Paul R Baird Middle School

1 Rooney Road
Ludlow, MA 01056
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Paul R Baird Middle School serves 638 students in grades 6-8.
Paul R Baird 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (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 29% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 56%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 40% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Paul R Baird Middle School's student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
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School Comparison

Paul R Baird 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 Paul R Baird Middle School is 0.24, which is less 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
#1352 out of 1666 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
8%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
87%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLudlow School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Paul R Baird Middle School is Ludlow Senior High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Conservatory Of The Arts (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Veterans Park Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ludlow Veterans Park Elementary School Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 4-5 | 394 students
    0.2 miles
    486 Chapin Street
    Ludlow, MA 01056
    (413) 583-5695
    0.2 4-5 394
  • Ludlow Ludlow Senior High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 9-12 | 894 students
    0.3 miles
    500 Chapin Street
    Ludlow, MA 01056
    (413) 589-9001
    0.3 9-12 894
  • Ludlow East Street Elementary School
    Grades: PK-1 | 401 students
    0.8 miles
    508 East Street
    Ludlow, MA 01056
    (413) 589-9121
    0.8 PK-1 401
  • Ludlow Chapin Street Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 2-3 | 322 students
    1.5 miles
    766 Chapin Street
    Ludlow, MA 01056
    (413) 583-5031
    1.5 2-3 322
  • Indian Orchard Indian Orchard Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 638 students
    2.1 miles
    95 Milton Street
    Indian Orchard, MA 01151
    (413) 787-7255
    2.1 PK-5 638

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