School Details

Somerset Middle School

1141 Brayton Ave, Somerset, MA 02726
(508) 324-3140
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 589 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

65%
64%
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66%
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
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
79%
71%
58%
56%
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
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
87%
78%
76%
74%
54%
44%
43%
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
  • Somerset School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Somerset Middle School is a public middle school in Swansea. The principal of Somerset Middle School is Elizabeth Ponte. 589 children attend Somerset Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the 589 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Somerset Middle School is 13:1. New England Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 94%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student at Somerset Middle School and I love this school. The teachers are friendly and the equiptment is high quality. I have to admit that the lunches could be a little better... Okay a lot better. I think this school is one of the best! Go Raiders!

  • (8 years ago)

    i am a student at somerset middle school i was very scared in 6th grade because i was in a big school i thought fndin class was but it wasnt the principals walked me around 4 1 week to every class we have things many schools dont music gym art health dare an more its all because our pto i cant think of friendler teachers.

  • (10 years ago)

    I feel that the children are very well educated and the teachers and staff are fantastic. My children have had a wonderful experience at the Middle school. I hope I can say the same about the High School.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child moved to the Somerset Middle School in the middle of seventh grade. So far I am not impressed. I get the feeling that the teachers are far more interested in keeping classes quiet than in teaching and encouraging students.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a Student at Somerset Middle School and I think it is a very good school for your child to go to. They make you feel welcome when your a new 6th grader in a new school. Even now as an 8th grader they are always helping you in any way possible.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a former student of Somerset Middle School. After being there for 3 years I realized that I didn't want to continue my high school education in this school district and decided to go to a private school instead. Teachers at the middle school are very apathetic. Instead of trying to encourage students with a not so great academic record they dish out negative comments and remarks. Kids need motivation. Encouragement. Support. At Somerset Middle School they don't get that. If you want your child's best qualities and strengths to be brought out I wouldn't recommend Somerset Middle School.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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