School Details

Plymouth South Middle School

488 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 224-2725
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 679 students 13 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

65%
66%
64%
52%
58%
60%
47%
56%
53%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
68%
68%
54%
52%
60%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
78%
72%
52%
50%
50%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
81%
79%
53%
60%
52%
36%
44%
42%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
69%
53%
61%
60%
40%
59%
55%

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)

In 2013-2014 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 2014
  • Plymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Plymouth South Middle School is a public middle school in Town of Plymouth. The principal of Plymouth South Middle School is John Siever. 679 children attend Plymouth South Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 25% of the 679 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Plymouth South Middle School is 13:1. Southeast Campus School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 91%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 1.0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children went to this school my oldest was a challenging child behaviorally but extremely bright academically. I felt as though all my efforts to get teachers to work with me were brushed off and they basically didnt want to meet me or my child with solutions but rather continued to hand me problems. My other child is an easy going polite child but needs more reminders to stay on task. I feel the school would rather medicate children than do simple things like make the kid with ADD sit up front and cue them with simple common sense IE OK Billy did you write down your assignment? This seems to be too much work for teachers and they pass it off to the kids. Just an observation but I think all teachers need to get back to common sense with kids.

  • (6 years ago)

    The best school i have ever been to. I tried out another school and hated it. the lunch program is excelent and the physical edu. is astonishing i was in the best shape.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like this school. The classroom sizes are not much larger than other schools homework is posted on-line every day teachers welcome your comments ans involvement (ALL of my child's teachers gave me their email addresses so if I had any questions I could speak with them directly which I did several times). The school is new clean and there are a lot of extra curricular activities not just sports but drama math & science club and lots more. Most of the comments I hear about this school are positive and I feel its one of the best schools in Plymouth. The negative comments are surprising to me.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are 24 kids in my sons class. I love that they separate by learning speed. He is a high achiever and it's nice to have it go at his pace. As far as I can see there is not an overcrowded issue. There are approx 700 kids here compared to 1300 at PCIS. This is the best place to be.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teacher's and administrative staff tend to brush off parents when trying to address issues about their children. My son was a new student this year and the teacher's / office has done nothing but start trouble and my son has been a perfect student prior to this. I'm thinking of possible transferring him.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think this school is well above others in the area!The school is state of the art and the teachers are very willing to do what it takes for the children

  • (9 years ago)

    We just moved here from another state and found the school to be too crowd and the level of learning was below what was expected from our other school. It almost flet as though it was dumbed down the learning for the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is quite overcrowded and often times refuses to acknowledge children in need of services excuses are made and children are overlooked.

  • (11 years ago)

    Its a nice school but its over populated so the children don't get full attention or enough one on one time with the teacher.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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