Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School

  • Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School serves 370 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School's student population of 370 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students370 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,666 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank#1277 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
78%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAyer Shirley School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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