School Details

Browns River Middle USD #17

20 River Rd, Jericho, VT 05465
(802) 899-3711
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 402 students 14 students/teacher (VT avg is 11)

Test Scores by grade

72%
74%
89%
85%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mount Mansfield Usd #17 average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
74%
81%
85%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mount Mansfield Usd #17 average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
86%
64%
65%

New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP)

In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Mount Mansfield Usd #17 average
  • Vermont state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Browns River Middle USD #17 is a public middle school in Town of Jericho. 402 children attend Browns River Middle USD #17 and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 12% of the 402 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Browns River Middle USD #17 is 14:1. Essex Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 96%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 1.0% 1%
Asian 1.0% %
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school has really turned around; it has adopted a whole-school PBIS model and is a warm and friendly place.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall atmosphere of hostility between teachers and students. There is a minimal effort to accomodate different learning styles.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had 3 children go through this school. I know first hand how difficult it is to transition into the middle school environment. My children had a very positive experience there and I believe the staff worked hard to find opportunities where my chilren found success and halped build self confidence. Remember a middle school is not an elementary school many children do not want parents involved in their school work. They want to be more independent. It's a very difficult transition for parents who want to be in control. Think about this as you criticize teachers and staff for providing opoortunities for trying out some of their independence and practicing their study skills. I found parents were not able to be involved because both were working outside the home now that their children are older and more independent. There were many opportunities for me to be involved with the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I've had two children go to this school and have been very disappointed. It appears the school is more concerned with the child's social well-being than their education. Some of their teachers do not hold the kids accountable for their work and tend to label kids if they aren't performing. It's been very frustrating to try and teach your kids values and the importance of education just to have it 'undone' by the school. I am now homeschooling my third child.

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree that conducting a community satisfaction survey would be a positive first step to identifying areas for improvement. How many families opt out of the bus because of concerns over safety and harassment? How many kids bring their lunch because of concern over the school lunch quality? How many famillies have opted out of BRMS and why? There is lacking an energy vision and dedication to being the best middle school in the state or country. It is not an open nor welcoming school atmosphere. Our kids and our community deserve better.

  • (10 years ago)

    I've had two children at this school after a few years between them. This school is by far the weakest link in the trio of otherwise very fine schools between elementary and HS. In my experience there are precious few really worthwhile teachers here. Your child's test scores will drop from elementary school and they will explain it away never considering it's due to the school. Your child will feel like a number and will learn to dislike subjects they previously enjoyed. I'd like them to offer a parent satisfaction survey and then actively work on improving this school. That's unlikely while the current principal is in office.

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