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Collins Middle School

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Posted May 10, 2014

It's horrible and they treat u bad. Same field trips every year. Can't even get new soccer nets but they can spend it on Mac computers. Kids with ankle brackets and that have been in jail/court. Never go here


Posted December 20, 2013

Very unprofessional teachers. Higher districts other than students intimades children and makes them feel insacure about the way they are feeling and treated. Treat reach children better than mainstream classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2012

This place is a hellhole. Get me out before my creative spirit is destroyed completely.


Posted April 21, 2010

The Collins Middle School strives to meet the needs of a diverse group of students who are the heart and soul of the city of Salem, MA. It is an underfunded school and would benefit greatly from this award. Please vote for the Collins!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

i miss thiss school it was really awesome , and the teachers are really nice & respectful .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2010

This school is a fine example of how a middle school should be run in the modern era. It has superior faculty and staff and the activities offered are bountiful. With a wonderful music program which features many opportunities for students to showcase their talents and using award winning instructional material in the classroom, CMS is an above average school for the middle school student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2004

I am a student at collins middle school and let me tell you it is an awesome school! there are so many extra activities in the school. I am in a play there called ' little woman ' it is based on louisa may alcott's book.The director is miss.Miles ( leah miles ) , she is very nice and knows how to deal with kids. This is probally my favorite school that i have attended.
—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 67% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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58%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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41%

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43%

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

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

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
69%

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69%

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59%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
39%

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34%

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33%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners14%

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners9%
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 Students45%
Female51%
Male38%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners13%

Math

All Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities4%
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

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Female73%
Male48%
African American54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title I60%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students38%
Female43%
Male34%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities2%
English language learners19%

Science

All Students26%
Female25%
Male25%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic7%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities2%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

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
White 57% 67%
Hispanic 31% 16%
Black 6% 8%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 63%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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29 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 740-1191

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