Furnace Brook Middle School

Furnace Brook Middle School serves 1,066 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Furnace Brook Middle School operates within the Marshfield School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1066 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,066 students
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Students (1988-2014)
Gender % Furnace Brook Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 75 teachers
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade Furnace Brook Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Furnace Brook Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2004-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.06 0.33
Furnace Brook Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
34%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
3%
5%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,411 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,811 is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,323 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Marshfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,411 1,376
Marshfield School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $56 MM $29 MM
Marshfield School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $54 MM $28 MM
Marshfield School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,811 $20,216
Marshfield School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $11,323 $19,181
Marshfield School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Marshfield High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Duxbury Middle School (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Martinson Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MarshfieldMarshfield High School
    0.1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1304 students167 Forest St
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5050
    0.19-121304
  • MarshfieldMartinson Elementary School
    0.3 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 394 students275 Forest St
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5025
    0.3KG-5394
  • MarshfieldSouth River Elementary School
    1.4 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 473 students59 Hatch St
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5030
    1.4KG-5473
  • MarshfieldEames Way School
    1.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 321 students165 Eames Way
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5090
    1.9KG-5321
  • PembrokeNorth Pembroke Elementary School
    2.2 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 641 students72 Pilgrim Rd
    PembrokeMA 02359
    (781)826-5115
    2.2PK-6641

School Reviews

FBMS is great... until you have a problem. Then it is the worst. The guidance department has been great, but at least half of the teachers will blatantly ignore and disregard any requests from parents and recommendations from guidance. Just one example: last year my child had a teacher who shouted at the class all the time and handed them worksheets and expected them to teach themselves. Then when they performed poorly she did nothing to help them learn the subject. We even tried to schedule a conference with her. She told us she couldn't fit us into her schedule the day before we were supposed to meet with her and the other teachers. When we arrived for our other conferences, we were informed by another parent that our names were indeed on her schedule. I don't know what she was playing at there, but all of the above tells me that the administration needs to get a grip on its teachers. The other half of the teachers are great and I feel SO bad that they have to deal with co-educators like that. I really hope they tighten up a bit because middle school is hard enough as is without that nonsense.
- Posted by Parent, 03/22/14

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