J Henry Higgins Middle School
J Henry Higgins Middle School serves 1,366 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).
J Henry Higgins Middle School's student population of 1,366 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
J Henry Higgins Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1144 out of 1667 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education
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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