Matthew J Kuss Middle School

  • Matthew J Kuss Middle School serves 770 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (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 38% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

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School Overview

  • Matthew J Kuss Middle School's student population of 770 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students770 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Matthew J Kuss Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Matthew J Kuss Middle School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. 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#1233 out of 1,671 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
22%
19%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
63%
61%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score0.550.58
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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 NameFall River School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
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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