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Hopkinton Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 815 students

 
 

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4 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted June 10, 2014

I sure wish I could have gone here for middle school. This school is an amazing community of students, teachers, and administrators. The top-notch academics, the supportive, anti-bullying culture, the numerous extracurricular clubs and activities and the dedicated, passionate staff all make this school an excellent one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2010

My daughter was just threatened with a knife from an eighth grader, so I can't really recommend this school. I have regret!


Posted December 21, 2007

Totally great school with excellent teachers! We moved to Hopkinton from Framingham, and it's a huge difference! Music program is outstanding! A lot of teachers are brilliant, and love their job. My son is very happy in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

We have moved several times because of my husbands job and our time in Hopkinton was one of the best. The school is amazing, academics are so far above other schools. Music program is A+. My kids had one of the best school years ever. Horray to all the 6th grade teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

This school has a great music program and a lot of extra curricular activities. Good teachers and a lot of fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2004

I think that the teachers at HMS do everything they can to help the students they teach and try to have students do their best work even if they help the kids on their own time. Thank you so much for being the one of a kind school that you truely are!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

HMS is a school of the highest quality. I consider it a privledge for my students to be educated there. Thank you to Ms. Wittcoff and all the faculty for your hard 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 67% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 91% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Black 1% 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 5%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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88 Hayden Rowe St
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Phone: (508) 497-9831

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