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Keith Middle School

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Posted March 23, 2011

this is my sons first year at keith and he is a victim of bullying and i have gone to the red house vice principle she refuses to listen to my evidence she doesnt care about the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

my oldest son went to this school 7th and 8th grade is a junior in high school and my youngest is in his second year in keith and this school it not this beautiful school or whatever some parents are saying are you kidding me when you have an assistant principal like Mr. Sikes give me a break this school is garbage and I wish my son didn't have to go here thank goodness he only has a year left
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

AS a parent and also an employee of the city of New Bedford, my experience with dealing with the support staff really stinks. Even when it comes to the safety of our children, they do not address these issues properly. Pass the buck. Fortunate for these students if it wasn't for Officer Perry these children wouldn't stand a chance. Politics Politics Politics. Wake up New Bedford hire competent staff. These children (all children) are our future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

My daughter goes to this school and it's amazing. I think that it should be higher than 2 out of 10. That's ridiculous. It's a brand new school. There are so many extracurricular activities. Thank you for you time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

I feel that this school is unsafe for the children. Also a very dirty school.
—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.

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

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
12%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male44%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial67%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracial34%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I37%
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 Students39%
Female52%
Male26%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students24%
Female22%
Male26%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities3%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial45%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title I53%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial10%
White31%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
Female8%
Male18%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial0%
White17%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Title I13%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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:

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 42% 67%
Hispanic 34% 16%
Black 15% 8%
Two or more races 7% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 71%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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225 Hathaway Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02740
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