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James S Daley Middle School

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Posted April 29, 2014

The school. Is really good ! This school meets all my expectations as a parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My daughter was late for school today, because I had some issues after work this morning. I called the school to tell them the issue, and that she was late due to it being my fault. For some backwards reason they are going to make my daughter pay for my mistake. What kind of example are we setting for these kids with policies like this? And for what? To make number? Fill quotas? Why must she be in trouble for something another person did? When is a parents word not good enough anymore? Apparently I need a PHD for them to give my word any credit? Terrible...Terrible policy...I feel like a bad father now for putting my daughter through this..must look for a better school...where a parents word is still creditable! Very good example of quota over kids in my opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

The classes may be boring or fun on days, but the teachers speak to you like you're friends. The students always joke around with each other to the point where they get in trouble for calling the teachers by their first name...


Posted March 9, 2013

good school,i went there from 1966- 1970 mr.hogan ran the school then i was a cordingley then,i don't remember that many of my teachers thaat were there at the time & my grandparents lived 10 min.from the school then sue laplante (cordingley(


Posted February 29, 2012

My son has been at the Daley for 5th and 6th grade so far and he is thriving! They have great teachers and a wonderful band teacher who is so devoted!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2010

My daughter and I love the school because they care about the children learning, always achieving their best. My daughter is a straight A student. The principle and vice principle are great and they care about the students. Great leadership and discipline. Both my nieces who are now 18 and 19 years old attended the school and are now in college. Finally, they have great teachers who push their students to learn and never give up. They can achieve whatever they put their minds to with the help of their school system and parents,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

I go to this school and its a really good school. umm some people may think that the teachers are too strict but i think it straighten's up a student's attitude
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2009

This is my daughter's second year at the Daley. She love's it! The teachers are wonderful. She is also a straight A student and the teachers there continue to challenge her. I am just praying my son make it in next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

they are wonderful with the kids and have a wonderful band teacher and everyone there is so nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

My daughter was receiving grades of Bs and Cs as soon as she entered the Daley her grades received straight As
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My daughter is completing her first year at the Daley Middle School and she loves it! She's a straight A student, not only because she is intelligent but because the teachers instill a wonderful environment. She has fun learning. She loves her teachers and has many friends of all backgrounds and feels very safe and secure inside the building and out. She actually looks forward to going to school. Communication between the school and parents is second to none. The teachers care greatly for each and every child and go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that each student reaches their full potential. Everyone from Principal Skinner, Assistant Principal Doyle, to the teachers, to the support staff should be highly commended for the work they put into their jobs each and every day. They truly care and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

Excellent Leadership, I have 2 children at the Daley Middle School and the school is consistently supporting both my children in their learning and development. A great school with a Professional caring and responsive faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Mr. Skinner, Principal. & Mr.Doyle, Vice Principal at the Daley School are doing a great job. They're very involved with the students and parents. Keep up the work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

An absolutely excellent school, my child had a blast and also learned alot as well. He now has a sophmore college level in reading and literature, and not to mention the fact that he's getting straight A's in every other subject!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

My child is now attending the school. They are great. I recomend the Daley to all my friends whos children will be moving onto Middle School soon. The students develop skills at the daley that children will most likely not develop at other nearby middle schools. They have assemblies on drugs, bullying, ETC.They make the children aware of what can happen to you in reality instead of just 'telling them when they are older'. I really like that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I have a child who just started at the Daley Middle School. It is one of the best things I have done for my son. He is enjoying it and doing alot better with every task he takes on. The school I removed him from could learn from the staff of the Daley Middle School. thank you to all staff members.
—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 65% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

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51%

2011

 
 
50%

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53%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian43%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners17%

Math

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian64%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners49%

Science

All Students40%
Female38%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian35%
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners21%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian60%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners31%

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I78%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners74%
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 Students65%
Female77%
Male55%
African American54%
Asian71%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners46%

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male44%
African American36%
Asian54%
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learners25%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I79%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners69%

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian58%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners41%

Science

All Students30%
Female25%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian23%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners7%
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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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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 45% 6%
White 35% 67%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Black 5% 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 74%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Lowell, MA 01851
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