School Details

Arthur W Coolidge Middle School

89 Birch Meadow Dr, Reading, MA 01867
(781) 942-9158
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 466 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

79%
83%
67%
76%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
89%
71%
74%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
90%
78%
74%
63%
54%
52%
52%
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
  • Reading School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Arthur W Coolidge Middle School is a public middle school in Reading. The principal of Arthur W Coolidge Middle School is Craig Martin. 466 students attend Arthur W Coolidge Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 4% of the 466 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Arthur W Coolidge Middle School is 13:1. Walter S Parker Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 1% 1%
Hispanic 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son went here. We found it outstanding in every way. He previously went to Killam. He and I loved loved loved the French team!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son went to this school and he was bullied and the teachers did nothing about it they probably didn't believe me thats why he left.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are delighted to have our daughter schooled there . The teachers have done wonderful job. Our daughter is well prepared to go high school .

  • (10 years ago)

    The Coolidge MS staff does a great job of preparing students for high school and of helping them survive the difficult early teen years. The 'middle school model' led by Principal John Doherty assigns a team of teachers to a small group of students ensuring that problems are picked up early and that kids don't 'fall through the cracks.' The academic program has a high standard and the students learn to cope with a heavy homework load - because they will experience an even heavier workload in high school. CMS graduates do well at Reading Memorial HS and at some of the best private high schools in the state. Parent volunteer participation and contributions are highly encouraged - this is a school well-rooted in its community.

  • (11 years ago)

    I love this school. I feel so welcome here and the teachers are great and so nice. My son likes it so much better than his old school in illinois. I recommend this school to anyone choosing a school for there child in that area. I cannot see how any child can walk away from this school not prepared for highschool or not properly educated this school is Great. They are also a nelms (new england league of middle schools) spotlight school which means the program and all the teachers there are great. I strongly recommend this school.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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