Bigelow Middle School

  • Bigelow Middle School serves 525 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 72% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 66% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Bigelow Middle School's student population of 525 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bigelow Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bigelow Middle School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#290 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
19%
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Black
5%
9%
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White
62%
61%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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Diversity Score0.580.36
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Bigelow Middle School is Lyon Upper 9-12 (1.0 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Lyon K-8 (1.0 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Underwood (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newton Underwood
    Grades: K-5 | 313 students
    0.2 miles
    101 Vernon Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617)559-9660
    0.2 K-5 313
  • Newton Lincoln-eliot
    Grades: K-5 | 346 students
    0.8 miles
    191 Pearl Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617)559-9540
    0.8 K-5 346
  • Newton Center John Ward
    Grades: K-5 | 312 students
    0.9 miles
    10 Dolphin Rd
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617)559-6450
    0.9 K-5 312
  • Newtonville Cabot
    Grades: K-5 | 400 students
    1.0 miles
    229 Cabot Street
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617)559-9400
    1.0 K-5 400
  • Brighton Lyon K-8
    Grades: K-8 | 139 students
    1.0 miles
    50 Beechcroft Street
    Brighton, MA 02135
    (617)635-7945
    1.0 K-8 139

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