60 Williams Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
John F Parker Middle School serves 497 students in grades 5-7.
John F Parker 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 35% (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 26% (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 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

John F Parker Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

John F Parker Middle School's student population of 497 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-7
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
497 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

John F Parker 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 John F Parker Middle School is 0.65, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1431 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
25%
9%
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White
52%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-7
  • Students: 497 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20%)

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