School Details

Wm H Galvin Middle School

55 Pecunit St, Canton, MA 02021
(781) 821-5070
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 759 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

83%
82%
67%
67%
66%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
71%
59%
59%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
90%
78%
69%
68%
54%
63%
62%
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
  • Canton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Wm H Galvin Middle School is a public middle school in Canton. The principal of Wm H Galvin Middle School is Thomas Laliberte. 759 students attend Wm H Galvin Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 13% of the 759 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wm H Galvin Middle School is 13:1. Franklin D. Roosevelt K-8 School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 79% 77%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I really love this school but mainly because I know everyone. The teachers are alright not that different. The principal is always in funny mood and makes the learning atmosphere great! The assistant principal in the other hand Mr.Walsh is always in a angry mood and many people are scared of him. If someone does something bad he gives you a very harsh punishment. Also the teachers yell at you. They are never in a good mood. You get a lot of homework and tests and quizzes. Plus there are very short lunches. The students are okay but if you are not popular you won't find any one to hang out with. Many people came as new students here and they hated going to this school because they were not popular. Students will have hard times to make friends and since the academic level is higher you will see a drop in students grades. As you see the MCAS avarages for this school is 75%. That is horrible.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the diversity and the way teachers and students respect and care about each other

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is pretty good not the best and the school seems to have different teams x and y do different things. For example one team gets to put there project in a contest and the other gets to do work which is always my team. It is not the fairest middle school... ( The lunches are short and the teachers are making new rules that we have to follow but they don't. Meaning if we get seen with candy or gum we get a warning and the second time we get sent to the office. Meanwhile the teachers get to chew gum and stuff. Also teachers do not seem to understand students and some just don't care! This school needs to change. I know I might be just a 7th grader but I think that there needs to be change now!

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are strict and excellent. Fitting in is difficult if you are not 'popular' (as it is with most middle schools.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hey I am a student at the Galvin and the school isn't the best but it's pretty good the teachers give out fair grades. the lunch breaks are fine and the school is run pretty good the principal is very funny and friendly. overall the Galvin is a very good school it's not the best but it's definatly up there.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a studeent at Galvin Middle about 8 years ago. I noticed that there was alot of racism (mainly discriminating any type of asian students) coming from a few teachers and alot of students. The athletic program was BS there were students doing PE in jeans and tiny t-shirts (there should be a p.e uniform) and most teachers had favourites that they gave high scores to despite the studedents actual grade in the class. There was only a 20 minute lunch break in the entire day whivh i felt was quite atrocios. Overall the school had many flaws and needs to learn a thing or two.

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