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Webster Middle School

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Posted January 25, 2013

I cannot even begin to explain my disgust in webster middle school!! They are completely incompitent, they try to paint a picture that my child is bad, when its them who cant handle anything less than a perfect little robot! When you fight the system and call them out on their faults, they turn things around and blame parents! I am now forced to take drastic measures against them as they are unwilling to place my child elsewhere like i have been fighting for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

Webster middle school has the worst teachers I have ever dealt with. This school claims to care for children being bullied. When in reality most of the bullying is done by there own!! YES!! That`s right, some of the teachers are just as bad- if not worse at bullying. If a teacher dosnt like a student. That teacher can make it very hard for anyone else to like them either.. Imagine your child crying almost every day because they dont want to go to school. Now imagine the reason is because there being bullied, but not by students. BY TEACHERS! Every day I get a phone call from the school telling me my child did this, my child did that. Most of the calls have to do with little petty things that could and should be dealt with during school hours. (talking in class, run. in hallway, got up from there seat without permission), just to name a few. Last week my child came home badly bruised by another child. Where was the phone call then! Also last week my child threw a SEVERE tantrum fit about going to school right infront of principal, asnt. principal,& 2 teachers, they just stood there watching, Not one of them came over to help assist or help in any way. Shame on them!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2005

I feel Webster really needs to work on improving the level of education our children are receiving. In the fall of 2004 I expressed my concerns abouth the six grade math curriculum and was Webster following the DOE's framework for sixth graders since they would be taking the sixth grade MCAs test this year. I questioned this because my child, 1. did not have a math book, 2. was working from math worksheets which covered just basic mathematics. After expressing my concerning to the Principal, I did notice my son had a blue math folder that seem to be covering some of the topics listing on the DOE Sixth Grade Math Frameworks. My child struggles in reading and writting and I do not feel he does not receive enough support in these areas. I am worry about him maintaining his grades in the seventh grade. Webster does not offer enough extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

I wasn't too thrilled with the quality of education my son received at AJS. At AJS he was bullied without help from teachers/officials, did not get the extra help that he needed in special education, nor did the teachers try very hard to work with me to resolve things. My son also brought home some horror stories about a teacher dumping an entire desk and forcing a student to clean it, as well as frequent screaming and belittling. I do not know if that's true, but it's what my son told me. Now that he is at Bartlett Jr./Sr. High things have greatly improved. I'm thankful he's out of AJS and in a good learning environment now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2004

well i think the education could be impoved and like my son has brought something home where u have to rite an essey and if it gets picked then the school will receieve a bundle wqith lap tops and electronic technology that could improve education and make it more fun.Like if we win this it will be better because like some kids dont want to studie or what ever like it will make their educatation more fun and it will be better cause like kids dont want to always just like studie out of a book and if u have like a electronic gadget it will be more fun and it will improve their grades for sure so thats it on the essey. but like the school has a really bad condition and i was just by the new schooland it was really enourmes.Well the new principal is okay but the.
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Posted October 7, 2004

I think this school is ok but now that im in Bartlett I'm so happy. I think you guys can do better with the school.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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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 57% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
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 53% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
25%
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 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 67% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male30%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Title I47%
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

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female43%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title I34%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students12%
Female8%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Multiracialn/a
White12%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Title I12%
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

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female51%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial45%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I54%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracial45%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I41%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students27%
Female25%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracial18%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Title I27%
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

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Female67%
Male49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Title I30%
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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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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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%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Black 5% 8%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 57%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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75 Poland St
Webster, MA 01570
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