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Joseph Case Jr High School

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Posted January 10, 2012

Amazing school! Great faculty! I am in my 3rd and unfortunately last year at Case Jr High. I have had an amazing experience at this school and I am genuinely sad to leave. All the teachers care, they will go to any length to help you. The environment is okay, students could be a little nicer. But overall great school. It has been like a second home to me. The discipline is great, every student is innocent until proven guilty. I love this school, I feel at home here, and I will be very sad to leave.


Posted August 9, 2009

I am happy that Case Junior High is a safe and diciplined school. It makes me feel good about sending my daughter there everyday. Students that can't behave should be disciplined. Parents should take responsibility when they have kids that can't behave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I think the school cares more about disipline than they do about education. The students education is taken from them to sit in ISS from a minor to a major infraction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

I am shock at the way this school year started. Our spanish class are diminished completely for art everyday? This is an outrage! We have new teachers that are not qualified for the achedemic their teaching. All kids are treated the same so the underacheivers are now in higher classes and over acheivers are not getting the studies they need while there will be tons of interuptions for questions on the assignments. I would love nothing more than to yank my child out of this school as this year will be stressful, nothing taught and boring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2004

I think that Case is a wonderful Junior High School, However, it is unfortunatly lacking a strong foundations art program. What happens to the student who wishes to pursue a career that requires studies in areas such as graphic designer, architect, interier design etc. We live in a world where visual is everything. There are many careers available in the visual arts and the students of Case Junior High will be left out of the loop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I feel that the school does not provide enough feedback concerning my child's progress. Also, they have parent/teacher conferences scheduled for 2 hours, and since there are over 200 students, how are you supposed to talk to any of them? I waited in line to talk to my son's English teacher for 45 minutes, and was not able to speak to any other teachers because of the length of the lines. I feel that times should be scheduled for each parent with concerns.
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
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 Students70%
Female82%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities6%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Title In/a
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

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How schools in the state rate:

24%
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50%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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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 96% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
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 22%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (508) 646-4413

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
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