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Wareham Middle School

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Posted February 24, 2014

This school has no real stand up punishment for bad students, they can get away with anything. They have no dean,and no time for the students who may need extra help. The 13 year old girls dress like grown woman and have piercings that you aren't really allowed to have until your eighteen,and yet the school doesn't enforce them to take them out during school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

This is a very great school with an abundance of very dedicated teachers. I also attended this school and Ive noticed that alot of the teachers that were there are still here. I think the teachers go way out of their way to try to help the students. When you walk through the front door of this school into the main office the secretaries are very pleasant and the school physically is very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I think the 'new' school is great and I am saddened by Mr. Brand leaving. He was bring the school to a new level. Although Mr. Brand does not hold all the answers he was on the right track. I think the problem is the teachers. Most of the teachers cannot be bothered with the pressures and issues surrounding the students today. I feel there is a lot of passing the buck and unfairness when dealing with the students. The school does not have the resources that kids in this age group need. The need guidance and support and the staff is not there. ** Some of the teachers are excellent. (but they are few and far). This age is such an important age and too many teachers shut the door on the kids. Parents are encouraged to be involved but then you and your child are labeled as nagging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

I love this school! Our school just got reconstructed, so everything is new. The school now has a new principal, Mr. Brand. The school has many extracurricular activites. There is about 20-25 students per class. For those students who are not being challenged enough the school offers the student to take Algebra 1 class. The school has after school classes and drama. The school has a great band program.
—Submitted by a student


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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students54%
Female60%
Male50%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial44%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
African American16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial28%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities5%
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 Students64%
Female77%
Male51%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial57%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Title I64%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students49%
Female56%
Male42%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracial44%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities3%
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 Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracial54%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title I73%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students34%
Female36%
Male31%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracial30%
White35%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students34%
Female30%
Male39%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracial22%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities12%
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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50%
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26%
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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
White 76% 67%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Black 7% 8%
Hispanic 6% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4 Viking Dr
Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: (508) 291-3550

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