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Whitman Middle School

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Posted September 29, 2009

whitman has a fine school system, and does its share of fund raising projects to benefit the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

My daughter is what you would call less than motivated, and I have found that there are systems set up with this school that help a parent get really involved. All of her teachers have been great, making themselves available constantly through emails, and this school (along with the Hanson Middle school in the same district) is one of the few Massachusetts schools to utilize homework hero, an amazing tool that lets parents see in real time the assignments their children are responsible for completing. I haven't had a lot of dealings with the Principal, but I know that when I met him at orientation it was a great sense of pride to him that he lives here in Whitman and is a part of our community, and I know that he volunteers in youth sports programs as well as living and working here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

As many students as myself would never think of having school and awesome in the same sentence.But in this school,the teacher give what there suppose too, if not more.And the principal may be tuff and right down scary, but simpley this is how he has to be unless he wants to have footprints on his shirts from being stepped on.Overal this school is average and very proud of full with proud and learning kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

Overall it could be better, some of the teachers could at least act as though they want to be here at school teaching us, but it is an alright, average middle school school. Worse comes to worse, I get to go to the amazing high school next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

I'm not quite sure when the last review was written, but Mr. Ferro is a great principal. Unlike our old principal he takes time to listen to problems of students. overall i love it here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2005

I believe that Whitman Middle is a great place for oppertunities for kids. There is a wide varity of special classes, teachers, and subjects. Though I 100% disagree with everything that the principal has to say, I'm glad that my son can go to such a brilliant school.
—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

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

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 78% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 54% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
34%

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

All Students63%
Female64%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Title In/a
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female42%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities9%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students46%
Female55%
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female24%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
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

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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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

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 95% 67%
Black 2% 8%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 22%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 Corthell Ave
Whitman, MA 02382
Phone: (781) 618-7035

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