Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

M Marcus Kiley Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

10 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted January 29, 2013

M. Marcus Kiley Middle School is having one of the best years on record this year, and change is in the air. Scores are up, behavior is improved, and the staff is strong and highly qualified. As a Kiley teacher, I feel safe at work every day, and am happy to provide quality instruction on a daily basis. While still a level 4 school, we are very close to pulling out due to hard work, data driven education, and a strong community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 7, 2012

i am a student here and this is my first year here at kiley they have some good teachers but some bad students they are out of control they can listen if they tried but they chose to do whatever they want i miss my old school and it was even better than this the kids there were respectful and did what they were supposed to and i went to forest park middle school for a year and i loved it i never wanted to stay home from school until i got to kiley


Posted December 3, 2011

Kiley Middle School Is Not The Bad School That Peope Think It Is . Kiley Is Getting Better At Their Edgucation Rates And Are Doing Exellent . The Teachers Are Great And The Children Might Be Crazy Sometimes But They Are Willing To Learn . That Is How Kiley Got Number 1 At ANET . Kiley Is An Awesome Place For Children To Have Fun While Get The Edgucation Needed.


Posted December 16, 2010

I agree with the situation of the school being out of control. My daughter started going back to Kiley this year & it was the worst mistake of my life. She thinks she has be tough & popular just to fit in. The teachers don't listen & the superiors don't want to deal with it. All they care about is suspending a child so they won't have to fix it in a reasonable way. I was planning on sending her to a charter school as well to see if it will change my child back to how she was before all this drama in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This is my son's first year and I am very disappointed with the stories he comes home with. There are days he doesn't even want to go to school because the kids there are out of control. He was never one to miss school or even ask to stay home when he was sick until he started school at Kiley. He was just accepted to a charter school and I hope things will improve for his sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

Kiley middle school is really out of control i was a former student last year its so bad that i dont even remember the principals name, even though i do remember him giving meetings very offten about the childrens behavior . the behavior in that school is down right crazy , the children should not be doing half of the things that they do for example run the halls all day and damage the school grounds. The teachers and other staff need to control the children better .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2006

Great school that is really up and coming amongst the Springfield middle school. Teachers are enthusiastic and committed and the administration works hard to create the best possible learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Alrite schools. Kids have a tendency to be disruptive and uncooperative. However, there are a few very well behaved, intelligent children. Please consider Van Sickle when looking at Springfield Schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2006

I had the pleasure of participating in a Team Meeting with my daughters seventh grade teachers. I wish to complement them on their professionalism, insight into their students, intelligence, and their commitment to their work. I was impressed with the quick and efficent way in which, the seventh grade counselor helped me correct and address my grienvence. The teachers were extremely helpful and genuinely concerned about my issue. I wish to thank all the Springfield teachers for their commitment to my children, and the impressive way they have educated them. Because of these teachers, my children have scored proficent/advance on all MCAS. Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

Kiley is a good school, but know that I have sent my child there, I sort of regret it. If I had another chance I would enroll my child in Chesnut, it is a way better school, but Kiley can be a good school too.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
16%

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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
8%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
12%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
4%
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 Students23%
Female25%
Male21%
African American23%
Asian39%
Hispanic19%
Multiracial30%
White24%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities3%
English language learners6%

Math

All Students23%
Female24%
Male23%
African American20%
Asian69%
Hispanic15%
Multiracial40%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I23%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learners22%
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 Students27%
Female31%
Male24%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracial40%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Title I27%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learners4%

Math

All Students13%
Female13%
Male12%
African American12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracial30%
White20%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Title I13%
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 Students42%
Female49%
Male38%
African American49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learners14%

Math

All Students18%
Female18%
Male19%
African American9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Title I18%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learners11%

Science

All Students5%
Female3%
Male6%
African American0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic2%
Multiracialn/a
White15%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
Title I5%
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

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.

 
Below average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Massachusetts. Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

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
Hispanic 54% 16%
Black 21% 8%
White 19% 67%
Two or more races 4% 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 87%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

Fax number
  • (413) 787-7247

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

180 Cooley St
Springfield, MA 01128
Phone: (413) 787-7240

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Mill Pond School
Springfield, MA



Birchland Park
East Longmeadow, MA




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT