Bigelow Middle School

42 Vernon St
Newton, MA 02458
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 465 students in grades 6-8, Bigelow Middle School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : Top 20% in MA
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Bigelow Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

Bigelow Middle School's student population of 465 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
465 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Bigelow Middle School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Bigelow Middle School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#277 out of 1631 schools
(Top 20%)
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62%
41%
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64%
44%
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60-64%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
17%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
23%
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Black
5%
10%
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White
61%
56%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bigelow Middle School's ranking?
Bigelow Middle School is ranked #277 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Bigelow Middle School often compared to?
Bigelow Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like F A Day Middle School, Charles E Brown Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Bigelow Middle School?
465 students attend Bigelow Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Bigelow Middle School students are White, 17% of students are Asian, 10% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Bigelow Middle School?
Bigelow Middle School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Bigelow Middle School offer ?
Bigelow Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Bigelow Middle School part of?
Bigelow Middle School is part of Newton School District.
In what neighborhood is Bigelow Middle School located?
Bigelow Middle School is located in the Newton Corner neighborhood of Newton, MA. There are 1 other public schools located in Newton Corner.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 39%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 62% (Top 20%)
  • : 64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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