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Raynham Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted December 20, 2013

This school is awful. Many teachers don't know anything about the subject, the principals don't get anything done, and worst overall, the gym teacher is a creep. Academics are horrible, the superintendent tried to drop history because it wasn't on the MCAS, you don't get a full language. Kids don't have music anymore because they replaced it with another math class. Some teachers can't control their classes and are only in it for the vacation time. There are some good teachers, but they are rare to find in this disaster of a school. STAY CLEAR OF RMS! AS A FORMER STUDENT, THEY DIDN'T READY ME FOR HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD! GIVE YOUR CHILD A GOOD CHANCE, NOT RMS!!!!


Posted August 13, 2013

laliberte elementary school excellent teachers and principle my grandson learned very much and enjoyed his years at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

Awesome 5th grade teachers! They made the school year interesting, fun, and challenging. Very supportive staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2011

I am an eighth grader at RMS, and i love it! I cannot believe what other reviews say. It is a beautiful building, there are so many after-school programs, and despite other reviews, we DO learn overviews of French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Our teacher won best principal in Massachusetts, and I am in a program where eighth graders can learn freshman algebra. We also have a second math class (math plus) for all seventh and eighth graders to help improve our math skills. I can say nothing but good things. We have also recently received new weight room equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes, as well as our own school track. Most of the gym classes ARE separated by gender, and we do fun activities, like step aerobics, soccer, and golf. I can go on and on. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!


Posted March 10, 2010

hi i am an eight grader at this school. i can tell you that this is the worst year of school yet. here, we have classes with a minimum of 35 students. plus we now go on a trimester scale. for one third of the year, we have either art, world cultures, or music along with either health or gym. you have that one 'special' for one third and thats it. this school got rid of its languages, most field trips, and special events. we also have a horrible super intendent. i dont think that she knows what she is doing. she tried to cancel social studies completely, because its not on mcas. she was actually fired from the position of super intendant at rhode island schools. i have loads more to tell, but i have to go. if you can, dont send your child here
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2009

This school is so great theres great people and teachers i love it so much its so great<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2008

RMS is a very good school with asome teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I agree. no matter what classes students are in. seems like all subjects are just skimmed through in class and it is up to the student to learn on their own.Testing after2eks isn't enoght
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

I cannot believe you do not do a full review w/ conclusion classes, this year was the hardest for my child who is an B student, Teachers need to be more patient
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Overall, I am not pleased with the middle school for the following reasons: Co-ed gym classes are inappropriate at this age, decline in MCAS scores overall in comparison to scores of children in the elementary school (I do not think that this is a reflection on the children rather on what is being taught), omission of previously offered classes such as ROCKS and EASY, and the overall climate of the school not welcoming to parent volunteerism (as a parent there is a very cold climate, whereas, elementary school was very welcoming. My taxes have continued to rise dramatically in the past 8 years and I lack to see any improvement/enhancement in what is being delivered to the children. It is disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Nice modern school facilities are above average. Teachers and staff are not sufficient to teach all classes with any degree of average to below average academic quality.
—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.

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

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 67% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
Female62%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
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 Students75%
Female87%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial36%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial45%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female64%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
Female41%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities3%
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

Above 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 90% 67%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 2% 16%
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 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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420 Titicut Rd
Raynham, MA 02767
Phone: (508) 977-0504

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