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King Philip Middle School

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Posted Friday, July 25, 2014

Like other school districts, King Philip Regional Middle School is resorting to the 'everyone gets a trophy' mentality. No longer are students recognized at an end of year awards ceremony for their efforts and achievements. The eighth grade promotion ceremony consisted of a reflection of two years for the class which was nice but it was quite noticeable that there is recognition for academic achievements is quite diminished from past years - perhaps due to social pressures? who knows...but this is now a common theme in schools and too bad KPMS has succumbed to the pressure. The music program is top notch and the majority of teachers in major subjects, etc. This change in recognition for academic achievements fall squarely on the leadership and certainly changed my impression of the school. It is no wonder there is an increasing number of students in the district that are choosing private schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2014

This district school administration is horrible but the teaching staff is good. The sports here is wonderful, the band community is awesome, but the gestapo practice of the districts administration should be investigated by the state.


Posted February 25, 2014

I have been very satisfied with the education my children received here. It is a nice transition to high school. Frequent emails keep parents informed. Dedicated, caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

My daughter had a very difficult year due to an ongoing medical issue. The guidance counselor, front office & teachers worked with us to ensure that she was able to stay current and pass on time. We received amazing support throughout the year and I am eternally grateful that my daughter was at KPMS this year. This is a terrific school run by caring & committed professionals. Move into this district if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

This is a great school. The teachers are excellent and the principle is very involved. I think parents need to accept that when kids are in school, they should let the teachers excercise as much discipline as required. Many teachers are nervous of upsetting regulatory bodies and the kids' parents. Otherwise, kids are kids and this bunch are committed and enthusiastic about their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

Principle leadership is excellent. For the principles to know the kids individually is a great feat. Teacher quality is very good. Most of the teachers are very involved in the individual child. Mrs. Runyon can make any child love math. She is very motivating. Team conferences are scheduled right away if there are any problems. Extra help is not only available but encouraged. Parent involvement is the key to a good foundation and encouraged by the teachers and principles. Safety and discipline is also very good. The doors are locked during the day and the staff is very watchful for any bulling or bad behavior and it is disciplined promptly. The best asset is Mrs. Dwight. She actively gets involved with all of her students to make sure they have the tools to become successful both in middle school and after. She is a very devoted and caring guidance councilor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

The teachers and guidance are wonderful..They are always available to either help your child or talk with you. There is before school, after school, study hall, specic days teachers stay, and they will arrange a special time to help your child if needed. Every teacher can be reached through e-mail or telephone. They respond every time. Anytime you need to speak with guidance, they are available. Any child, of any level, can get the help they need in this school. They have a term of art, music, computer, and computer tech. Each year. Wonderful and inexpensive intramural sports program. Five week programs that introduce your child to that sport. Cross country, basketball, baseball, volleyball, ski club, etc. Wide range of activities are available. Also, available, are all kinds of afterschool clubs, art, chess, spanish, french, etc. Wide range. I'm extremely pleased with the quality of education my child is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2006

Many options for students. French offered to eighth graders this year. Many extracirricular activities, but there could be more. More discipline needed. Not much communication between faculty, and between faculty and parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2004

I go to this school. It is a really good school except for the bullying and the disipline. I believe that there needs to be more disipline.
—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 71% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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90%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

414 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
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2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

412 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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53%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

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

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title I56%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I65%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students57%
Female56%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities27%
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%
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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 95% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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