School Details

Amesbury Middle School

220 Main St, Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 388-0515
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 742 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

72%
71%
65%
62%
61%
61%
63%
62%
51%

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
  • Amesbury School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
68%
67%
53%
51%
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
  • Amesbury School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
77%
71%
59%
58%
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
  • Amesbury School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
82%
78%
63%
62%
54%
50%
49%
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
  • Amesbury School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amesbury Middle School is a public middle school in Town of Amesbury. The principal of Amesbury Middle School is Michael Curry. 742 students attend Amesbury Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 28% of the 742 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Amesbury Middle School is 13:1. Rupert A Nock Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 93%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 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 28% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Not giving any positive reinforecemnt with a child with ADHD involving Police and Dss about matters that the child isn't comprehending he copied what he saw last year and now targeted at this school. We as a loving supportive family have unconditional Love and Go to any lengths to help a troubled Teenager or 5th Grader. His Medical records show all this and you ignore it and not have the ability to sit and talk with him not talk down to him. We pray we find another school that doesn't bring up other family member's mistakes and helps him and my daughter He is a constant target for the school and I have seen this all year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our child is currently attending AMS school and we (child and parents) couldn't be happier with the experience. The teaching staff is exceptional and the administration is extremely organized and accommodating. Prior to attending AMS our child attended a local private school for 6 years. In the last year of attending that school our childs natural "love of learning" had been compromised; no had been lost! As parents we thought this change in attitude was the beginning of the difficult adolescent behavior years; boy were we wrong. The change in attitude toward learning had everything to due with school environment and teaching style. The teachers at AMS have in a very short time rekindled the "natural love of learning" and our child once again looks forward to going to school and is excelling more than ever giving school work 110% and being rewarded for it!. I can't thank or praise the teaching staff at AMS enough. If I wasn't living this experience I'm not sure I would have belived it as I was one of those people that believed a private education was superior to a public education; boy was I wrong.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is on an IEP and the teachers are just simply wonderful -- One of his teachers even takes the extra effort in helping my son read -- She even uses her free time every other day to help my son work through the Wilson Reading Program -- How Outstanding and going the Extra Mile is that? -)

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two grandsons who attend this school and if the school can motivate them (as it does!) then it is doing a fantastic job with kids at a difficult age.

  • (6 years ago)

    my 2 children go to this school it is not a welcoming school & treats outsiders as horrible people & go out of there way to make you feel un-welcome

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that this school has good potential for many years to come they really keep the students involved in every day life and most of the teachers are nice well-rounded good overall teachers!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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