Pickering Middle School

  • Pickering Middle School serves 615 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (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 39% (which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pickering 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 40%.

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School Overview

  • Pickering Middle School's student population of 615 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students615 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pickering Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pickering Middle School is 0.68, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1135 out of 1667 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
53%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
43%
20%
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Black
7%
9%
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White
35%
60%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pickering Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.680.58
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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 NameLynn School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Pickering middle school is a very good school my daughter attended this school her eight grade year an it was a great year very safe school no bullying the teachers were great my daughter had no problems the teachers are very caring an very concern with there students progress they are the best they work very good with my daughter she learned a lot I recommend this school to everyone who has to attend a middle school in lynn ma
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5  
Pickering Middle School is one of the best choices for public school. In Pickering, the teachers are greatly involved on how the students are doing. For extracurricular activities Pickering offers music, physical education, mcas classes, and computers. Students get four extracurricular classes throughout the year. Each extracurricular class is worth 3 credits. Each major is worth 5 credits. I would highly recommend Pickering Middle School.
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