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Atlantic Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 11, 2014

I have bel keen at Atlantic middle school for 1 year and I am now going into 7th grade. Atlantic May not be in it's best condition but just beacuse our school is not brand new like central we still have amazing teachers and staff. I personally think Atlantic should be re done but we should keep the AJHS that is on the wall where the gym is, beacuse it shows our AMS pride and how long this school has running


Posted January 1, 2014

I go to the school here only have 1 year left. Do not want to leave teachers ive had so far are wonderful. Love this school , if you want a wonderful school, come to Atlantic Middle School!!!!!! I love how if you need help the teachers give you one on one after or before school!


Posted October 16, 2009

It's a great school! Most parents don't really understand and say that it's a bad school because their kids get bad grades or their kids aren't involved with the activities. i went there for 2 years and both years i made high honor roll for every single term. it was hard, the teachers are really kind and strict at the same time. if you need any help they stay after school to help you. most kids don't take education seriously making their parents think the school is bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Great teachers and supports systems. Has wonderful extra-curricular activities!!! Wonderful environment to learn and grow!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

I have had the prevligue to attend AMS for three years. The teachers we open to giving extra help before or after school. The after school activities were well run and a great place to be aftre school. My previous principal was always strict to keep us children in order but she cared about us and our saftey. They staff were always a pleasure to be around. I LOVE AMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2008

I am currently a 7th and 8th grade teacher at Altantic Middle School. I have previously taught at both Broadmeadows and Point Webster. The attitufe of the teachers and administration at this school far exceeds any other I have been exposed to. Additionally, the motto of respect includes all adults and children in the buildfing- respect for others, and respect for self. The Administration, guidance and teachers are without a doubt fully involved in their students success, and if any parent feels otherwise then it is their responsibility to call or email their child's teacher to straighten things out. Personally, I beleive that my students' success if my success, and I welcome all parent calls or letters. Teachers have over 100 children they are responsible for, most parents may have a few, making it more reasonable for parents to call teachers with concerns than the other way around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 18, 2007

terrible i hated it the teachers didn't seem to care what the students thought and my three years there were the worst of my years in school. I am now a sophmore at North Quincy and i love it and when i look back on atlantic it was justreally unpleasent
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

I have the misfortune of a child who currently attends Atlantic. The teachers are at best disinterested. The assistant principal Dr. Wolf is scattered, unavailable for parent conferences, and has the affect of one who is frightened of the individual pupils. Overall, this is not a place for learning or prepartion of young minds for the future, but a wharehouse for future felons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

So far this year the school has gone above and beyond the 6th grade academic expectations I have had for my son. I don't see many oportunities for parent involvement just a pto meeting once in a while. And lastly, the extracurricular activities are not posted very clearly as to which activities will be available and when the sign up is.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learners53%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities38%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students64%
Female56%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
English language learners56%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learners8%

Math

All Students58%
Female62%
Male53%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners46%

Science

All Students26%
Female23%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asian39%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 6%
White 43% 67%
Hispanic 5% 16%
Black 4% 8%
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 55%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Quincy, MA 02171
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