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Stacy Middle School

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Posted June 3, 2014

I am currently in sixth grade here at Stacy. The school is very large, hard to miss. It is kind of confusing on the inside. The school is okay. There are some good and bad things about the school. A good thing is that there is a snack bar at lunch. Another is that the school has all sorts of after school activities. There is just about something for everyone. The bad things are: normal hot/alternate lunch are horrible, the building isn't to easy to get around, if you are a parent you don't get to run events anymore like in the earlier grades because the kids do it now. The lockers are ridiculously small, the girls get "stalls" for changing in gym while the boys must change in front of each other. Don't even think about locker decorations because you really can't fit all of your materials in there anyways. Some teachers are nice. Some are over the top cruel. It depends on who you get,


Posted February 12, 2014

I went to this school and so did my 3 other siblings, and I personally believe it is a great school. All the teachers always have at least 1 day for extra help after school or are willing to arrange a day to stay after with your child. They do teacher very well, though the teaching may not be for everyone. They do have separate rooms and teachers for special education kids. The principal is truly amazing and talks to every student in the halls and checks in on the classes when she can. The teachers enforce all rules as well. All the staff is truly great helpful and cooperative. This is overall a pretty great school.


Posted October 26, 2013

Stacy Middle School is the most unorganized school (in my opinion) I have ever encountered. I feel they did not use systematic processes and have violated my sons and my rights in many ways. I am still working to manage the grievance against particular administration. I feel sorry because I fear many parents do not know their rights or understand how schools are supposed to be managed. Its my opinion that the children and the good teachers and staff are the ones in danger when the systems are flawed. I rate this school as having one star at best. All teachers have been nice and processional and effective in teaching my son. It is my opinion that the administrations lack of systems is what makes this school so inefficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2013

One of my children attended Stacy school and another currently is there. Both my kids love Stacy school. I believe a school is successful when there is a mutual commitment between the parent and the teachers/school. I get involved with the school (and i work full time) and the programs and speak with my childrens teachers so I know exactly where they stand. I appreciate their honesty and feel they challenge the children. I have been very impressed with this school. I have friends in other town school districts and hear that they aren't really impressed with their schools, homework, mcas preparation etc. I feel Stacy does a really good job with this. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

I was let go during paternity leave, after receiving an evaluation (for the months I was gone) that was virtually identical to my previous positive evaluation, with the words "not" and "hasn't" inserted into previously glowing comments. The principal has referred to herself as "the Puppetmaster" to me, casually. Their special education programs are hopelessly inadequate, with few resources for small group instruction, including no classroom for these students. For these reasons, I would not recommend this school for potential teachers, and if you are a parent of a student with special needs, I would look elsewhere for their education.


Posted January 10, 2009

Stacy is a great school it is safe and everyone there loves you the minute you walk in
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2008

I go to this school and I love it. The teachers are the best teachers I could ask for. They try their best to get you to understand something. This school is just simply amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2007

My 2 children have attended the school, I can say that I have never formally met their teachers due to the ridiculous turn out at parent/teacher nights. I waited in line for more than half an hour to get in to see one teacher. The other lines were too long and teachers seemed flustered. The amount of non english speaking immigrants is hindering our children's learning. Mandatory Spanish classes for the English speaking children does not seem to bridge the gap of communication. When I call the office they are snappy and treat you as if you are calling on a grown man, checking in on him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

This school is overall is rather good in providing good enrichment programs. The problem is we are looking at the children who are already ahead of others. Perhaps it would be benificial to have more extra help sessions to raise the academic achievement level of students. Many have also meantioned the principal who has canceled more than twenty-five percent of school dances and socials because they are not avalible enough. As I remember we had only two of those events for my class this year, unlike the five that were already set up two years ago. The adults with higher authority than the general teachers expect respect and they have a right to it. Though my piers feel they cannot show respect until the person asking for it has proven themselves worthy. Proving themselves by respecting us for individuals and young adults. Still they treat us as children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2007

I am not impressed with the school. I know many kids that need help in core curriculum English, math and science, but are made to take Spanish every student in 5th and 6th grade. Think about it a kid has a hard time spelling in english, and now he is expect to learn to spell words in Spanish also. Lets get them proficient in English first. The pricipal has cut phys ed to only 60 times a year, and now because MCAS score are so low in Milford, kids are pulled from there 60 days of phys ed to participate in extra MCAS classes. Some kids get less than 50 days of Phys ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Very good school. All specials and after school programs are avaliable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2006

Great teachers for the most part. Im not very fond of the current principal. She is too strict and mean. This school however, is great. Academics are excellent, there are many great extracurricular activities in a great setting. I enjoyed going there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 3, 2004

All three of my children have gone to this school. I have been very impressed with the entire staff. They have gone above and beyond the duty academically and have always been inspirational and supportive of my children. All three of my kids are different as far as learning skills go. This has proved to me that all of the teachers are versatile and skilled with all levels of children. My hat off to all of you!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male67%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities35%
English language learners25%

Math

All Students56%
Female59%
Male53%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners8%

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male70%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities30%
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 Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I10%
Students with disabilities8%
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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50%
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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

Above 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 73% 67%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 32%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
Fax number
  • (508) 634-2370

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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66 School St
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 478-1180

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