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Robert E. Melican Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 655 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2013

I am a student at MMS, and I LOVE it. I came from a private-catholic elementary school, and I hated it there. This place is so supportive, and every kid is on an even playing field. Also, I noticed a review saying ADD kids were being discriminated against- I have ADD, and everything has been wonderful here. I was immediately welcomed by students, and the academics are MORE advanced than the average private school. My experience has been perfect here. 5 stars.


Posted March 7, 2013

This school is fine if your kid does not have any issues. If your child has issues like ADD, the teachers and administration are just terribly unsupportive and unhelpful. They say all the right things but there is absolutely nothing beneath what they profess. The teachers are stressed and some just downright mean and impatient, since they appear to be teaching to the MCAS exams only. This is also a very clickie environment which is extremely difficult for kids who are a little out of the box. Overall a horrible experience. My child now attends another school, which has worked out well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2012

STUDENT 3: I believe that mms is an amazing school. My 6th grade year at melican was so amazing and they gave us so much time to get used to the new curricular and schedules because we had moved up from elementary school. Also, I had a lot of work to do on top of all the extracurricular activities i had going on, but I had a lot of help and support from all my teachers on the ORANGE team. I have almost finished my seventh grade year and I'm feeling so optimistic for my third term grades because my teachers have helped me improve my writing style, math skills, science skills and spanish speaking skills. Aside from these amazing experiences, one of the seventh grade social studies teacher always gives too much hw and never helps you with anything and talks about her students behind their backs. but other teachers always make up for it. The other teacher is amazing though. Also, the current music teacher always screaming and lectures us. I think that the old music teacher, who is on maternity leave and will return next year, is so good and i encourage you to join chorus because it helps with music grades and the play a lot. All the band teachers are great too. I hope this helps.


Posted August 31, 2011

We found the administrative staff and the teachers to be very supportive. There was a quick response if there was a problem and we felt that the teachers and staff truly cared and went the extra mile. It's a very safe school. It could improve by being more academically challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

My child is just completing 8th grade at this school. He loved 6th grade. 7th grade was a nightmare and 8th grade was no better. The Principal/Assistant Principal want things run their way and they want parents who just keep their mouths shut and don't say anything and go along with what they are doing. Go to them with an issue and they usually chose to handle it by ignoring it and hoping it goes away. There are some amazingly wonderful teachers at this school (Mr. Olsen, Mrs. Angelo, Mrs. Peyev, Ms. Mariano, Mr. Geoffroy, Ms. Jones, Mr. Lincoln, Mrs. Popolou) to name a few. However, there are many teachers who don't seem to care about the kids and quite frankly are there to work for 10 months so they can have the summer off. We were EXTREMELY disappointed with our 3 years there. However, if your child is an A+ student in every class.....the Principal will love them! Any student who is average and doesn't overachieve is treated differently!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

My 2 kids went through this school and came out happy and were ready for High School. They also had friends from this school that stayed together thoughout the high school. This is the school that any parent would be happy and feel safe for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

The principal is terrible! They are very impatient! Except for some teachers such as Mr.Lincoln, he is a fantastic teacher!


Posted April 27, 2009

Everything is great! Teachers and staff are amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

I love Melican Middle School and all of my teachers. They all great personalities and make learning fun and interesting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 1, 2008

This is an Excellent School! My son goes here and just started 6th grade his teachers are so nice and teach with great activities I cant wait for the rest of the years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

My daughter absolutely loves this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

this school is a great school. it has great suport staff and teachers. It has great after school activitys and is verry organized.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

This school is just wonderful. Teachers respond within 2 days to email and support parent-teacher partnerships. My son has been very happy here after 6 not so happy years in elementary 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.

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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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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64%
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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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
82%

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84%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial90%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I59%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial80%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I6%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learners46%

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities11%
English language learners16%
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 Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I75%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian90%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I6%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students71%
Female69%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title I19%
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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 85% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
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 8%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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