School Details

Quinsigamond

14 Blackstone River Rd, Worcester, MA 01607
(508) 799-3502
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 696 students 16 students/teacher (MA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

27%
37%
58%
33%
46%
69%

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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
35%
54%
20%
30%
52%

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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
46%
64%
30%
38%
60%
24%
34%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
57%
68%
20%
45%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
52%
69%
27%
40%
60%
24%
34%
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
  • Worcester School District average
  • Massachusetts state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Quinsigamond is a public middle school in Worcester. The principal of Quinsigamond is Debbie Mitchell. 696 students attend Quinsigamond and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 83% of the 696 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Quinsigamond is 16:1. Worcester East Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 8%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 39% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 14%
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 72%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    a 1st class school my child is in her 7th year at this school every teacher she had was like a mentor to her i am very proud to say my child went to quinsigamond her mother and uncle also spent all theiryoung school years at quinsigamond.at their next school they were national junior honor society its too bod they have to teach common core math but that is the state ruining the education at the school

  • (9 months ago)

    This school has gone down hill since Debbie Mitchell retired. There is no sense of community at this school anymore. The importance of reading "everyday no matter what" has been lost. The principal does not send any type of communication home to let parents know what is going on at the school. Many good teachers have left recently leaving me to question what type of education my son is getting from this school. My son used to love going to school now he asks to stay home and complains about going because it is boring. He loves to learn new things and has always loved going to school so it saddens me he has lost his love for school. He constantly complains the others kids disrupt class and the rest of the students lose out because of it. This school is failing my son.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school in Worcester. Everyday my daughter would come home from school and I would ask her 'How was your day?' She would always always always respond with something positive. Also another thing I like about this school is how much effort the staff puts into making Quinsigamond Elementry School a bully-free zone. I personally think that they have exceeded this goal. I am extremely pleased to say my daughter goes here Anyone who has their child in this school should be pleased.

  • (5 years ago)

    The people there it seems like they are not happy. SOME good teachers and so many bad ones. Just glad to take my child out.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child had teachers she really loved and her cleraly loved her. Some of the teachers are really dedicated and caring. The facility is new and well maintained.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel as though the students are not given the opportunity to delve into other pursuits with their education like history geography sciences or literature .Main focus is only on simple math and reading looking only at students as test scores and not children who require more for growth . All other subjects give a chance to expand and explore better reading skills and comprehension when put into something that excites the child . And all should start at younger ages to instill a love for education

  • (8 years ago)

    The school principal calls parents attention for any simple reason in front of everybody like if they were her students. I suggest that she should put more attention in provinding a better quality education to the students and treating the parents as they are; adults and not kids. The school has excellent facilities and resources that are not being used at the maximum as the low stats and scores are showing.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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