John W. Mcdevitt Middle School

  • John W. Mcdevitt Middle School serves 586 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 43% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • John W. Mcdevitt Middle School's student population of 586 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students586 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John W. Mcdevitt Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John W. Mcdevitt Middle School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#971 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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Asian
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
42%
19%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
44%
61%
This chart display the percentage of White students in John W. Mcdevitt Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in John W. Mcdevitt Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.630.36
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaltham School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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