Furnace Brook Middle School

500 Furnace St,

Marshfield, MA, 02050-2382

Tel: (781)834-5020
Grades: 6-8

1,083 students

Furnace Brook Middle School serves 1,083 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Furnace Brook Middle School operates within the Marshfield School District.

Overview

The student population of 1083 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,083 students
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Students (1988-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (2004-2012)
Students by Grade Furnace Brook Middle School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.52. 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 (2004-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
Furnace Brook Middle School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
1%
16%
Furnace Brook Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
n/a
9%
Furnace Brook Middle School Black (1988-2012)
White
96%
66%
Furnace Brook Middle School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Furnace Brook Middle School Sch Ethnicity Furnace Brook Middle School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.08 0.52
Furnace Brook Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
10%
30%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
2%
5%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,588 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Marshfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,588 1,435
Marshfield School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $59 MM $25 MM
Marshfield School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $58 MM $24 MM
Marshfield School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,508 $17,400
Marshfield School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,322 $16,788
Marshfield School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Marshfield Marshfield High School
    167 Forest St
    Marshfield , MA , 02050
    (781)834-5050
    0.1  mi  |  1385  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Marshfield Martinson Elementary School
    275 Forest St
    Marshfield , MA , 02050
    (781)834-5025
    0.3  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Marshfield South River Elementary School
    59 Hatch St
    Marshfield , MA , 02050
    (781)834-5030
    1.4  mi  |  447  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Marshfield Eames Way School
    165 Eames Way
    Marshfield , MA , 02050
    (781)834-5090
    1.9  mi  |  364  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Pembroke North Pembroke Elementary School
    72 Pilgrim Rd
    Pembroke , MA , 02359
    (781)826-5115
    2.2  mi  |  694  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

School Reviews

  • Recommended March 22, 2014 - 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

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