School Details

Northbridge Middle School

171 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville, MA 01588
(508) 234-8718
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 782 students 17 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

62%
62%
64%
45%
44%
60%
49%
49%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
59%
68%
48%
44%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
72%
40%
39%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
77%
79%
46%
45%
52%
46%
45%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
62%
69%
44%
47%
60%
48%
53%
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
  • Northbridge School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Northbridge Middle School is a public middle school in Whitinsville. The principal of Northbridge Middle School is Michael Gauthier. 782 children attend Northbridge Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 29% of the 782 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northbridge Middle School is 17:1. Douglas Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 91%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0%
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 29% 28%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter had a hard time with one teacher. But overall her 4 years at the middle school were excellent including extra help with consideration of the one teacher. Great community

  • (1 year ago)

    Having a very difficult time with the staff and my middle school student. Bullying is a big problem. We moved here for a better life for our children but are now planning on moving out.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school system needs a serious makeover. The quality of teaching and people in charge of our children is terrible. We are currently moving out of Northbridge so we can find a good education for ur children. It has just gotten worse over the years and the old my kids get the worse the education gets. Very disappointing. There is also still a huge bulling problem that none of the administration seems to care about. they say its a priority but they are all talk. There is very little consequence for bullies in this town/school system.

  • (5 years ago)

    There is a serious bullying problem for boys and girls at this school. A place where this unhealthy atmosphere is fostered is the cafeteria and its seating rules (7 to a table) at lunch encouraging a culture of exclusion for both sexes. This is then transferred to classrooms and even when teachers and administrators are approached about these issues they are downplayed and swept under the rug. My honor students no longer attend public schools in Northbridge in an attempt to save their lives and provide hope for the future.

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel the 7th grade has failed my child in many acedemic ways. Im so disappointed in this school system that im moving out of the town.

  • (6 years ago)

    Not enought stafing to accomodate trouble chldren. not the best communication between school and home. Classes are too big Teachers are overwhelmed with classes size as well as some students.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have found that the Middle School is mostly talk. They stress how important education is and yet they dont back that up. I have found that in talking with some of the teachers that they didnt give more homework because they dont have time to correct it.. I found that to be ridiculous. Teachers should assign more work and allow talking in class less. The students I have talked to all say that they talk alot in class and the teachers do nothing. I have also found thte the Special Ed program is somewhat of a joke. They want to grade your child and not support them in manners to encourage improvement Their take is 'make them do less' --If you want to improve a skill then typically you woudl do more -- not less. Less emphasis on social skills and more on academics would help improve.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School Would like to see more homework and enrichment classes / foreign language exposure and after school clubs oriented towards academic work. Also would like to see interactive websites maintained. I've found the teachers more than willing to work with me regarding my child's education experience. Reminder - Parents must do their part at the home.

  • (11 years ago)

    The Northbridge Middle School is good. However Its not the best school there is and needs a lot more inprovement. Also the teachers should make classes more fun and easy some people have dificulies learning and its not there fault.

  • (11 years ago)

    They are not there 100 percent for the kids who seek and need the extra help to get by. They need to improve in many areas.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools