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Rupert A Nock Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted December 10, 2012

I was a student here when I was in fourth through sixth grade. Now I'm a former student in eighth grade, who lives in Wells, Maine, and I still can't get over the horrible experiences I had at this school. I was bullied a lot at this school, and the teachers did nothing to help me. They wouldn't even believe me when I told them about what the other kids had done to me; they just told me that I shouldn't worry about it. When they did see it, they sat back and watched instead of intervening. The kids at this school are disrespectful and cruel, and I became severely depressed in sixth grade. The teachers are passive and they made me feel like my problems weren't important enough for them to help me with. I now have to go to counseling and take depression medication because of my experience here. Also, the education isn't all that great. The grading system is weak and it's too easy on the students. Also, the material they teach is lacking. When I moved to Wells, the material was so much harder than what I learned in Newburyport, and it shouldn't have been. I would never, ever recommend anyone to send their child to this school.


Posted June 22, 2009

This is the second time through as a parent. And again, i find that the teachers fall way short in caring for the students, striving to help those who are struggling, and just plain being engaging towards them. Also, there is no communication with parents and they completely rely on the passive system of Snapgrades to inform parents of their kids' grades. After school help is available but not encouraged. The principal is wonderful -- but I'm not sure he is aware of how passive his teachers are. There are very few true educators in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

I absolutely love this school! It has everything that you would want your child to learn. It is the safest school I have ever been to, and the best. The teachers are nice, and take time to have the kids understand the work. I definitely recommend this school to anyone :D Sure, it's not perfect, but it's a great school, and your child would be lucky to go to it.
—Submitted by a student


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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 67% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female66%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

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 93% 67%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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