School Details

Maria Weston Chapman Middle School

1051 Commercial St, Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 337-4500
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 & ungraded 1039 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

61%
60%
71%
33%
33%
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
  • Weymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
78%
33%
33%
54%
26%
26%
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
  • Weymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is a public middle school in Weymouth. The principal of Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is Sheila Fisher. 1,039 children attend Maria Weston Chapman Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 32% of the 1,039 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is 14:1. St Jerome Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 86%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.01%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    The climate of Chapman Middle School has deteriorated so much that good teachers are jumping ship. The Principal's inexperience and naivety has brought the school to the brink of collapse. New leadership is desperately needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a great atmosphere. The teachers really know the students and the students are very close knit. There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities available to all students. Everybody has people to accept them for who they are. For higher eighth graders there is an opportunity to be in a high-school leveled math class. The 3 languages (French Spanish Latin) challenge the kids a great amount.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like that they have different houses Gold Blue etc. I think the teachers do get to know their students and it shows with how well the students do. I couldn't be happier knowing my God-son is for the first time really enjoying the experience of school

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are all great people but the school is much too large. With so many students the teachers never really get to know the students and the parents never feel like they are part of a community.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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