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North Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 27, 2011

Teachers and staff are Great with the students But the RSO should do his job much better and stop bullying in the building.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I'm a parent of various children that attended North Middle. I have to say that most of the teachers are awesome. The Principals are caring and understanding, although we miss Mr. Rix! This school is great especially when compared to other schools in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2007

this is the best school, where violence is unheard of and family friendly activities are true. This school offers a wide variety of activities both during and after school. I Love NMS and you should too! Go Polar Bears!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2004

I love the North Middle School!The classes are large enough for the kids to get to know different people and small enough so each student gets attention from the teachers. Many friends were made at NMS and I believe it was a great expperiance before moving on to Westfield High School! Go Polar Bears!!
—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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students67%
Female77%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students47%
Female47%
Male45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities13%
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 Students77%
Female84%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students44%
Female39%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Title In/a
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
Female36%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
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

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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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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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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 88% 67%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Black 2% 8%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 Southampton Rd
Westfield, MA 01085
Phone: (413) 572-6441

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