Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School

  • Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School serves 737 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (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 45% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Dr. Philip O. Coakley 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 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School's student population of 737 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 63 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students737 students
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Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Dr. Philip O. Coakley 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 Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School is 0.50, 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#1120 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
20%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
12%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
69%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.500.59
This chart display the diversity score of Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dr. Philip O. Coakley Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNorwood School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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