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James Sullivan Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 655 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2011

This an Awesome School. My children go here and they say they learn and have fun at the same time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

This school is in need of improvement. The MCAS scores are not good for science and math and do not appear to be improving. The school has been placed on the needs improvement category by the state. A new Math program called Orachards has been introduced and has been presented to parents. Of course, if the home does not have a computer the home school partnership does not help much.
—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 65% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students33%
Female37%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian23%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I33%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners19%

Math

All Students41%
Female43%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners29%

Science

All Students20%
Female22%
Male19%
African Americann/a
Asian17%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners13%
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 Students38%
Female47%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners7%

Math

All Students41%
Female49%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asian56%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners13%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I46%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students27%
Female25%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners11%
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 Students49%
Female59%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learners3%

Math

All Students31%
Female40%
Male22%
African Americann/a
Asian50%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners6%

Science

All Students11%
Female9%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asian13%
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Title I11%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners0%
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%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 44% 67%
Hispanic 37% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 4% 8%
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 70%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lowell, MA 01852
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