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Watertown Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 579 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

The teachers and administrators at Watertown Middle School bring their love of education into the classroom every day. It is their support and preparation that gives WMS's diverse student population the skills that are essential to make the transition from elementary school to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

great teachers and respectfull students


Posted January 29, 2008

This school is terrific and a wonderful place for learning.
—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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
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 Students61%
Female72%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian70%
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title I36%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learners30%

Math

All Students55%
Female63%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Title I15%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learners20%
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 Students72%
Female85%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I45%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students67%
Female77%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title I36%
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

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female87%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title I63%
Students with disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asian67%
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students31%
Female22%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asian25%
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title I0%
Students with disabilities8%
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?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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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 75% 68%
Hispanic 11% 15%
Asian 8% 6%
Black 4% 8%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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68 Waverley Ave
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 926-7783

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