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Normandin Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1021 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2014

It's is a nice school teachers are great big school awesome After school activities I would recommend that you chiled comes to this school it's great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

can someone please tell me what time this school starts and ends i cant find this info anywhere!!!!


Posted April 30, 2010

i have my son in this school and i,ve had no problems i like the teachers they are very helpful.before he entered normandin i was afraid and heard such bad things about the school this is his second year he loves it and likes the afterschool program they have ,,keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

Oh my goodness. This school is horrible! security provides no safety for our children. I was disgusted of what this school had to offer. I attended the old school and i have some advice for the teachers of this new school nightmare: stop being afraid of your stufldents!!! this school needs a new principal. That woman is the blame for all of this mess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

normandin middle school is a very nice looking school, but a few teachers seemed very disorganized. although almost everybody seems disorganized for the first couple weeks, i was expecting the teachers to be able to do a better job assisting individual students with things such as lockers combinations and class schedules. i felt that many students got confused in such a large school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2006

My son has been attending this school for 2 years. I have to say the worst 2 years of my life. Security is poor to say the least. The children are out of control and the teachers tend to be under enthusiastic about parental involvement. Notification of a problem with your chid , be it academic or disiplinary is normaly late beyond usefullness. All and all this school is a nightmare for student and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

There are some exceptional teachers at this school, but for the most part they are not cut out for the job. I believe that the extracurricular activities should be given more attention and some more funding for supplies, etc.
—Submitted by a former 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 67% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

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.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial57%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I52%
Students with disabilities16%
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 Students44%
Female56%
Male32%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial42%
White47%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial25%
White28%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I25%
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 Students59%
Female71%
Male46%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial77%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students25%
Female28%
Male21%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial16%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Title I25%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students12%
Female9%
Male16%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracial0%
White13%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Title I12%
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

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26%
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Math growth at this school

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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 64% 67%
Hispanic 23% 16%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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81 Felton St
New Bedford, MA 02745
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