School Details

Whittier Middle School

256 Concord St, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 374-5782
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 492 students 18 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

54%
51%
65%
47%
46%
61%
41%
39%
51%

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
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
49%
67%
43%
46%
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
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
58%
71%
45%
40%
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
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
64%
78%
58%
41%
54%
39%
28%
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
  • Haverhill School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whittier Middle School is a public middle school in Haverhill. The principal of Whittier Middle School is Elizabeth Kitsos. 492 students attend Whittier Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 43% of the 492 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Whittier Middle School is 18:1. Teach is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 20% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
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 43% 48%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    Since transferring our son this year the experience has been nothing but positive. Excellent leadership and genuine caring for each and every student is evident. A far cry from his prior school within the Haverhill District. Students and teachers alike were very welcoming making him feel a part of the Whittier community immediately. Great communication between school and home - school website/newsletters are awesome w/lots of info. available. Only fault to find is in the building itself - in need of updating/repair.

  • (9 years ago)

    My heart goes out to this school. Hard working staff on very limited budget. PTO is very involved and the staff is filled with people who have been natives of Haverhill almost all their lives. They have a very real interest in the school. I would like to see more extracurricular activities to teach the kids vital social skills(cultural and social tolerance) emotional intelligence and self examination (discovering and encouraging possible career interests as well as promoting tolerance for the interests of fellow students) so critical for this age group. Late school busing would help kids participate in these. Bullying/picking on the spec ed kids can be a problem. The principal does his best at keeping a firm hand on it and tries to promote an atmosphere of intolerance to this kind of behavior. Haverhill should step up their efforts at developing a forwardlooking vision for their middle schools.

  • (9 years ago)

    This schools seems to have the student in mind. When I transfer my son to this school The Guidance counselor Mr. LeDuke put my child in classes and monitor him for a week to decide which level of classes in Math Science and History was the best for him to insure he was getting what he needed. This is much better than the school He came from which was only interested in grades. While grades are important by all means. The classroom for each student should be tailor on getting him to the level he needs to obtained. Also the student body of the school made my son feel very welcome. Which is a far cry better than the student body of his last school.

  • (9 years ago)

    great school since the current administration took over Principal is very accessable and concerned about student acheivement. Physical plant needs work.

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