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Browns River Middle Usd #17

Public | 5-8 | 402 students

 
 

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Posted May 24, 2008

Overall atmosphere of hostility between teachers and students. There is a minimal effort to accomodate different learning styles.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

I had 3 children go through this school. I know first hand how difficult it is to transition into the middle school environment. My children had a very positive experience there and I believe the staff worked hard to find opportunities where my chilren found success and halped build self confidence. Remember a middle school is not an elementary school,many children do not want parents involved in their school work. They want to be more independent. It's a very difficult transition for parents who want to be in control. Think about this as you criticize teachers and staff for providing opoortunities for trying out some of their independence and practicing their study skills. I found parents were not able to be involved because both were working outside the home now that their children are older and more independent. There were many opportunities for me to be involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

I've had two children go to this school and have been very disappointed. It appears the school is more concerned with the child's social well-being than their education. Some of their teachers do not hold the kids accountable for their work and tend to label kids if they aren't performing. It's been very frustrating to try and teach your kids values and the importance of education just to have it 'undone' by the school. I am now homeschooling my third child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

I agree that conducting a community satisfaction survey would be a positive first step to identifying areas for improvement. How many families opt out of the bus because of concerns over safety and harassment? How many kids bring their lunch because of concern over the school lunch quality? How many famillies have opted out of BRMS and why? There is lacking an energy, vision and dedication to being the best middle school in the state or country. It is not an open nor welcoming school atmosphere. Our kids and our community deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

I've had two children at this school after a few years between them. This school is by far the weakest link in the trio of otherwise very fine schools between elementary and HS. In my experience, there are precious few really worthwhile teachers here. Your child's test scores will drop from elementary school and they will explain it away, never considering it's due to the school. Your child will feel like a number and will learn to dislike subjects they previously enjoyed. I'd like them to offer a parent satisfaction survey and then actively work on improving this school. That's unlikely while the current principal is in office.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)31%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Writing

All Students64%
Female76%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. As a result, GreatSchools' ratings for Vermont currently reflect 2012-13 test results, the most recent year with data for all subjects.

2013-14 state-level results are not available for the Vermont NECAP; please see here for more information.

The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 92%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black 2% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A36%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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