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2016 Massachusetts School Report Card Overview
SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL (00400310)
Braintree Public School District (00400000) 232 Peach Street , Braintree, MA 02184
Damon I Rainie, Principal Phone: 781.380.0160
Grades Served: 06,07,08 Website:

Report cards help parents/guardians and the general public see where schools and districts are succeeding and where there is still work to do. This report card overview answers important questions about our school's performance. For the full report card containing additional data contact the school's principal or visit the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s website at http://profiles.doe.mass.edu. For more information about report card data, visit our Profiles Help page.

How is our school doing overall?
Accountability and assistance levels
Our school
Level1
Meeting gap narrowing goals
Our district
Level2
One or more schools in the district classified into Level 2

Most schools are assigned a level from 1-5, with those meeting their proficiency gap-narrowing goals in Level 1 and the lowest performing in Levels 4 and 5. A district is typically assigned a level based on the level of its lowest performing school. Placing schools and districts into levels helps districts know which schools need more support, and helps the state know which districts need the most assistance. More information is available here: http://www.doe.mass.edu/accountability/

School percentile

School percentiles (1-99) indicate how a school is performing overall compared to other schools that serve the same or similar grades. Our school's percentile is below.

Percentile
Lowest performingHighest performing

Overall progress in narrowing gaps

Massachusetts aims to reduce proficiency gaps by half between 2011 and 2017.

All studentsMet Target
High needs studentsMet Target
Economically disadvantaged-
Students with disabilities
English language learners & former ELLs


How does our school's achievement over time compare to the district and the state?

The Composite Performance Index (CPI) is a number from 1-100 that represents the extent to which all students are progressing toward proficiency in a given subject. When all students demonstrate proficiency on MCAS and/or PARCC tests, the CPI will be 100. Our school's CPIs for 2013-2016 are below.

English language artsMathematicsScience
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
2013201420152016
Our school
94.694.996.196.7
89.590.089.490.5
89.186.484.987.5
Middle Schools in our district
95.195.796.596.4
89.789.089.890.7
87.086.083.685.7
Middle Schools in MA
88.488.588.288.9
77.876.778.078.5
73.474.774.873.4


How does our school's growth compare to the district and the state?

Transitional Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) measure gains in student achievement from year to year. SGPs between 40 and 60 represent moderate growth. Our school's median SGPs for 2016 are below. (Note: Growth values are truncated.)

English language artsMathematics
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Lower growthHigher growth
15099
Our school   45.0    54.0
Middle Schools in our district  46.0  57.0
Middle Schools in MA  50.0  50.0



How does our school's enrollment compare to the district and the state?

Total enrollment
Our school
Our district
Our state
6675,757953,429
Our
school
Middle Schools in our districtMiddle Schools in MA
By high needs population
#

%
#

%
#

%
Economically disadvantaged students
79 11.8
219 15.2
42,711 24.6
Students with disabilities
13720.5
295 20.5
30,100 17.3
English language learners
16 2.4
21 1.5
9,867 5.7


How do our school's teachers and classrooms compare to the district and the state?

General information
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
Teachers (#)
49.0
106.8
13,823.9
Core academic classes taught by highly qualified teachers (%)
96.7
98.6
96.8
Average class size (#)
18.6
18.1
19.0
Student : teacher ratio
13.6 to 1
13.5 to 1
12.6 to 1

How is our school doing on other important measures?

Attendance
Our
school

Middle Schools in our district
Middle Schools in MA
2016 Attendance rate (%)
96.4
96.0
95.6
2016 Average days absent per student (#)
6.4
7.1
7.7
2016 Chronic absenteeism rate (%)
6.7
8.0
9.6
Discipline



2016 In-school suspension rate (%)
0.6
0.4
2.5
2016 Out-of-school suspension rate (%)
0.6
1.2
4.2
High school completion
Our school
Our district
Our state
2014 5-year graduation rate (%)
-
94.1
88.5
2015 4-year graduation rate (%)
-
92.3
87.3
2015 annual dropout rate (%)
-
0.8
1.9
2014 graduates attending institutions of higher education* (%)
-
84.3
76.2
2016 12th graders taking 1+ Advanced Placement courses (%)
-
42.0
40.6
2016 Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or higher (%)
-
85.3
66.5
2016 SAT average score - Reading
-
518
509
2016 SAT average score - Writing
-
509
497
2016 SAT average score - Math
-
541
522
2015 MassCore** - Completing a rigorous course of study (%)
-
97.2
72.3
*Postsecondary enrollment data includes any student enrolling in an institution of higher education within 16 months of earning a high school diploma
**MassCore: 4 years of English & math, 3 years of history & lab-based science, 2 years of a foreign language, 1 year of arts & 5 additional "core" courses

What else should you know about our school?
Academic programs at South include:
Academic Support Team, Acclamation Program, Child Centered Team, Instructional Support Team,
MCAS Initiatives, Pathways to Success, Homework Club, Mandatory Extra Help.

Programs fostering a positive culture and climate include:
Extra-curricular Intramurals, Basketball, Soccer, Floor Hockey, Cross Country, Natures Classroom, Trivia Night, Pay-it-Forward, Community Service, Mentoring Program, Student Council, Book Club, October Festival of Motion, Spirit Week, Interview Support, School Newspaper, Yearbook, Book Fairs, Grade 8 Appreciation Night, School Musical, Dance Team, Ski Trips, Yoga Club, Mask Making, Invention Convention, Board Game Club, Technology Club, Competitive Math Team, Scholarship 5K Road Race
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