School Details

North Reading Middle School

19 Sherman Rd, North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-7806
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 663 students 15 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

76%
75%
67%
75%
75%
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
  • North Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
87%
71%
72%
72%
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
  • North Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
78%
71%
71%
54%
54%
54%
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
  • North Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North Reading Middle School is a public middle school in North Reading. The principal of North Reading Middle School is John Faucher. 663 students go to North Reading Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 8% of the 663 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at North Reading Middle School is 15:1. Arthur W Coolidge Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 93%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

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

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in 7th grade and loves her teachers. She gets challenging interesting assignments and a lot of support from the teachers. NRMS had a wonderful "welcome to middle school" program for the parents and another for the kids with a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. So our experience is that North Reading Middle School has done a great job. The school does reach out to parents with offers to contribute but many parents (including myself) are just stretched too far to the next step and to develop the same community feeling that we had in elementary school. The school facilities are older and less attractive but in 2012 the community approved a major rebuilding program that will complete in 2014.

  • (2 years ago)

    I can say that I am happy that my child has moved on to High School and will not have to walk though these doors again. I agree with the previous poster that mentioned the lack of response the faculty takes towards 'bullying'. I too understand that kids will be kids but this place is like a smaller version of Skulls.

  • (2 years ago)

    The school is pretty awful. There is NO leadership here at this school. The school culutre is threatening and hostile for teachers. It is a level 2 school and MCAS scores are terrible. Administration does little to discipline students or lead faculty. Highly polictical. If you are a teacher run far far away.

  • (5 years ago)

    Personally I think some teachers are great and some are really mean . Also the new principal and vice principal are much better than the old ones. Overall North Reading is a pretty good school

  • (5 years ago)

    I know kids will be kids but in my opinion the faculty does not do their job in controlling the harrassment form the 'cool' kids over other kids. we were told that it is not tolerated however it still persists.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent in every way! The teachers guidance counselors and administrators are fantastic! The school offers a challenging curriculum and the teachers are very supportive of the students. We have been very happy with our experience at NRMS.

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to the NRMS and I enjoy it. THe teachers are always there to help you. The students are always put first.

  • (7 years ago)

    Schools in Mass. are beinghit hard but NRMS still delivers. Kids are doing well. Parents need to show more support for their kids in this age group the PTO try't but doesn't get the kind of support the Elementary schools get. You need to stay on top of your kids if you want them to do well not too much communication with teachers unless you initiate it.

  • (7 years ago)

    Its ok but its a little comfusing because its like teachers don't comunicate with eachother and there isnt really anthing fun during school to do unless your in art.

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to the NRMS and I think that it is a great School. It has high values strong classes that teach not only academics but life lessons too. And best of all the students are always put first.

  • (10 years ago)

    New principal...great. Strong values deep concern very good with kids.

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Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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