Mccarthy Middle School

250 North Rd
Chelmsford, MA 01824
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 829 students in grades 5-8, Mccarthy Middle School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 44%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 30% in MA
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Mccarthy Middle School's student population of 829 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
829 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
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School Rankings

Mccarthy Middle School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,631 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mccarthy Middle School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MA)
#489 out of 1631 schools
(Top 30%)
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50%
41%
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58%
44%
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61%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Mccarthy Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
18%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
23%
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Black
4%
10%
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White
65%
56%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Massachusetts.
0.54
This chart display the diversity score of Mccarthy Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mccarthy Middle School's ranking?
Mccarthy Middle School is ranked #489 out of 1,631 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Massachusetts.
What schools are Mccarthy Middle School often compared to?
Mccarthy Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Col Moses Parker School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% MA state average), while 58% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 44% MA state average).
How many students attend Mccarthy Middle School?
829 students attend Mccarthy Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of Mccarthy Middle School students are White, 18% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mccarthy Middle School?
Mccarthy Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What grades does Mccarthy Middle School offer ?
Mccarthy Middle School offers enrollment in grades 5-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Mccarthy Middle School part of?
Mccarthy Middle School is part of Chelmsford School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Enrollment: 829 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • : Top 30%
  • : 50% (Top 50%)
  • : 58% (Top 30%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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