School Details

Winthrop Middle School

151 Pauline St, Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 846-5507
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 460 students 14 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

75%
73%
67%
46%
46%
60%

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
  • Winthrop School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
58%
71%
36%
36%
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
  • Winthrop School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
82%
78%
55%
54%
54%
33%
33%
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
  • Winthrop School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Winthrop Middle School is a public middle school in Winthrop. The principal of Winthrop Middle School is Zoe Haskell. 460 children attend Winthrop Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 33% of the 460 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Winthrop Middle School is 14:1. Excel Academy Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 87% 88%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has some of the worst teachers in the state. No one wants to work here because the pay is the poorest in the state. It's turned into a school where most teachers do not care about their students enough to go the extra distance. My emails to the teacher to check in about my child are still not answered. You have to pay alot of money to be on sports teams and if you are in a financial crunch like a friend of my daughters you simply do not play because the teachers have no ehical foundation here. Your buisness becomes everyones. Warning to the wise my child is a good student no problems in school academically; however if there was a problem I believe she would not get the support she needs. We are looking into private placement to avoid a bad experience here.

  • (5 years ago)

    A wonderful community -- and fabulous teachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to Winthrop from Cohasset MA...big mistake! The schools are horrific to say the least...I have 2 children in Middle School and am glad to say we are looking elsewhere to find better schools. This school should be ashamed of itself for the way some of these teachers treat the kids and the special ed department is a joke. They are outdated in many ways and my recommendation would be to look elsewhere!

  • (7 years ago)

    There is a new vice principal but they are even worse. The school itself is horrid the teachers for the most part are not great but there are a few good ones. The Winthrop school system is extremely poor therefore things are not good. Teaching instruments computers and things are out of date. I would not recomend anyone going to this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I believe that winthrop middle is a great school with tons of fun activities and fabulous teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student that attended this school from 2001-2004. From my opinion I do not like much about this school. It needs to be improved. As stated in previous threads this school has many disrespectful teachers who do not care enough about their students. Most are very disrespectful. There are some teachers however that do care about students to the fullest. I moved from that school in 7th Grade to a school in NH Gilbert H. Hood Middle School and comparing to this school I am quite happy I left when I did. It seems like as each year passes the school gets worse. There are also major money problems. Winthrop Public Schools haven't been able to afford any new desks computers or textbooks.This was an okay school but I don't recommend it speaking as a student from the Winthrop Middle School.

  • (10 years ago)

    I also found the vice principal to be rude. The special ed department for 6th and 7th grade is lacking greaty. I also believe that there is not enough communication on the teachers part to let you know how you child is doing.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would like to agree with the previous review. I found it very difficult to find the summer math packet. I believe that the Middle school needs to be a bit more structured. I find that the special needs classes as they are smaller class rooms than normal they should have another class added to make pupil/teacher ratio smaller. I found that the sport related activities are not that organized. The vice principle I found to be rude and not very fair with the children. the middle school is in the same condition it was when I attended 23 years ago. Needs some work.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that the WMS Middle School should organize their website better and they should make it easier to find the Math Packet! I know that this sounds silly but the school also needs a makeover. Desks are old new books are needed classrooms are small. I think that the rooms should be painted too and the hall ceilings should be highered. But some of the subjects and teachers are challenging and I'm glad that the WMS has gotten some sports back. I know that money is tight but I think that something must be done. The school definitely needs to be updated but other than that I am fine with it.

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