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John T Reid Middle School

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Posted January 25, 2014

This is without question the worst school I have ever came into contact with. Rather than take the time to attempt to work with the parents they waste no time having kids arrested without knowing the entire story. The first day my stress was relived was the last day my child was sent to Reid. Avoid this place at all costs!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

The structures in place at Reid are the model for all the schools in the county now. The administration, teachers, and staff are second to none in the district. I am proud to work here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2012

Reid is ok teachers are awsome but not all although the staff is REALLY good compared with the other middle school. Although it could be better. ive seen better. it is actually the BEST school that Pittsfield has because the high schools disgust me.


Posted March 23, 2009

I feel that the school has evolved into a model middle school for others to follow. From the house structure to the new administration, it is a school that holds high standards for parents, students and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

I love my daughter's 6th grade teachers. I email them with any concerns I have big or small. They get back to me via email or a phone call. I think they are doing a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

I think this school is one of the worst school I have ever seen. The teacher's treat the children like common criminals. They don't work well with the families. I hate Reid and the education there is terrible. I cannot express my disgust for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

I think the staff at Reid Middle School are outstanding, compassionate, understanding, flexable, willing to modify work when needed. They work as a team. The diverse student population is a challenge, but not one that can't be met. The students receive comprehensive education condusive to states expectations. Like I said it is a challenge.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted May 21, 2004

I like this school a lot. The teachers and staff are friendly. I think that there is a lot of listening and learning going on.
—Submitted by a 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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%

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

All Students56%
Female58%
Male52%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial50%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracial80%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
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 Students69%
Female81%
Male54%
African American86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracial50%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male45%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracial28%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Male70%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial67%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracial50%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students33%
Female30%
Male37%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracial8%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
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:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 70% 67%
Black 12% 8%
Hispanic 11% 16%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 61%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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950 North St
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 448-9620

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