School Details

Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School

1 Hospital Rd, Shirley, MA 01464
(978) 772-8600

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 394 students 12 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

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About this school

Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is a public middle school in Town of Shirley. The principal of Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is Brian Haas. 394 students go to Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 394 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is 12:1. Ayer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 88%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 23%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school has more than surpassed my expectations. My child has been to some of the best public schools in the country so we were very concerned when we came to this school system. The staff here is caring engaging and intelligent. They are readily available for communication and want to help each student to be their best. The enrichment class period is one of the best and most unique things about this curriculum. The children get to pursue academic studies that interest them every day to keep them enthusiastic about school. I was concerned about the 6-day rotating schedule but love it; it keeps the schedule fresh and reduces boredom. I also appreciate that although there is no G&T program they do have ability leveling and provide advanced curriculum programming. The school district is new and building their resources. Give them a chance and you will not be disappointed.

  • (9 months ago)

    The program has improved dramatically since regionalization. The curriculum is more rigorous and the offerings have expanded greatly. The opportunities for extra curricular activities have improved as well and the drama chorus and band programs are very impressive. Great leadership great involvement and improving instruction and curriculum.

  • (1 year ago)

    The writer below has been to that school and hated it for the students in it. The students are punky and thed school i am in now is 50 times better than that school ever dreamed of.

  • (1 year ago)

    I find it interesting that the below reviewer made assumptions about who wrote the reviews. I am giving this school 4 stars because it is an academically challenging environment my children like their teachers and there are lots of things to get involved with. There is a high level of professionalism here. And to the below reviewer we HAVE been to other schools and have a very good sense of what is out there.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are so happy with this school. My daughter loves it! She feels well-known by her teachers and is academically challenged. The building is warm and welcoming and the administration has a clear handle on things. Love Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School!

  • (1 year ago)

    The poor reviews given here were written well before Ayer and Shirley regionalized. Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School now has a wealth of opportunities for students including advisory periods in smaller groups that help the students and staff to become better acquainted and to learn how to work well together as a community. The school has a wonderful principal and vice principal who are dedicated to each and every child and the students in the upper grades can now even participate in high school sports. This school review service can be helpful but you must take it with a grain of salt. Outdated reviews from a few who may have had a bad experience several years ago do not represent this excellent school. Our children are in good hands at ASRMS!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am glad we did not heed the postings here. Our daughter is new to the Shirley school system and is having an excellent experience socially and academically. The faculty and administration are very caring and capable.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both schools in this district are deplorable. Some of the teachers are dedicated to excellence while many others are not or are simply inexperienced. It is not all about the faculty but mostly due to $$. Their guidance is horrible and indeed the other poster is right they spend more time with the victims of bullies with what the victim could do to cope with the situation than they do with the bullies and their punishment. All the latter is primarily a consequence of $$ cuts the schools have had to endure. We're considering leaving (choice-out) which many have recently. Sadly the voters in this town are so ignorant that choice-outers will cost them a lot more money or cuts in their services. My child deserves better and can't even get a bus ride in this town.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a disgrace! It protects the students that are bullies and punishes the children that stand up to them. Never in my life have I seen teachers & faculty that care so little about their students!

  • (7 years ago)

    Of all the schools I've ever been assosiated with in my life this one has had the poorest quality of all. More than once my children have been single out and harrassed by lunch aids for accusations that are ridiculous. The faculty is poorly trained and education standards are not met. I would not recommend this school to any other parent who actually cares about their child's education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the Shirley Middle School. I love their teachers.

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