School Details

Jonas Clarke Middle School

17 Stedman Rd, Lexington, MA 02421
(781) 861-2450
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 764 students 11 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

89%
90%
67%
88%
88%
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
  • Lexington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
71%
86%
88%
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
  • Lexington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
96%
78%
86%
88%
54%
74%
77%
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
  • Lexington School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jonas Clarke Middle School is a public middle school in Lexington. The principal of Jonas Clarke Middle School is Steven Flynn. 764 students go to Jonas Clarke Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the 764 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jonas Clarke Middle School is 11:1. Community Therapeutic Day School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 64%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 24%
Asian 27% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to this school and overall it is a great school because teachers give you enough exercise and also they will not scold students if they are stressed. but the sad thing is the students in this school are mostly impolite as they pass over you rudely if you walk slowly at the hallway.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. talented teachers. very smart kids. challenging curriculum. lovely orchestra. My son loves it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to this school and i just want to say i did not think this school was good at all. The math teachers (which is my worst subjects) half of them have barely taught me anything. The teachers were willing to help after school but most of them if you went didn't do much for your own good. I'm very serous about school and such and I'm sorry I had to go to Clarke because I thought that this school was terrible

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it at Clarke! It's a great school and the teachers are really great as well. Math instruction could be improved a little but other than that there isn't much to improve. With the exception of a very small few the teachers will go out of their way to help you succeed. Clarke has problems but these problems really can not be solved and will be found at any public middle school (bullying etc.) but are not big problems. This is a great school! A+!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a former student from Jonas Clarke Middle School. I'm a Freshman now at Lexington High School. Although at the time with my experience at Clarke I really thought that it really stunk alot and that teachers are so annoying with all the homework that they give you. But once when I stepped into highschool I immediately noticed that no matter how annoying or stupid or whatever we THOUGHT the teachers were they were really the nicest of them all. Always accepting no matter how much attention was needed always willing to sacrifice time to spend with their students and also willing to give a hand and make the students really feel comfortable at the school. With also the guidance counsilers always there just ready to be tackled by all the issues and the staff always trying so hard to make everything a great place for the community. Thanks Clarke.-Dan L

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Jonas Clarke Middle School i am a student there and they have such an accepting school where you feel so comfortable and learn so much everyday!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the best middle school in lexington! teachers here really care about the students and help them when they need help. its awesome!

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