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Mattacheese Middle School

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Posted February 11, 2014

If your child needs extra help in Math or is in a 504 plan, than this is not the School 4 Ur child. The most UNORGANIZED School ever. The Principal has no time 2 speak to parents EVER, and passes the buck off onto the other 2-Vise Principals to deal with any situations. Treats parents like outsiders and make them feel like they R disturbing them when they hav a concern. The receptionist who has been there 4-ever & needs 2 retire-horrible attitude. The School needs a WHOLE Make over stuck in the late 70's. entire School smells like mildew. I think if there was a NEW PRINCIPAL-things wud B different. Don't understand why tax payers R paying for 3-police officers to work @ the School on a daily basics doing nothing but stand out front in the morning drop off with their arms crossed & do nothing OR sit in there cop cars and watch parents pik up & drop off kids. Police station is next door to School wat do we need all these cops 4? Spend the money on the School & books! Worst School ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

I went to this school as a kid. I'm now an adult and can't begin to tell you the impact that all the teachers left on me. A little tip to students who go there: the teachers are hard on you because they want you to be the best you can be, sometimes the most strict teacher ends up being the most understanding. They will help you in any way they can. In 8th grade one of my teachers offered to pay for half of the New York trip out of his own pocket because I didn't come from a wealthy family and couldn't afford to go. A wonderful school with amazing teachers. I don't know if Mrs. Colgan still teaches there but she was my favorite. She's very sarcastic and doesn't like non-sence but is actually extremely helpful and kind. Not to mention her dry sence of humar...some people didn't understand her but I did. If she does work there you guys have to try her home made fudge. She hates it when you ask but if you do good she will make it for you. =)


Posted July 25, 2012

Awesome school! Teachers always go the extra mile! Kids are great and help make the school fun.


Posted December 23, 2009

I am in eighth grade at this school and it's okay, i guess. Teachers don't always pay attention to the students and can be unfair sometimes. The principal is a little ridiculous sometimes. Other than that it's an average school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2009

i love mattachese and all the teachers are soooo nice but some give alot of homework.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I go to this school and i think its great, if people are too strict school isnt fun for kids to learn in ( i think ) the teachers have good relationships with the students because a lot of them can relate to us. our principle is fine and everyone loves this school and i think it desurves a much better grade than a 6.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2004

Hello...I am not a parent. But I did go to this school my sixth grade year back in '97. I have to say that Mattacheese Middle School was my most favorite school out of all the schools I have been throughout my life. I moved around all of my life and out of all of them it is my favorite. Now I am on my way off to college in West Virginia. Continue the good work by keeping my old school such a wonderfull and welcoming school. Thank you!
—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.

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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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58%

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66%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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46%

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43%

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 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

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23%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students59%
Female73%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students40%
Female43%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
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%
Female64%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students36%
Female31%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
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%
Female67%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female34%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students15%
Female17%
Male13%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged13%
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

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

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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 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

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

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 78% 67%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Black 4% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 48%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Higgins Crowell Rd
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
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