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Norton Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 698 students

 
 

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Posted June 24, 2011

Great School, 2 of my children have attended. Nothing but highest reviews for the teachers and the extra activities available for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

Awesome school defenatly a great choice by any loving parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

The teachers are awesome here and teach us a lot but are also very fun to be around. This school is awesome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2008

Norton Middle School is an amazing school. Students are given indivuial attention, and teachers donate their free time to help students with school work and studying. The teachers and principal have made the best of a difficult finanical situation, and the students do not suffer from the tight finances. They recieve benefits such as specials, clubs, and advanced classes. Norton Middle school is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Norton is great evryone likes Norton the teachers care about us!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

Teachers care about the students. work is challenging and yet doable. Children are encouraged to reach higher. Building is kept clean but not sterile. I am very pleased at the progress my child has made here
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I must say I am suprised at the disrespect of the principal of the middle school. I believe the principal does a great job at notification of things goingh on, he belives the students safety is priority and takes the extra step to ensure thier safety. The teachers are very good at the school and get to little credit. My daughter likes her teachers, the extra curricular activities and the school as a whole. I am very happy with our middle school and the people running and working there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

It is not the lack of money in this town it is the lack of a good leadership from the principle to the school committee. There is no discipline or respect in the school. Some of the teacher and students try hard but there is room for so much more improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2006

The principal's leadership in this school is non-existant. The school does nothing to prepare a child for high school. I was absolutely amazed with the very poor quality education my child received here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2006

I really think the quality of the school is poor. Also I believe the sportsmanship of the basketball teams are also poor and reflects leadership and ability of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

The Norton Middle School is suffering due to poor Principal leadership. The building is new, and the students hard working. But, progress is not being made and the performance of the school is not what it should be because strong leadership is lacking.
—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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

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 78% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
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 Students89%
Female96%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students60%
Female56%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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50%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

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 95% 68%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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215 West Main St
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: (508) 285-0140

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