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Paul R Baird Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 659 students

 
 

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Posted May 12, 2009

This school is really great i get straight A's and the teachers really help out with our learning cirriculum and there are so many great after school programs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2009

I go to this school and it is great. You get the learning you need and a majority of the teachers here are nice and will help you with problems
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

I love this school did you know that it is the top ten in america!***** five stars
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

this is a great school. it has high standers and all the kids meet them. the teachers are great and explain things so thouroly i am as bright as possibe i say'School today was awesome i love like all my teachers.' i say this every day.
—Submitted by a student


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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 67% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
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 78% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female53%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
Female30%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title In/a
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

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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

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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 91% 67%
Hispanic 6% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Rooney Rd
Ludlow, MA 01056
Phone: (413) 583-5685

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