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Whitcomb Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 1407 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

This is my daughter's first year at this school and hopefully the last. My daughter brings home homework that the teacher has never gone over before. Luckily, I can help her with homeworks and questions she brings home. The parent/ teacher conference happened two days after I had my newborn, then I called the teacher's Ext and I left a message, asking for an accommodation, maybe a conference call instead, and I was never called back. Finally, I got to speak with someone from the Admins office, who told me my daughter s teacher would call me to provide feedback on my daughter s performance, but another 5 months have passed and I haven't got the call. My daughter was in a top of the line at Jaworek Elementary School last year and so was I. Not just the teachers, but the entire organization seems to work together on the commitment to serve the community. Whitcomb instead, has the worse communication system I have ever seen and horrible customer services. Every time I have called that place, I was never allowed to finish my sentence. They are always on rush to answer you and hang up on you. Room for improvement would be communication and respect for parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

This is my daughters first year at this school indeed in this district. At the beginning of the year I received a letter from the school district saying federal guidlines required that I be informed that this is a sub standard school and if I did not want my daughter in the school I can enroll her... in a Hudson school but ended by saying all the Hudson schools where filled to capacity. Leaving me with a feeling of helplessness and hoplessness. My daughter tells me the teachers spend their time with the low end students. That they have little time for students they feel are smart enough. She brings home homework that she says the teacher never checks. Homework that the teacher has never gone over before hand. The parent teacher conference was rushed and minimally informative. My daughter was in a top of the line school before this one. She was a top student. Her teachers were very enthusiastic about her. I am very concerned about the changes that I see in her this year. She has always loved school always been enthusiastic about her studies. This is the first year she has ever said she hates school. I am very worried and concerned about her going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

its very big! i dont think 7th grade should be with the 4th graders! but i love the school! theres not that many bullies
—Submitted by a student


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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%

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 67% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%

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 78% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial60%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners14%

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanic36%
Multiracial60%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners24%

Science

All Students40%
Female40%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanic21%
Multiracial50%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I4%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners5%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities17%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners18%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title I35%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners7%

Math

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African American10%
Asian77%
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I3%
Students with disabilities13%
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

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners16%

Science

All Students30%
Female28%
Male31%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners8%
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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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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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

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 61% 68%
Hispanic 31% 15%
Asian 3% 6%
Black 3% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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