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Somerset Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 584 students

 

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Posted April 21, 2009

I am a student at Somerset Middle School and I love this school. The teachers are friendly and the equiptment is high quality. I have to admit that the lunches could be a little better... Okay, a lot better. I think this school is one of the best! Go Raiders!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2006

i am a student at somerset middle school i was very scared in 6th grade because i was in a big school i thought fndin class was but it wasnt the principals walked me around 4 1 week to every class we have things many schools dont music gym art health dare an more its all because our pto i cant think of friendler teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

I feel that the children are very well educated and the teachers and staff are fantastic. My children have had a wonderful experience at the Middle school. I hope I can say the same about the High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

My child moved to the Somerset Middle School in the middle of seventh grade. So far, I am not impressed. I get the feeling that the teachers are far more interested in keeping classes quiet than in teaching and encouraging students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

I am a Student at Somerset Middle School and I think it is a very good school for your child to go to. They make you feel welcome when your a new 6th grader in a new school. Even now as an 8th grader they are always helping you in any way possible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2004

I am a former student of Somerset Middle School. After being there for 3 years, I realized that I didn't want to continue my high school education in this school district and decided to go to a private school instead. Teachers at the middle school are very apathetic. Instead of trying to encourage students with a not so great academic record, they dish out negative comments and remarks. Kids need motivation. Encouragement. Support. At Somerset Middle School they don't get that. If you want your child's best qualities and strengths to be brought out, I wouldn't recommend Somerset Middle School.
—Submitted by a former 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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

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

All Students65%
Female77%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students58%
Female57%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

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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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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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 95% 68%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (508) 324-3145

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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1141 Brayton Ave
Somerset, MA 02726
Phone: (508) 324-3140

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