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Stem Middle Academy

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 255 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2009

This is the most amazing school I have seen. The technology and teaching staff are above and beyond my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

its a new public school very small great teacher support ,students are there to get a head start on future education goals they will need in a 21st century college
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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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students48%
Female43%
Male51%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners15%

Math

All Students37%
Female32%
Male39%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners23%
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 Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students19%
Female14%
Male24%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Title I19%
Students with disabilities0%
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 Students62%
Female75%
Male54%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title I62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students28%
Female18%
Male33%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students14%
Female7%
Male17%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title I14%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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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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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% 15%
Black 25% 8%
White 16% 68%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
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 81%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Springfield, MA 01109
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