James P Timilty Middle School
James P Timilty Middle School serves 233 students in grades 6-8.
James P Timilty 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 14% (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 18% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic and Black).
- Grades: 6-8
- Students: 233 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MA
- Math Proficiency: 14% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 18% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
James P Timilty Middle School's student population of 233 students has declined by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
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James P Timilty 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 James P Timilty Middle School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1622 out of 1667 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education
The quality of the teaching staff at the Timilty Middle School has been excellent for many years. Turnover among teachers is low. The school has many partnerships, giving access to excellent music, art, sports, and extracurricular activities such as debate. They have an excellent debate team, which is now undefeated for the last three years. It is part of the Boston Debate League. Other partnerships include Mass General Hospital mentoring program for science, and Squashbusters, where students compete in squash and later compete for college scholarships. Both of these are outstanding programs. There are many other opportunities at this school.
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