John W. Mcdevitt Middle School

75 Church Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
John W. Mcdevitt Middle School serves 631 students in grades 6-8.
John W. Mcdevitt 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.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 54% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

John W. Mcdevitt Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

John W. Mcdevitt Middle School's student population of 631 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students631 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

John W. Mcdevitt 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 John W. Mcdevitt Middle School is 0.63, 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
#1001 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
46%
20%
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Black
9%
9%
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White
39%
60%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John W. Mcdevitt Middle School is Waltham Senior High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is John F Kennedy Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thomas R Plympton Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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