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P. Brent Trottier Middle School

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Posted January 29, 2013

My son is in his first year at Trottier, and despite the intensity of middle school as compared to elementary school, he is loving it. The teachers are very attentive and warm with all the students, so far as I can tell, and professional, and the counseling services are wonderful. The teachers are very good at responding to emails about homework questions and other issues. It's also one of the only middle schools left that has Family Consumer Science, which I think is a very valuable course. Our son comes home most every day very excited about what he has learned in school. We feel very lucky, especially having moved a year ago from another town, where we were also pretty happy with the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

This school has amazing teachers and a fantastic learning environment great administration and great curriculum and teaching styles. The school is amazing overall


Posted October 17, 2010

My 2 daughters attended Trottier and both had a wonderful Middle School experience there. The teachers and administration are outstanding and really care about each child and communicate often with parents. Many parents also help out with frequent feild trips and the many events hosted by the school. I can't imagine any public school offering a more challenging academic program or top notch extracurricular program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

My 2 children attended Trottier Middle School and it was a wonderful experience on so many levels! The teachers & principal are amazing and really connect with the kids. There are so many wonderful activities and events beyond what you would expect from a public school. Parents in the town of Southborough also really get involved with the schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2005

I am a former student of Trottier. My experience at Trottier is one that I will never forget. I feel privileged to have received such an outstanding level of academics prior to entering high school. I was very much involved in many programs that they had to offer after school. Activities that I participated in include field hockey, drama, art club, and choir. I would truly recommend sending your children to the public schools if you move to Southborough.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 11, 2005

It is rare and wonderful to find a public middle school where the teachers are so involved with the students. There seem to be so many varing, intelligent teachers, that I lose count of who was the best! This school has more than good test scores, it has happy, well adjusted teenage students. (How rare is that?) Tonight my daughter participated in the volleyball 'marathon.' It is a huge, school-wide fundraiser/sports night/social celebration. The place was packed with happy faces at the end of the night. The school drama and musical plays and the music programs are equally impressive. I wish the public high school had nearly as good a reputation. It is just too big to be ths good. Enjoy Trottier - if your child wants to learn, it is a great place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2004

Trottier is a really good school. You can learn aot about things we need to, ad stuff we really don't need to. Our after school activites are the best. There are always at least five things to pick from. There is a lta bus for the south side, and fo th north side. Most people at school are really friendly, and the teachers are the funnest.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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88%

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

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65%

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62%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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91%

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93%

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Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
64%

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63%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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57%

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51%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I70%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities23%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students53%
Female47%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged55%
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 (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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 85% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Black 1% 8%
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 3%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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49 Parkerville Rd
Southborough, MA 01772
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