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James P Timilty Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 

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Posted November 20, 2011

This school is absolutly terrible! I am currently a student here in 7th grade and was there in 6th grade to! Still miserable and hoping to change schools. There are fights practically everyday and lots of drama! You have to get escorts just to go to the bathroom right around the corner and even to the nurse. Lots of teachers are rude and ignorant and blame you for stuff you don't even do! If your thinking about bringing your child to this school think twice! Plus if you still choose for your student to go to that school and s/he is in big blue family sixth grade good luck. Also if your child may be in green family 7th grade good luck. Lastly, if your child is in Maroon family good luck. Also, the teachers may ask if you want your child to be in AVID ( Advancement Via Indiviual Determination ) i would say no. Unless your child is well organized then maybe you can put it in consideration. Avid is basically you spending money on unessicary junk. You have to have a 3" Binder and are required to do certain things that don't even make sense. At this school they be money hungry. They charge you $2.50 just for a bottle water and even make you late for lunch were you eat for about 5-20 min.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2010

I was a former student (graduated 2 years ago) who went through all three miserable years at this horrible school; I am currently attending a private school, which Timilty inadequately prepared me for. The reason why there are no acceptable reviews for this correctly labeled 2/10 school is because there is almost no involved AT ALL: parent and student. The teachers, the most important part of a child's education experience here at Timilty are barely qualified to run a class. Too many times have I witnessed teachers not able to handle the rowdiness of the (i shudder to say) "students". Do not put any hope in the adults who run this place as I would like to call the various rules inefficiently made are A JOKE. You determine what it means when the principal is best known for her cooking on open houses. Kudos for researching!


Posted August 28, 2008

I think that. Because i'm a new student. And i have learned so many things about the school. Like the projects, math, and the feild trips (ect).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is a presidential award winning school. It boasts an energetic principal whose number one priority is a superior education for her students in an urban setting. It has a low teacher turnover, a challenging curriculum, taught by caring teachers, who encourage each child to be all that they can be. Discipline problems are few and are dealt with immediately. This school also has an active parent council that works closely with school administration. It's students are ussaly able to go on to high school with great success.
—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 67% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
36%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
3%

2010

 
 
6%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male35%
African American45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I37%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students42%
Female42%
Male41%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners22%
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 Students39%
Female44%
Male32%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I39%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students24%
Female23%
Male24%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learners14%
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 Students43%
Female48%
Male37%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Title I43%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students23%
Female20%
Male24%
African American24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Title I23%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners12%

Science

All Students9%
Female6%
Male12%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged9%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners3%
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%
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50%
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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

Below 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
Hispanic 52% 16%
Black 44% 8%
White 2% 67%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 72%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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