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Point Webster Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted February 1, 2011

This is THE BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL in all of Quincy. If you're planning to enroll, don't waste any time thinking... JUST GO FOR IT! The teachers are absolutely amazing, the quality of their teaching is amazing, THE SCHOOL OVERALL IS AMAZING!! I had a fantastic time here and I hope you will too. :D


Posted August 30, 2009

Point Webster is an amazing school. The academics are in my mind 'easy', but the teachers are always willing to give you work that is higher than others. So, if you are looking for a school in Quincy, Point Webster is a definite choice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

This is your average middle school. The teachers are very nice and stay on curriculum. They get everyone ready for the MCAS which is a nice thing. Although some of the students seem to fight to much and get into trouble. I have been bullied before and the principals and guidance don't seem to help with that. They just suspend the kid...but it never helps. Overall its a pretty nice school...just make sure you hang out with the right people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2009

It was a good school but the academics were too easy for me. I really didn't enjoy my time with the kids and the teachers were fine.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

I have a daughter that is in 6th grade. This is her second yr in Point Webster. The transition from 4th grade to 5th was amazing. My daughter made honor roll for the first time. The 5th grade teachers are a wonderful team. As for the 6th grade teachers we are pleased so far even though it is the begining of the school yr. The staff overall is very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2008

This is a great school with good teachers and a good staff to provide the students with lots of knowledge and energy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2006

They're a very good school. Great musicians, artists, and very athletic students are enrolled here. Also the extracurricular actvities are reat too. They involve parents alot.My suggestions are enroll them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

Point webster middle school is a very good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2004

This school is horrible! the students usualy overrule the substitude and yell outrageous things. Teachers are too soft and instructions are unclear.
—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 65% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
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 67% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students63%
Female70%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
African American30%
Asian52%
Hispanic10%
Multiracial63%
White41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female29%
Male29%
African American20%
Asian52%
Hispanic0%
Multiracial55%
White23%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
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

English Language Arts

All Students57%
Female86%
Male42%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students32%
Female29%
Male34%
African Americann/a
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
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 Students71%
Female81%
Male60%
African American50%
Asian76%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female42%
Male37%
African American8%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female23%
Male33%
African American8%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
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 53% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 6%
Black 11% 8%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 67%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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60 Lancaster St
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 984-6600

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