School Details

Norton Middle School

215 West Main St, Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-0140
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 671 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

85%
84%
67%
79%
77%
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
  • Norton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
88%
71%
69%
68%
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
  • Norton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
90%
78%
59%
56%
54%
60%
58%
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
  • Norton School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Norton Middle School is a public middle school in Norton. The principal of Norton Middle School is Christopher Baratta. 671 children attend Norton Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the 671 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Norton Middle School is 16:1. Amego is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 93%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.6%
Hispanic 0.9% 2%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School 2 of my children have attended. Nothing but highest reviews for the teachers and the extra activities available for the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Awesome school defenatly a great choice by any loving parent!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are awesome here and teach us a lot but are also very fun to be around. This school is awesome!

  • (6 years ago)

    Norton Middle School is an amazing school. Students are given indivuial attention and teachers donate their free time to help students with school work and studying. The teachers and principal have made the best of a difficult finanical situation and the students do not suffer from the tight finances. They recieve benefits such as specials clubs and advanced classes. Norton Middle school is amazing.

  • (7 years ago)

    Norton is great evryone likes Norton the teachers care about us!

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers care about the students. work is challenging and yet doable. Children are encouraged to reach higher. Building is kept clean but not sterile. I am very pleased at the progress my child has made here

  • (7 years ago)

    I must say I am suprised at the disrespect of the principal of the middle school. I believe the principal does a great job at notification of things goingh on he belives the students safety is priority and takes the extra step to ensure thier safety. The teachers are very good at the school and get to little credit. My daughter likes her teachers the extra curricular activities and the school as a whole. I am very happy with our middle school and the people running and working there.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is not the lack of money in this town it is the lack of a good leadership from the principle to the school committee. There is no discipline or respect in the school. Some of the teacher and students try hard but there is room for so much more improvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal's leadership in this school is non-existant. The school does nothing to prepare a child for high school. I was absolutely amazed with the very poor quality education my child received here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I really think the quality of the school is poor. Also I believe the sportsmanship of the basketball teams are also poor and reflects leadership and ability of the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The Norton Middle School is suffering due to poor Principal leadership. The building is new and the students hard working. But progress is not being made and the performance of the school is not what it should be because strong leadership is lacking.

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Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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