328 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Norwell Middle School serves 506 students in grades 6-8.
Norwell Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 43% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Norwell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Norwell Middle School's student population of 506 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
506 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Norwell Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Norwell Middle School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#216 out of 1667 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
57%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(20-21)
65%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
22%
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Black
n/a
10%
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White
93%
57%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Norwell Middle School's ranking?

Norwell Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

57% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% MA state average).

How many students attend Norwell Middle School?

506 students attend Norwell Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

93% of Norwell Middle School students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Norwell Middle School?

Norwell Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.

What grades does Norwell Middle School offer ?

Norwell Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Norwell Middle School part of?

Norwell Middle School is part of Norwell School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 506 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 7%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 57% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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