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John T. Nichols Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 873 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

This is an amazing school and it's really fun! The teachers and administrators are really cool And funny! It kind of sucks to be in 8th grade Because I'll have to leave the school next Year! But it's really fun school and everyone there m Makes me want to go to school everyday!


Posted January 24, 2011

My children have had a great experience in this school. None have received special education services but all three have loved most teachers, staff, administrators, and secretaries. They are doing their best with the difficult financial strain all schools are facing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

The administration at this school is only concerned with cashing their paychecks. Student safety is of absolutely no concern to them. Bullies are protected. Negligent teachers are protected. A complete overhaul is needed from the superintendant all the way down!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

The Middleboro school district may not have the funding that it surely could use, but it's certainly not alone. Funding is not there for very many of our state's school districts. What Middleboro does have though, in my opinion, far outweighs what it might lack. Middleboro couldn't ask for a more dedicated Superintendent of Schools, and its School Committee Members, along with all levels of Administration and Staff, care enough to make the most of what they do have to work with. They all strive to provide a positive educational experience for all of the town's children, and though not always perfect, that is what they all work toward. I have children that have been in all levels of Middleboro's school system and I would recommend any and all of them to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

my child is currently in the sped program, I would highly warn any parent that is considering any school in the middleboro school district to seek education in another town, the funding is not there, the SPED team is awful, and like another parent on here, the schools views on sped programs is very inadequate. I am looking to transfer my son out of the school system, this school is under restructering this year because of their academic performance that has been low for the last two years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I go to this school (I am currently in the 8th grade) and I would NOT recommend this school AT ALL. It is a beautiful building, and the new principal is nice. However, this school offers nothing more than it needs to. There is nothing for students who excel (like me.) NOTHING! I don't reccomend this school because they don't have effective ways of discipline, either. Also, we do nothing to change the school for the better or help out community.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2005

This school is in need of improvement in the special education department. There is a lack of communication between Special Ed and the School principal. When you have a specific question, like how are the services on the service delivery page of my child's IEP delivered? In what ways do you help my child if he gets discouraged and starts to give up? What do you do when he puts his head down? The answer from the Special Ed was 'are you telling me how to do my job?' I felt this was a very negative response to my questions. Somebody needs to step in for this school to have a successful special education team. They have made mistakes with testing, they have refused tutoring and ultimately my child is the one who has had to suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I think this school is wonderful. They have a cluster of teachers that all work together to make sure the students get what they need. They communicate with the parents as well as the students. There is als a homework help line that tells parents what assignments are due in case the student didn't write it down. The school itself is beautiful.
—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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

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61%

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61%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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50%

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57%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
66%

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73%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
38%

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 78% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
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%
Female67%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
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

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities2%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
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 34%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Middleborough, MA 02346
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