is in the building itself - in need of updating/repair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

My heart goes out to this school. Hard working staff on very limited budget. PTO is very involved and the staff is filled with people who have been natives of Haverhill almost all their lives. They have a very real interest in the school. I would like to see more extracurricular activities to teach the kids vital social skills(cultural and social tolerance), emotional intelligence and self examination (discovering and encouraging possible career interests as well as promoting tolerance for the interests of fellow students) so critical for this age group. Late school busing would help kids participate in these. Bullying/picking on the spec ed kids can be a problem. The principal does his best at keeping a firm hand on it and tries to promote an atmosphere of intolerance to this kind of behavior. Haverhill should step up their efforts at developing a forwardlooking vision for their middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

This schools seems to have the student in mind. When I transfer my son to this school, The Guidance counselor, Mr. LeDuke, put my child in classes and monitor him for a week to decide which level of classes in Math, Science and History was the best for him to insure he was getting what he needed. This is much better than the school He came from, which was only interested in grades. While grades are important, by all means. The classroom for each student should be tailor on getting him to the level he needs to obtained. Also the student body of the school made my son feel very welcome. Which is a far cry better than the student body of his last school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

great school since the current administration took over, Principal is very accessable and concerned about student acheivement. Physical plant needs work.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

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 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female56%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students51%
Female59%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students43%
Female46%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female42%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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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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 74% 67%
Hispanic 20% 16%
Black 3% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 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 43%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Haverhill, MA 01830
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