Furnace Brook Middle School

  • Furnace Brook Middle School serves 1,016 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (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 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Furnace Brook Middle School's student population of 1,016 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 76 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,016 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Furnace Brook Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Furnace Brook Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. 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#555 out of 1,671 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Furnace Brook 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
3%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Furnace Brook Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
9%
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White
95%
61%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Furnace Brook Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.100.35
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Furnace Brook 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 NameMarshfield School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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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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