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Chocksett Middle School

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Posted December 15, 2009

I completely disagree with the parents who say their kids get 2-3 hours of homework EACH night. When i was in 5th grade, i got very little homework and it was easy to keep up as long as i paid attention in class. I am now in 8th grade, still at chocksett, and i love it. They're preparing us for high school, and those who try(like me) can easily get straight A's. I'll admit, some of the teachers are less qualified than others, but overall, this school is pretty great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I used to b a student at this school and I now attend Monty Tech. Although I was an A and B student I did often struggle at Chocksett. I definitely agree with the November 2008 comment that there is very poor communication between the teachers and parents, or even the teachers and students when it comes to requirements or homework and projects. These teachers assign a lot of work to these students. They start preparing the students for high school in the 5th grade when they should be preparing them for the grades ahead in middle school.


Posted January 12, 2009

caring staff excellant education format, sports are focused on school representation not only ahletic prowess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I agree with the post of November 2008. So far, our 5th grader has experienced 4-5 hours of homework every night, including weekends. Although there is a tremendous amount of work required of the student, I am uncertain as to how much effort is put in the other end. Research projects are required, yet there is little library time and basic mechanics of creating reports are are not reviewed. Our class' website often requires updating, and errors are found both there and in notes handed out in class. I've been witness to students receiving failing grades in 5th grade as well - students I've known to be quite good at Houghton. There is a problem here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2008

Our daughter was an A student until she started school here. Many other parents I have spoken to have the same experiences with this school where their kids are struggling to get even average grades. This is a VERY important transitional time in these 5th graders' lives. The teachers have done nothing to help these kids with organizational skills - they are just expected to take on everything that is thrown at them from many different directions and are given 2-3 hours of homework EACH night. I have seen my daughter come home with well below failing grades on tests and were shocked that there was no note from the teacher to prepare us for it. There is poor communication with the parents. These failing grades have left our daughter with feelings of low self esteem at this transitional time when we are trying so hard to build her confidence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

I am extremely happy with this school and their leadership. I have always been most appreciative of the attention and attitude of both the asst. and the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I agree the administration is lacking, but the teachers are doing a good job. My son and daughter both attended Chocksett and did well at the high school because of the high demands of their teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2007

I'm very disappointed in many aspects of Chocksett. My kids attended another school in the area and were much more focus. At Chocksett, there is a very scant reading program. The principalship seems very disorganized. No school supply list is sent home at the end of the school year. Students must wait until school starts to know what supplies to get, when the stores are running low. This is very frustrating and inefficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

I don't agree with the previous comments about how terrific this school is. My child had a great time in the Houghton Elementary, but the Chocksett Middle school has been a big disappointment. Some of the teachers are great, but some of them really seem burned out and unprofessional. The principle allows this to happen. She seems to judge kids by how they look or present themselves and is easily taken in by 'kiss up' type kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

I think this school is very well put together, I love it! The children are nice, and the teachers are wonderful. Mrs.Snow and Mrs.Sab are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2007

I am a student at Chocksett, and any parent considering this middle school for their child sure is lucky! This is a great school. It has great teachers, and good kids. Mrs.Sab(Asst. Princebal) and Mrs.Snow (Pricabel) are great. Chocksett has great tst scores, and it also has great after school programs. I'm on the cheerleaing scwad and I love it~ There's basketball, soccar,baseball, softball, field hockey, track, sewing, cooking, so many more! I look foward to comming to school each day!
—Submitted by a student


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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 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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87%
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 67% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title I56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title I39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I28%
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

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Title I82%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Title I55%
Students with disabilities32%
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%
Female92%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities20%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female69%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities46%
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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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 94% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 16%
Black 1% 8%
Two or more races 1% 3%
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 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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