School Details

Harold L Qualters Middle School

240 East St, Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 261-7530
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1131 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

80%
80%
67%
80%
80%
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
  • Mansfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
71%
66%
66%
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
  • Mansfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
78%
65%
64%
54%
37%
37%
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
  • Mansfield School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Harold L Qualters Middle School is a public middle school in Mansfield. The principal of Harold L Qualters Middle School is Mary Ellen Mega. 1,131 students go to Harold L Qualters Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 12% of the 1,131 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Harold L Qualters Middle School is 15:1. Amego is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 88%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is definitely the weak link in the Mansfield system. Although there are certainly some good teachers here the school is large and chaotic with little to no individual attention. For children who are not self-motivated it's a problem. Inappropriate behavior is often missed and/or tolerated and children who struggle socially also have problems here from my experience. Foreign languages are only offered half the year. My children both feel that this school lacks a sense of community and spirit that the elementary schools offered and that smart is not "cool" here. My daughter feels she has to "dumb herself down" in order to fit in. Music is not part of the curriculum and there is no art offered at some grade levels but sports is well supported. Although one of my children is an athlete I would like to see a more balanced approach including the arts. This lack of self-expression curriculum contributes to less tolerance for individual ideas and creative thinking in my opinion. They discourage teacher conferences if your child is a good student so I feel I know nothing about my kids' learning styles or accomplishments. I would not recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Building needs repair. Bathrooms do not have doors. Skunks live under the building and often the spray smells up the classrooms. More of a circus atmosphere then learning environment. Teachers are great. They need more technology for the students. Building issues distract from learning.

  • (4 years ago)

    The core curriculum teachers are high-caliber and captivate the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best all the kids are behaved and my sons love it!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a lie. It honors the under achievers and makes the over achievers feel less than worth. An honor student is one that can not spell or read without parents or teachers giving them the grade. I rate it a 0.

  • (10 years ago)

    i have recently moved to hanover and i was only at the QMS for 1 year i lived in mansfield my whole life! the school i go to now has high mcas scores but most of the kids have stayed back at least once then cirriculum is to difficult for kids to grasp and understand. i think that the mansfield schools especially the qualters are absolutely perfect and i would sugest that school to anyone.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was a student at this school from 2001-2003. During the time I was there I had not learned barely anything. My math teacher would explain the work relatively fast and expect us to understand the work by the next day. I recently moved and found that I have learned so much more in one year than I did in QMS for over 2 years. I wanted to learn at this school but the teachers did not provide an education for those who cared. The teachers were more concerned with students that were slower and needed help.

  • (11 years ago)

    The school is overcrowded the curriculumn can not be described as 'challenging' even by the most charitable stretch of the imagination there is no separation of levels - the brighter students are held back by those who need more time on each subject... the list goes on and on.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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