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Mountview Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 760 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 15, 2013

I am a Student at Mountview Middle School (8th Grade), my sister also graduated from Mountview (She is now a Juniour) and I will honestly say that this school isn't that bad. The administrators keep a close eye on students and are very strict when it comes to bullying and harassment, which is very important. There are a few "bad" teachers but, not many. I have had several teachers go out of their way to assist/help me, they genuinely care about their students. Not only that but, the education is great! My sister, and a few other friends I have who went to Mountview were ahead of the rest of the students when it came to high school. Mountview is very advanced when it comes to Math and Science. However, Mountview has also had its issues, recently they made a HUGE screw up in the budget (3 mil) because they forgot to give the teachers health care (really? -_-). So ya... Overall, I don't think it deserves a 9... its more like a 7.5-8


Posted February 5, 2013

I can not understand how this school received a 9 out of 10 stars. As a parent of a child at Mountview, I would say 1 star might even be to much. The teachers are very difficult to work with (no feedback and defensive tactics). I think the administration is better but the teachers are with your child for more hours so having helpful administration does not do much to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

These ratings reflect parents or students overall experience with the school s teachers. Among other things, great teachers: Teachers barely talk to parents about the children's progress. Sometimes they take a defensive attitude when parents request some information. In some of the teachers I have not seen any effort to help kids in class. As today there is a teacher that has not setup yet the office hours, so parents or children could talk to them. My teacher-parent meeting email request has been rejected twice. This rejection make me feel as being rejected because of being inmigrant and my pronounce accent when I talk English. The principal is trying to help, but I do not think that some of the faculty is being supportive. Once I heard that a good school is compoase of excellent teachers and parents working as a team. Some of the teachers seem not to like to work in a team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

Administration does not seem dedicated. Every answer I receive is "Teachers are not required to do this". Some teachers are good. Website stresses sports but not academics. Academics should come first!! Sports is an extra!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Excuse me? Mountview is not impressive at all. I suppose if you have a perfect child that doesn't need supervision then everything is perfect. The new principal seems to be a little better so far, "a little".There is no decent accountability. The assistant vice principal is horrible. When children struggle he looks for excuses, no ownership. Suggestions are made lie, how about we have the doctor evaluate them? or how about medication? I wouldn't mind except thy have not done thier part. How about effort on behalf of the school, how about follow up, how about teachers that care, how about we stop the punch clock attitude and care about the kids that enter our school? How about doing your job before even thinking about turning the kids into walking zombies on meds. There's no excuse, the public school systems get paid very well per child, private schools can be cheaper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

Excuse me? Someone's got it all wrong. Mountview Middle School is an amazing school, starting with its wondeful students. How do you know what Mountview is like if you've never been? I, on the other hand, have personally experienced Mountview and find it quite enjoyable. Stop spreading lies!


Posted December 11, 2009

Mountview Middle School does not deserve a 9 out of 10 stars at all. It's education is mediocre at best, and the cosmetics of the school are literally awful. Constant filth is not very inspiring or motivating for children to get them to want to work and be successful.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 67% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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84%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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82%

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83%
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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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 88% 67%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 2% 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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Holden, MA 01520
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