James S Daley Middle School

  • James S Daley Middle School serves 700 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is equal to the Massachusetts state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • James S Daley Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • James S Daley Middle School's student population of 700 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students700 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • James S Daley 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 James S Daley Middle School is 0.70, which is more 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#980 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
44%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
20%
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Black
4%
9%
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White
27%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.700.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLowell School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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