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Williams Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 372 students

 
 

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Posted June 5, 2014

My daughter is in 6th Grade at WMS and I was worried about the Middle School years being difficult. I have been proven wrong. This is my daughter's best year of schooling. She is happier then I've ever seen her. She is excelling in her classes and loves all her teachers. The school is warm and welcoming and the staff is always looking out for the kids. The building needs updating, only negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

I looked carefully when deciding on a middle school, and my family moved to Longmeadow because the schools are suppose to be great. I have found that Williams has some wonderful teachers and staff, but the administration is unfriendly and lacking in professionalism. I have witnessed inappropriate behavior on more than one occasion by the assistant principal and the principal. There is a lack of community that is missing from the school, and I am guessing it is because of this poor leadership. Academically they are very good but It is unfortunate that the leadership does not also work toward creating a caring community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

Are you looking for a fun, challenging, educational opportunity? Then Williams is the place for you!!! The staff is amazing, and love to help kids. The teachers create fun and new ways to help kids learn and are the best in the business!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Williams is pretty good. I don't see anything special about it. I expect a decent school and that's what it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Williams has far surpassed my expectations of public school. Coming from a private school, I was hesitant to send my daughter to WMS, but it turned out that it was pleasantly challenging without stressing her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

My daughter attends Williams. The teachers there are wonderful. I have been very happy with this middle school. Would highly recommend this school.
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
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%
Female98%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
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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26%
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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 4% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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410 Williams St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone: (413) 565-4260

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