J Henry Higgins Middle School

  • J Henry Higgins Middle School serves 1,366 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (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.
  • J Henry Higgins 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

School Overview

  • J Henry Higgins Middle School's student population of 1,366 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J Henry Higgins 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 J Henry Higgins Middle School is 0.39, 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#1160 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
77%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.390.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeabody School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
great academic programs, parents are involved a lot, and good facilities. the music and arts extracurricular are amazingly great. sports are good although coming from my opinion i think that there should be more sports on the female part of the school. I mean boys get soccer and not too many boys play soccer and I know a lot of girls who play soccer and they to say that they wish there was more sports for the female part. But this school is still an amazing place. Thank you!
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