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Pickering Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 641 students

 

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Posted September 28, 2012

they never give homework. when teachers were asked why they said and I quote "we dont believe in busy work". they watch movies of questionable content with out parental consent. BAD
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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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%
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 Students59%
Female69%
Male51%
African American46%
Asian67%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial57%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners20%

Math

All Students45%
Female46%
Male45%
African American8%
Asian45%
Hispanic35%
Multiracial50%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male54%
African American47%
Asian68%
Hispanic47%
Multiracial61%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students27%
Female32%
Male23%
African American6%
Asian39%
Hispanic18%
Multiracial31%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male68%
African American71%
Asian70%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female61%
Male53%
African American52%
Asian50%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female28%
Male31%
African American24%
Asian20%
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I29%
Students with disabilities0%
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:

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50%
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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

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 41% 67%
Hispanic 35% 16%
Black 12% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 65%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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70 Conomo Ave
Lynn, MA 01904
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