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West Bridgewater Middle-Senior High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted May 23, 2014

This school is on the smaller side. Small means students and teachers are not exposed to enough variety in culture. In addition I have witnessed teachers being treated poorly, both by the school system (school "leadership") and by students.


Posted August 17, 2011

My son graduated from WBMSHS 2 years ago and he got an excellent education there. Small class sizes, very personal attention to each student, full nurse staff, music, art, sports are all well-supported by the students, parents, faculty, and community. This is a public school that gives all of the good facets of a small private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I just moved my family to WB a year ago and it has been a completely positive experiance. The curriculum is very challenging, but the teachers keep it interesting. The school has a very safe, comfortable learning environment, and the principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

My Son has been in Wb since 4th grade, we love these schools they are the best on the south shore! Safe sane and small town friendly! I really an grateful for WB, we won't move because of he schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

My son and daughter both go to Wb schools, one in 7th and one in kindergarten, They are the best schools in this area bar none! I sent my son to private school thinking since he is gifted he would be better served in a more academic enviroment. Wrong. Compared to WB schools he was bored, and so we moved him and now he is so happy and our daughter just started kindergarten and she loves it! We wanted to sell our house and buy bigger but it just wasn't worht the move if we couldn't stay here in WB!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

We moved to Massachusetts over 7 years ago when my sons were going into 4th and 1st grades. I am extremely happy with the West Bridgewater public schools. My sons are now in 11th and 8th grades and the teachers and administration continue to exceed my expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

WB is a great school. The community is great, and most of the kids get along very well. It is a very small school, but it is very strong and sturdy. The principals are tough, but all of the kids like him, in the High School. As for the elementary, it is very well too. School Choice has also opened up the school much more too, which has helped it to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2004

The best school in the area. I grew up in WB and am raising my family here, mostly because of the school system. The teachers are amazing. The principal is tough, but fair and the kids really like him. The curriculum is fantastic and varied - nobody falls behind, no one is bored. If I had a choice of any school in the area, I would pick WB. And this goes for the elementary schools, also. There's a lot of pride and the children are all treated with respect. It's just a fantastic school system.
—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.

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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 71% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

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58%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

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 91% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities8%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female59%
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
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

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Female95%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female38%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

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Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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

Biology

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE 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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24%
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50%
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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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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

67%

Average SAT score

1468

Graduation rate

96%


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.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 3% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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West Bridgewater, MA 02379
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