Matthew J Kuss Middle School

  • Matthew J Kuss Middle School serves 750 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (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 40% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Matthew J Kuss 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 student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Matthew J Kuss Middle School's student population of 750 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students750 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Matthew J Kuss 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 Matthew J Kuss Middle School is 0.60, 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#1290 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
20%
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Black
9%
9%
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White
59%
60%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.600.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFall River School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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This school bad lol.
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I go to b m c durfee I went to Matthew j kuss teachers staffs and principals everyone is awesome who works there I had the best 3 great years my brother hunter goes there now I miss everybody there including Betty
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Kuss Middle School is great. My son is in the 7th grade and I have nothing but nice things to say about the school. The teachers are easy to work with and they dedicate countless hours. Often times you will see teachers at sporting events and concerts. The administrators are also great to work with. Mr. Silva was my son's VP, he is firm and holds students accountable, yet he seems to have a mutual respect for the students. I have two other children who will be attending Kuss next year. I hope to see the same results. Far and above the rest of the city's schools.
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