Furnace Brook Middle School

  • Furnace Brook Middle School serves 1,022 students in grades 6-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the MA average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Furnace Brook Middle School operates within the Marshfield School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1022 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 77 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,022 students
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Furnace Brook Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers77 teachers
Furnace Brook Middle School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeFurnace Brook Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(MA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
Furnace Brook Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Furnace Brook Middle School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
3%
18%
Furnace Brook Middle School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
n/a
9%
Furnace Brook Middle School Black Students (1991-2014)
White
95%
64%
Furnace Brook Middle School White Students (1988-2015)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Furnace Brook Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsFurnace Brook Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.100.55
Furnace Brook Middle School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
36%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
4%
Furnace Brook Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2005-2015)

District Comparison

  • Marshfield School District's student population of 4,267 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,503 in this district is less than the state average of $20,216. The district revenue/student has declined by 35% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,987 is less than the state average of $19,181. The district spending/student has declined by 48% over four years.
School District NameMarshfield School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed4,2671,368
Marshfield School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$56 MM$29 MM
Marshfield School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$54 MM$28 MM
Marshfield School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,503$20,216
Marshfield School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$11,987$19,181
Marshfield School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MarshfieldMarshfield High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1323 students
    0.1 miles
    167 Forest Street
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5050
    0.19-121323
  • MarshfieldMartinson Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 486 students
    0.3 miles
    275 Forest Street
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5025
    0.3PK-5486
  • MarshfieldSouth River Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 369 students
    1.4 miles
    59 Hatch Street
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5030
    1.4KG-5369
  • MarshfieldEames Way School
    Grades: KG-5 | 238 students
    1.9 miles
    165 Eames Way
    MarshfieldMA 02050
    (781)834-5090
    1.9KG-5238
  • PembrokeNorth Pembroke Elementary School
    Grades: PK-6 | 650 students
    2.2 miles
    72 Pilgrim Road
    PembrokeMA 02359
    (781)826-5115
    2.2PK-6650

School Reviews

2  3/22/2014
FBMS is great... until you have a problem. Then it is the worst. The guidance department has been great, but at least half of the teachers will blatantly ignore and disregard any requests from parents and recommendations from guidance. Just one example: last year my child had a teacher who shouted at the class all the time and handed them worksheets and expected them to teach themselves. Then when they performed poorly she did nothing to help them learn the subject. We even tried to schedule a conference with her. She told us she couldn't fit us into her schedule the day before we were supposed to meet with her and the other teachers. When we arrived for our other conferences, we were informed by another parent that our names were indeed on her schedule. I don't know what she was playing at there, but all of the above tells me that the administration needs to get a grip on its teachers. The other half of the teachers are great and I feel SO bad that they have to deal with co-educators like that. I really hope they tighten up a bit because middle school is hard enough as is without that nonsense.
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