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Sky View Middle School

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Posted May 24, 2014

This is a fantastic school who's main goal is to provide an excellent education for students.


Posted April 17, 2014

This is a great school. I like the teacher involvement the stay on top of things
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2012

This review is ALL about the principal. My son is an 8th grader. About 5 weeks ago was MCAS testing. My son along w/8 other students were found passing notes. My son was NOT allowed on the 8th grade Washington trip along w/one other student. The rest of the students could attend. How can 2 student's out of 8 not be able to go?! My son has brought up his grades and is a good student. It took the principal 2WEEKS to come up w/punishments for my son for this note passing...shouldn't the punishment be told to the students before the testing and NOT be made up as we go along???!!! I called the principal 5 times to get NO call back when he told me he would call. If the MCAS is such a serious test then maybe he should be serious about being a principal! So frustrated w/him and how he handled this situation so unjust and unfair! He should have to pay me back for the money I lost!!! This trip was a once in a life time event for my son and he had NO evidence of the notes that my son supposedly passed. I could maybe handle this better IF all the students had the SAME punishment,but I feel my son is being discriminated against for some reason...oh and the superintendent is NO good either!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

I am not a pleased parent with the staff at Sky View, my child is a good student but this year has been his /her worst. I have had to struggle with one teacher's comments to my child and whether or not to file a complaint. My child has tried the extra help and walked away not any better then when he/she walked into the room. Why do some people become teachers??? It is very frustrating for the student and it shouln't have to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

Sky View is excellent. The teachers do a great job. My son needs a little bit of extra TLC and he always gets the help he needs. The principal and vice principal are always smiling and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

This school is the best. It is the nicest built school and it has a very good staff on board too. I love going to Sky View!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2007

The current principal is leaving, but has really tried to help my child this year. The teachers my child was assigned were not up to par. They did not even tell me that my daughter was doing poorly and having behavioral and social problems until after the third quarter ended! And I had emailed and spoken to them once a month. Always your child is doing fine. The expectations of my childs teachers were not very high (they thought a C was just dandy!) I have not found them very cooperative with extra help either with them citing that their contract only makes them stay after to help children on one night per week, and if your child is seeing another teacher on that same day then oh well. But perhaps its just the teachers she has this year.
—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 67% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

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61%

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60%

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60%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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58%

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60%

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56%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
62%

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68%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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78%

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75%

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71%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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49%

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48%

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48%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial70%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I14%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
African American63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial90%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities30%
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%
Female75%
Male66%
African American65%
Asian82%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students47%
Female43%
Male52%
African American37%
Asian30%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities8%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African American76%
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
African American48%
Asian92%
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female25%
Male36%
African American19%
Asian42%
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I5%
Students with disabilities9%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

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 62% 67%
Hispanic 25% 16%
Black 6% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 47%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Leominster, MA 01453
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