School Details

Fletcher/Maynard Academy

225 Windsor St, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-6588
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 271 students 9 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

43%
65%
58%
67%
77%
69%

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
  • Cambridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
57%
54%
55%
54%
52%

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
  • Cambridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
67%
64%
72%
63%
60%
28%
50%
53%

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
  • Cambridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
68%
69%
63%
61%
60%
28%
51%
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
  • Cambridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fletcher/Maynard Academy is a public middle school in Cambridge. The principal of Fletcher/Maynard Academy is Robin Harris. 271 students go to Fletcher/Maynard Academy and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Asian. 71% of the 271 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Fletcher/Maynard Academy is 9:1. Cambridgeport is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 11%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 31%
White, non-Hispanic 22% 39%
Hispanic 20% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The Fletcher-Maynard school is a wonderful school that fosters young innovative minds. It also does its job in involving parents and making them accountable in their children's education. I love the school hours as it keeps students out of trouble. Fletcher-Maynard Academy is the place to send your child; I'm a proud parent of one of their bright scholars.

  • (1 year ago)

    FMA is the most welcoming peaceful diverse engaging creative place for kids. FMA's Principal Robin Harris is a visionary creating an environment where kids learn about the world at large get engaged in international programs and where kids are nurtured like in a family. From pre-K and on kids have four music lessons/week. It has a beautiful basketball gym where kids get to have physical activity. There is a huge emphasis on sciences and life long learning. We moved to Cambridge after the school lottery for the year was closed and I was terrified of where my son would go. We found FMA almost accidently. From the first day when Robin Harris took time to personally introduce us to the school we felt like at home and have loved it ever since. My son wants to go to the school every day. Grateful parent

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is the best in Cambridge Ms.Harris is the principle she is dedicated to the core of what learning is all about Fletcher Maynard Acadamy is the only school in Cambridge in intrenational trips .Ms.Harris fund raise for the kids all year long to give the kids the opportunity to travel INTERNTIONALLY with supervised staff that dedicated to teaching as Ms. Harris love this school soo much love the staff all from the princalple to the janitor It's sad that I see my son go to middle school I wish he could stay there for ever

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to the school for 2 years now and I found the staff and faculty are all willing to go the extra mile for our kids. It's really encouraging to know that we are able to speak our minds and actually be heard regarding our children's education.

  • (3 years ago)

    The principal Robin Harris is like an angel to us. I have never ever seen such a great principal that is so willing to help the parents and the children. With such a great principal I think the school must be great. I am looking forward for my both son staying in this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love this school. It's a place where each individual can grow. This school embraces all cultures and learning styles. The students here have expressed to me that they love this school more than some of the other schools that they have attended. The students get to travel to places like China and enjoy the arts. Some favorites are musical instruments computers and they really appreciate gym this time of year.

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty are dedicated to student achievement!

  • (4 years ago)

    Fletcher-Maynard makes very good use of community resources to expand its offerings to students.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went to school at the FMA this year and it was such a great experience for him. He'll be going next year as well. I looked at the other schools in the area and couldn't believe the staff turn over rate (Cambridgeport). There's nothing worse than unhappy teachers. The class sizes are small. the enrichment classes in the after school are awesome (piano) and the extended day is such a great opportunity for kids to learn all subjects. They have Spanish for the students!!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent of an FMA student but I do have the honor of being a regular volunteer there. I have worked as a childcare professional for ten years. I've worked with teachers teenagers veteran childcare professionals and MEC beurocrats. I've worked at afterschool programs and all - day programs. I feel that I have the objectivity to say that the teachers and many of the parents at FMA have really rallied to try to help a school at the mercy of the MCAS system not to mention our presidential administration's other misguided initiatives.This is a school that is only four years into what was a major change for the families and staff( when The Fletcher School and Maynard Academy had to combine)!I am confident about it's future.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son only attended kindergarten and I wish he hadn't. The administration really did not care about the kids there was not even a faculty member to meet the smaller children at the bus not to mention how nobody ever knew what when why how or who. I visited the classroom 3-4 times a week for 30 - 45 minutes each time. My son entered the class in the top 5% and left in the bottom 3%. He suddenly developed 'behavioral issues' 2 months before school ended 1 week after I informed the teacher and principal that he would be attending a different school next year. Fletcher Maynard Academy made me feel like a bad parent for sending my son there.

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