School Details

Clarence R Edwards Middle School

28 Walker St, Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 635-8516
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 534 students 10 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

42%
42%
67%
49%
43%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
52%
71%
29%
36%
52%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
58%
78%
28%
36%
54%
10%
13%
39%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2010-2011 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Boston School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clarence R Edwards Middle School is a public middle school in Boston. The principal of Clarence R Edwards Middle School is Jeffrey Riley. 534 students go to Clarence R Edwards Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 534 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clarence R Edwards Middle School is 10:1. Warren-Prescott K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 13%
Hispanic 60% 43%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 34%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 8%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from the edwards in 2004 and man I still keep in touch more or less with my old teachers I participated in the theatre and in the school band wow edwards was the best middle schools the teachers are great they are there for there students and there like a second family in a way never did I think I wouldve graduated from what is considered one of the best middle schools in boston a special thanks to craig haas Cindy mckeen Gilberto Rivera Ted chambers and to the rest of the edwards faculty I may not of manchined

  • (5 years ago)

    hey i am a qraudate of 2009 from this school .! iwas in actinq & stepinq this school is the best ever.!

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a student at this school and i love it. My ela teacher ms bryan really helped me become a better writer. I connected with all my teachers and thats the only school where i felt love support and encouragement from the teachers. They have an extended day and the program is a good thing to have. They took us to tomb chez vous and tufts university to name a few of the explorations. I love this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is so happy he doesnt want to miss school he made the honor roll this term only thing i wooried about is high schhool i hope i find a high school just as good

  • (6 years ago)

    One of the best schools in the city.The only middle school with a football team.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love this school. it has one of the best programs activity teachers and achedemics. if you are chosing for your child to go to a middle school let them go to this middle school because its the best!

  • (6 years ago)

    Edwards is a great school with top notch teachers and kids. We have an extended day program that includes additional tutoring for all children and fun cross curricular classes like swimming soccer theatre band art cheerleading and even football. We are proud to be here and working hard. It shows in our MCAS Scores - top in the city - and the smiles on our faces!

  • (6 years ago)

    im from the edwards and the program here is great it gives the children something to do as to staying out of trouble

  • (7 years ago)

    I think it is a great school. The teachers can't seem to do enough for my child. I have seen a big difference in how y child reads this year. He is also more disciplined and focused. The music program is fabulous. My child stays in more to practice his instrument.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is a hidden gem. It has become one of the new and upcoming schools based on test scores its arts program. Students at the Edwards also get to experience an extended learning day that keeps students occupied and learning for three more hours! Student learning school pride and teacher satisfaction are apparent. Send your child here if you want them to have a TRUE middle school experience as they learn to become a young adult through having more choices and quality options of classes as well as supportive and loving teachers and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    With our test scores now better than the district average raising 20% in MCAS scores in Math for 6th and 7th grade as well as 20% for 7th grade ELA we are now at the top of BPS schools test scores. It is a phenomenal place to work with a strong goal oriented principal who wants success for every child and supports teachers. A great place to work and go to school!

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for the last three years. I find the school to be open with parents and teachers are there when you need them. I can go to the school anytime and get any information concern my child anytime. The focus is sucess with the Edwards and it has always been since I went there in the 80's.

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