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Central Middle School

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Posted November 10, 2013

Central Middle School was the best experience I've ever had. The three years that I spent there really shaped my character and personality. The teachers at Central are very dedicated to their job and understanding. They stress the fact that learning is very important and that a better education would mean a better future. I'm in 9th grade now but if I could, I would attend Central all over again. :)


Posted October 3, 2012

I am the parent of two children and both came to Central Middle School - in the LAB program and both had a bad experience. Secretaries knows who to attend nicely and quickly otherwise it takes long to meet the needs of the other parents, On the phone they will keeping you "hold-down".Teacher expectations appears that is all about MCAS. They know all about diversity - but they do show favoritism and prejudice toward some students. Teacher experience stress and so there is screaming and yelling around March/April most likely because MCAS testing/results. Those that said "I love this school" "CMS is the best school" is because they are the favorite - you been helped, or you are one of the circle. It is the genuine true and they know it. Kids here are rude and/or arrogant. The past 6 years the principals have not been caring enough to stop rudeness. One thing I must said positively is that one of my kids always said CMS "must keep this Hispanic Language Teacher for ever he is the only one great.. he is there for the students. he's truly is making a difference. Hoping Central Middle School can be a better community-culture with the new soon location Will keep close eye on....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2010

Central is a great school. Registration normally takes time. We , as parents love to see our chilren has homeworks, doing shcool projects rather than playing on computers. My daughter loves Central, she does not want to miss a day of school even she is sick. She is in AP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2010

This is one of the most unorganized schools I have been in. It took the front desk lady an hour for me to register my child. My child came home later that night complaining of how much the teachers scream and yell at the other students so much. My child has recently been depressed due to all the homework, projects, essays, and they way the students treat her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

my son is in the advanced classes and he really loves it and he has some great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2009

I like this School helped my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I love Central middle school. It has highly motivated and educated teachers. The kids are very nice and making friends is not a problem. The extra curricular activites are very enjoyable and this school is definitely better than point webster or any other in the district. The AP program is really challenging and for smart kids it is actually easy. So if you have a kid that is not up to it, Central has neighborhood divisions and even honor divisions. So if you are looking for a great school for your child, enroll them in Central today.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2008

Though I have heard good and bad about Central Middle School my biggest concern is that the LAB program is based on the MCAS test, which is really geared toward teachers ability to teach not the childs ability to learn. I think that the LAB program shoud be based on the individual child, their ability in class their term reports and thirdly the MCAS can also be a factor. I also think that LAB should be offered to all middle schools throughout Quincy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

Awesome, excellent, outstanding, amazing, the best. Espicially 7th grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2005

Central Middle School is an excellent school! All teachers are highly educated and truly care about the well being of their students. Also, they have many after school activities that every child is free to join or tryout. I have had a personal experience with the drama program. Every student in that play puts in their best effort and both teachers, who are helping out with the play, are open to help you at any time. On then education front, Central is very concerned about each and every students grades and test scores. The only thing that bugged me was how much pressure was put on the MCAS. I felt that they were taking time out of my school day to focus on a test that is based on previous education. In conclusion, Central is a wonderful school that has many after school options and has a fabulous teaching staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

It is a very good school, with excellent extracuriculum activities, such as drama or sport teams. It also has a gifted Advanced Placement program. I suggest that if you are to enroll your child in a school in Quincy, enroll them at Central.
—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 67% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
70%

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68%

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68%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

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

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students55%
Female45%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 58% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 6%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 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 37%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1012 Hancock St
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 984-8725

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