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Belmonte Saugus Middle School

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Posted January 13, 2014

This school Is terrible. I hate the majority of the rules and staff. I think that some staff treats the "bad" kids with more respect and gives more leeway with them, rather than giving it to the kids that actualy follow directions and are good students. Hey complain about everything just to add. The school itself is not so good. There is many issues. Floors coming apart, the gym is disgusting and the whole school needs a total make over even after construction. From an unhappy 8 th grader that is happy to leave Belmonte forever!


Posted April 14, 2010

The teachers and staff are very dedicated to mission of the school which is promoting academic achievement and fostering school spirit which improves the community as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

this school is horrible its ugly and needs more money! p.s im in the 7th grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

this school is not as bad as everyone says it is. lots of weird stuff happens but despite the budget cuts. I have to say this is a descent school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

I'm a former student of this school, and I must say this is a school that's falling apart. The teachers try their hardest, but the school does lack funding. After the town's budget problems were brought to attention, I believe all they're going to end up doing is shoving most of the elementary children into the school, giving them less space, less supplies, less teachers, etc. The school is outright disgusting and in poor shape physical wise. It needs a definite make over not only to make it look better, but to make the students much safer as well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2006

Well, I'm an 8th grade student at Belmonte Middle School and I have spent the last 2 years there being miserable. No supplies, lax discipline, and not enough money!
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

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 71% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I8%
Students with disabilities7%
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 Students63%
Female76%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female51%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Title I4%
Students with disabilities5%
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%
Female84%
Male67%
African American73%
Asian73%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students42%
Female49%
Male38%
African American45%
Asian45%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female22%
Male31%
African American27%
Asian36%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Title I0%
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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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

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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 82% 67%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 8%
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 29%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25 Dow St
Saugus, MA 01906
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