School Details

Maria Weston Chapman Middle School

1051 Commercial St, Weymouth, MA 02189
(781) 337-4500
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 & ungraded 1059 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

61%
60%
71%
33%
33%
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
  • Weymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
73%
78%
33%
33%
54%
26%
26%
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
  • Weymouth School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is a public middle school in Weymouth. The principal of Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is Sheila Fisher. 1,059 students go to Maria Weston Chapman Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the 1,059 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Maria Weston Chapman Middle School is 14:1. St Jerome Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 82%
Hispanic 5% 6%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.08% 0.01%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm a student here a Chapman and I love the teachers. They are very helpful and are always there to solve our problems. They have great after school programs like Spanish club drama and syfy club just to name a few. The school is easy to get around it may seem big but once you get used to it it's easy to get around. There are still rules but they are easy to follow. Some examples are keep your locker organized no bullying and pay attention in class in order to be the best you that you can be. Chapman can improve on some things like putting ketchup out again for students to take. Also have teachers that can tolerate difficult students because last year our Spanish teacher couldn't handle a handful of students. Overall Chapman is a great school and to all incoming 7th graders make sure you are responsible nice to be around and a good student and your 2 years at Chapman should be wonderful

  • (3 years ago)

    The climate of Chapman Middle School has deteriorated so much that good teachers are jumping ship. The Principal's inexperience and naivety has brought the school to the brink of collapse. New leadership is desperately needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has a great atmosphere. The teachers really know the students and the students are very close knit. There are a wide variety of extra-curricular activities available to all students. Everybody has people to accept them for who they are. For higher eighth graders there is an opportunity to be in a high-school leveled math class. The 3 languages (French Spanish Latin) challenge the kids a great amount.

  • (6 years ago)

    I like that they have different houses Gold Blue etc. I think the teachers do get to know their students and it shows with how well the students do. I couldn't be happier knowing my God-son is for the first time really enjoying the experience of school

  • (7 years ago)

    The teachers and staff are all great people but the school is much too large. With so many students the teachers never really get to know the students and the parents never feel like they are part of a community.

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Overall score

(based on 13 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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