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John J Duggan Middle School

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Posted September 10, 2013

This is my second yr sending my nephew there at first I was nervous because all of the bad I have heard but belive it or not I have not had one issue yet. Teachers show interest in the students and help students as much as they can . They speak calmly even when kids are irate and for any issues they contact you quickly homework is good not really any bullies so far so good in my book


Posted February 12, 2012

Loaded with bullies. Not good for the kid who has Asperger's. The police are always there because the kids can't control themselves and the people working there can't control them either. The principal takes days to call you back as do her assistants. I went there 30 years ago, my son is stuck there for 2 more years. I feel sick dropping him off daily. He is just surviving, not learning. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

I have to say that as a native of NY, 2 years ago I would not have considered putting my own child in Duggan, but after working there for 3 years, I would definetly put my son in Duggan. The teachers are caring yet stern, and really foster a productive learning environment. The Expeditions are fantastic and really teach our students to become positive citizens in their community.


Posted December 31, 2008

I belive that Duggn is a really great school , the teachers are helpfull and are able to help all of the students and make sure they learn ....well i know because i was a former student at dugan and i loved it !!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2008

wow very nice and amazing my daugther goes there they published ther own book on may30 2008
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

Duggan is terrific. I wouldn't recomend any other school. I tell my mom all the time that I can't wait to go to school. Im a straight 'a' student and gets all my work done. I love Duggan.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2004

Duggan is a fantastic school! The only way you could make it better was if you could increased the budget.
—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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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19%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

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50%

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51%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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9%

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9%

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10%

2010

 
 
12%
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 Students26%
Female35%
Male16%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracial60%
White28%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I26%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Math

All Students16%
Female15%
Male17%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracial10%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged15%
Title I16%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students31%
Female47%
Male21%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial14%
White29%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title I31%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners5%

Math

All Students12%
Female14%
Male12%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracial7%
White7%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Title I12%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners5%
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 Students51%
Female64%
Male37%
African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities4%
English language learners16%

Math

All Students20%
Female22%
Male17%
African American19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Title I20%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students9%
Female7%
Male9%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
White22%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Title I9%
Students with disabilities0%
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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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
Hispanic 44% 16%
Black 32% 8%
White 15% 67%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 83%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1015 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01109
Phone: (413) 787-7410

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