Bigelow Middle School

42 Vernon St
Newton, MA 02458
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Bigelow Middle School serves 521 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Bigelow Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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 521 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students521 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

Bigelow Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Bigelow Middle School is 0.57, 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
#556 out of 1666 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
15%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
20%
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Black
6%
9%
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White
63%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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 | 284 students
    0.2 miles
    101 Vernon Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-9660
    0.2 K-5 284
  • Newton Lincoln-eliot
    Grades: K-5 | 374 students
    0.8 miles
    191 Pearl Street
    Newton, MA 02458
    (617) 559-9540
    0.8 K-5 374
  • Newton Center John Ward
    Grades: K-5 | 309 students
    0.9 miles
    10 Dolphin Rd
    Newton Center, MA 02459
    (617) 559-6450
    0.9 K-5 309
  • Newtonville Cabot
    Grades: K-5 | 391 students
    1.0 miles
    225 Nevada Street (cabot At Ca
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    (617) 559-9400
    1.0 K-5 391
  • Brighton Lyon K-8
    Grades: K-8 | 131 students
    1.0 miles
    50 Beechcroft Street
    Brighton, MA 02135
    (617) 635-7945
    1.0 K-8 131

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