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John J. McGlynn Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 560 students

 
 

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2011:
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Posted December 18, 2012

I was in the first pk-8 class to graduate (class of 2011). I never really enjoyed the McGlynn, but I started to dislike it in sixth grade. I would come home and start my homework at 3 or 4, and still be doing homework at 10 in the SEVENTH GRADE. Some of the teachers teach their classes at a high school level, which a middle schooler isn't ready for. I wanted to leave but my mom wouldn't allow it, but I'm SO GLAD I'm at MHS now.


Posted July 14, 2012

McGlynn is actually an elementary and middle together, and I was here from K-8, and I must say, I enjoyed it. The dances could have been held better and the staff could have controlled the student body a bit better, but most of the teachers are excellent and the course is strong, making sure students get the help they need. I won't lie and say there's never a problem to be found, but many of the students here excel and the principle is fantastic, striving to improve the school.


Posted July 5, 2011

I have 2 children who attended this school and both of my children had wonderful teachers. My daughter just completed sixth grade and I can't believe how incredibly supportive , kind and helpful her teachers were. Mrs. Tremble stayed after nearly every day to help my daughter and she ended up with straight A's. She changed from a shy, girl who was unsure of herself to a very confident child. my son excelled here and is moving on to high school. A person can always find something to complain about in a school, but if I ever had any issue, I would speak to the teacher or guidance and it was immediately resolved. This is a great school and I highley recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The McGlynn school has a handful of great teachers one of them being the late Ms. Davis. Otherwise this school is a disappointment. This school is poorly organized from it's annual student agenda book (doesn't anyone proof read any more?!?) to it's parent-teacher nights which are rare poorly organized. The staff can be shamefully offensive in the way they handle things as many of the school staff speak very condescendingly towards parents. They are also very sarcastic in their communications which is not only inapporpriate but completely unprofessional. They send out necessary information at the last possible moment(example: 6th grade orientation announcement being 4 days prior to actual orientation itself). And the teachers do this to the kids too with homework etc. Talk about setting them up for failure. This school REALLY needs to get back to basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Great school. Beautiful, works well, wonderful teachers, qualified principal, and nice programs. Lack of communication, but it can be worked around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2007

It is my son's first year in middle school and so far it's been a great experience.Contrary to what another parent said, I haven't had a problem with communicating with the teachers.I have called the school several times to speak with the teachers. I have always gotten a call back that day and spoke with the assistant principal immediately. Support is very helpful and the teachers are always available for extra help almost every day of the week if support is not enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

This is my son's first year in middle school, so far so good. Most of the teachers are very responsive. Though I think the dances could be organized a little better. It would be nice if the support sessions were more available, or least have access to tutors or tutorial numbers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2006

I understand wanting to limit parental involvement so that it does not interfere with daily instruction - we can be a lot to handle. That said, this school seems to go out of its way to shoo parents and discourage contact. Parent nights are rare and disorganized - parents wait in the hall on a 1st come, 1st serve basis for a minute with teachers (I waited over 2 hours to speak briefly with only 3 of my son's teachers). Teachers don't return calls and the office does not answer the phone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
41%

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

All Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
African American38%
Asian91%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male53%
African American30%
Asian100%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
African American63%
Asian71%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learners18%

Math

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
African American34%
Asian70%
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities2%
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

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
African American44%
Asian73%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
African American34%
Asian45%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learners20%

Science

All Students34%
Female34%
Male34%
African American19%
Asian27%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 65% 68%
Black 17% 8%
Asian 8% 6%
Hispanic 8% 15%
Two or more races 1% 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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Medford, MA 02155
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