School Details

West Middle School

271 West St, Brockton, MA 02301
(508) 580-7381
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 590 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

51%
42%
68%
36%
36%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Brockton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
72%
32%
29%
50%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Brockton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
66%
79%
41%
31%
52%
23%
20%
42%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Brockton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
49%
69%
36%
38%
60%
23%
31%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Brockton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Middle School is a public middle school in Brockton. The principal of West Middle School is Clifford Murray. 590 children attend West Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 67% of the 590 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at West Middle School is 11:1. B B Russell Alternative School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 53%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 31% 26%
Asian 3% %
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 71%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    The bullying at this school is horrible and the educational opportunities are limited. This school is by far a blemish on the face of education everywhere.

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student for two years at West Jr. High. (I still call it that) Seventh grade was a big transition for me and if I hadn't been going through personal problems at the time it would've been a wonderful experience. Eighth grade was the best year of my education so far and I was extremely sad about leaving. I still cry because I miss it. Most teachers are nice and they are all very suitable for teaching kids. I envy all those who get to go there this year and I will always remember it as the best school I ever went to.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student at West Jr. High I must say that this is a very fun and safe school. Most of the teachers and faculty are very nice and I learn a lot with advanced classes and helpful teachers. I recommend this school to any child who is ready for Jr.High . They are also adding 6th grade so it will soon be called West Middle School

  • (6 years ago)

    Very good school. I am impressed with the new principal and the use of the on-line resource for parents and teachers called teacherease.com

  • (6 years ago)

    i love west jr high and so does my son who has been excelling in the school. the teachers are great and as a parent I love the communication between the parent and school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a great school to be in with all the great stuff happening and the education.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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