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James L Mulcahey

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Posted March 12, 2012

the school converted to a elementary school it did not close down..its actually a great school for younger kids...my child has had her first year there and so far so good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2010

I went to this school for 3 years, and sadly they are closing it down. They are making it Leddy school, but the point is that everyone who went there loved it. The only thing that anyone didn't like was the school lunches, but this is such a great school and i will miss it deeply. I hate the fact that it is closing down. Sincerly D.D.S. in group 73 2010


Posted June 25, 2010

Mulcahey is a great school, It has great teachers and staff. it is to bad that they are closing it and coverting it into an elementery school. People now a days don't care about kids its all about there pay vs keeping schools open .I hope that one day Mulcahey will become a middle school again to serve it's origanal age group.


Posted August 30, 2008

The staff cares deeply about their students and works very hard to teach the curriculum. We very much want to see our students succeed and many staff go above and beyond in working toward that goal. We love our kids! I wouldn't work in any other school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2008

I have a child in 5th and 6th grade both are doing well and both love it at Mulcahey. It is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I have a daughter who goes to this school and she loves it. This is a wonderful school despite other reviews. The teachers are very helpful and I am sad to see Dr Azar leave. Best of luck to him!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I am a student at Mulcahey.Mulcahey is a very good school.It is now under new leadership and is on the road to sucess.There are many extra curricular activities if you chose to join.Children can do many activities such as Chorus,Band,Drama Club,track,ect.It is all in what you make it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2006

I think that mulcahey middle school is the best school ever! I am glad that I attend that school! no other school can compare. no matter what parents adults or other people say Mulcahey is the Best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2006

This school is the best school ever! It is fun and very serious. We have Artist of the Month when we pick our favorite artists (and kids DO like rappers!) and Eminem was one of them. Also, it does not take a lawyer or a long time to get into special needs, that is a really bad lie. We have great acticities here, too,and an honors program. Honors is the biggest class and even more are qualified! And don't be mad because we aren't one of those stuck up schools in Taunton! We are great and by the way, have the best cheer squad in the city!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2005

This school is absolutley the best! And the teachers seem like the are fun but most of the time they do get very serious if we are good, then we can get a little fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2004

School gets a bad rap. The students are taught in a very professional manner by the teachers. The facility is in good shape as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

My two daughter and son attended this school and I am so glad my daughter is gone. this school is run by the students. when they closed the other school a majority of the students came here. Nothing but trouble makers. We ahve since moved and for the most part the first two are o.k. my last child is still needing help to catch up to her grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

I am starting to see that the last review is the truth about this school. Some of the teachers seem like they do not care, One teacher has a poster of the rapper Emeniem on her wall. They talk in classes more than they are taught. And there is no school choice here in Taunton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2004

This school is predominately low income students. it is violent, and the teachers are far below satisfactory. special needs services well you need a lawyer to get them and it can take up to a year before they are in place. this is the truth! dont put your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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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

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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

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Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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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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28 Clifford St
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 821-1255

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