Duxbury Middle

Summary:

Duxbury Middle School is a high-performing public middle school serving grades 6-8 in the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts. With a student population of 623, the school is part of the Duxbury School District, which is ranked 30th out of 356 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Duxbury Middle consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Massachusetts, with a statewide ranking between 51st and 97th over the past several years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 66th out of 501 Massachusetts middle schools and received a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Duxbury Middle students significantly outperform the state averages on MCAS Next Generation assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, with 69.62% of students proficient or better in ELA and 53.76% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 42.29% and 40.6%, respectively. The school also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking highly for female students, male students, white students, multi-racial students, special education students, low socioeconomic status students, and students with disabilities.

Compared to nearby schools like Gates Middle School in Scituate and Norwell Middle School, Duxbury Middle has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 12.5 to 13 students per teacher over the past three school years. While Duxbury Middle outperforms many of the nearby schools in academic metrics, some schools in the region, such as Gates Middle and Norwell Middle, also demonstrate strong academic performance and are ranked highly in the state. However, Duxbury Middle has a significantly higher percentage of white students (over 91%) compared to the nearby schools, which may suggest the need to consider the school's approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 71 Alden Street
       Duxbury, MA  02332


(781) 934-7640

District: Duxbury

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,997 Help


Students who attend Duxbury Middle usually attend:

High:    Duxbury High

Feeder schools for Duxbury Middle:

Elementary:    Alden School
    Chandler Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5 Help
Number of students:  623

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.8%
Two or more races:
4.2%
Hispanic:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Duxbury Middle ranks better than 86.8% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.69. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (91.8%), two or more races (4.2%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Duxbury Middle is 12.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Duxbury Middle is $16,997.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Duxbury Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Duxbury Middle 66th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Duxbury Middle in the ranking list.)

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Duxbury:

SchoolDigger ranks Duxbury 30th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Duxbury Middle

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Rank History for all students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.11 78th 339 77.0%
2004 81.62 67th 344 80.5%
2005 71.62 97th 356 72.8%
2006 82.25 68th 399 83.0%
2007 82.65 65th 399 83.7%
2008 86.83 39th 407 90.4%
2009 88.97 29th 409 92.9%
2010 84.04 60th 434 86.2%
2011 83.01 68th 449 84.9%
2012 86.02 48th 455 89.5%
2013 83.52 60th 455 86.8%
2014 88.18 28th 455 93.8%
2015 88.71 23rd 441 94.8%
2016 69.10 141st 482 70.7%
2017 74.33 124th 487 74.5%
2018 79.59 97th 484 80.0%
2019 81.10 91st 498 81.7%
2021 88.85 51st 501 89.8%
2022 83.33 74th 497 85.1%
2023 86.69 66th 501 86.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.76 21st 84 75.0%
2023 91.98 5th 110 95.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.41 180th 467 61.5%
2019 52.13 199th 484 58.9%
2021 73.20 69th 489 85.9%
2022 73.00 77th 503 84.7%
2023 88.23 26th 444 94.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.08 64th 438 85.4%
2019 60.77 151st 452 66.6%
2021 71.31 88th 462 81.0%
2022 83.26 44th 489 91.0%
2023 84.29 37th 481 92.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.21 98th 463 78.8%
2019 81.23 87th 478 81.8%
2021 89.65 41st 483 91.5%
2022 82.98 74th 494 85.0%
2023 84.50 69th 489 85.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.61 87th 417 79.1%
2019 72.46 77th 424 81.8%
2021 86.06 34th 431 92.1%
2022 85.16 39th 445 91.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.89 93rd 466 80.0%
2019 78.34 101st 478 78.9%
2021 85.13 64th 485 86.8%
2022 81.79 76th 497 84.7%
2023 86.66 63rd 489 87.1%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.00 44th 491 91.0%
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Rank History for White students at Duxbury Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.88 101st 395 74.4%
2019 70.42 104th 396 73.7%
2021 81.74 56th 401 86.0%
2022 73.69 86th 404 78.7%
2023 77.23 74th 403 81.6%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Duxbury Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 930 3 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 945
1999 965 3 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 975
2000 984 5 6 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1005
2001 966 6 11 10 2 n/a n/a 0 995
2002 1004 4 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1029
2003 1004 4 13 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1029
2004 763 3 13 4 0 n/a n/a 0 783
2005 716 1 13 3 3 n/a n/a 0 736
2006 776 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 779
2007 764 2 2 1 1 n/a n/a 2 772
2008 750 3 2 0 1 n/a n/a 1 757
2009 760 3 4 3 1 0 4 0 775
2010 773 4 7 3 1 0 10 0 798
2011 805 7 8 6 1 0 10 0 837
2012 824 5 7 4 0 0 7 0 847
2013 808 3 12 5 0 0 9 0 837
2014 803 1 8 10 0 0 10 0 832
2015 747 2 12 8 0 0 9 0 778
2016 728 2 9 17 1 0 18 0 775
2017 698 1 11 17 1 0 23 0 751
2018 686 1 11 14 1 0 30 0 743
2019 697 1 11 15 1 0 27 0 752
2020 681 3 11 18 1 0 25 0 739
2021 608 2 9 18 1 0 28 0 666
2022 594 4 6 20 0 0 26 0 650
2023 572 3 5 16 1 0 26 0 623

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Duxbury Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 945 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 975 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1005 n/a 0.0 0.7
2001 995 n/a 0.0 1.1
2002 1029 n/a n/a 1.1
2003 1029 n/a n/a 1.1
2004 783 60.2 13.0 0
2005 736 56.7 13.0 3.3
2006 779 58.8 13.2 2.6
2007 772 50.0 15.4 3.1
2008 757 53.5 14.1 4.5
2009 775 57.0 13.6 5.5
2010 798 59.8 13.3 4.9
2011 837 62.3 13.4 3.7
2012 847 61.4 13.7 4.4
2013 837 63.8 13.1 5.7
2014 832 63.0 13.1 5.2
2015 778 62.0 12.5 4.1
2016 775 62.0 12.5 n/a
2017 751 60.4 12.4 n/a
2018 743 55.3 13.4 n/a
2019 752 51.3 14.6 n/a
2020 739 52.1 14.1 n/a
2021 666 51.0 13.0 n/a
2022 650 50.6 12.8 n/a
2023 623 49.7 12.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Duxbury Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 945 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 975 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1005 n/a 0.0 0.7
2001 995 n/a 0.0 1.1
2002 1029 n/a n/a 1.1
2003 1029 n/a n/a 1.1
2004 783 60.2 13.0 0
2005 736 56.7 13.0 3.3
2006 779 58.8 13.2 2.6
2007 772 50.0 15.4 3.1
2008 757 53.5 14.1 4.5
2009 775 57.0 13.6 5.5
2010 798 59.8 13.3 4.9
2011 837 62.3 13.4 3.7
2012 847 61.4 13.7 4.4
2013 837 63.8 13.1 5.7
2014 832 63.0 13.1 5.2
2015 778 62.0 12.5 4.1
2016 775 62.0 12.5 n/a
2017 751 60.4 12.4 n/a
2018 743 55.3 13.4 n/a
2019 752 51.3 14.6 n/a
2020 739 52.1 14.1 n/a
2021 666 51.0 13.0 n/a
2022 650 50.6 12.8 n/a
2023 623 49.7 12.5 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Duxbury Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $77 (0.5%) $15,122 (99.5%) $15,199
2020 $03 (0.0%) $15,058 (100.0%) $15,061
2021 $820 (4.8%) $16,177 (95.2%) $16,997

Data source: Massachusetts Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Duxbury Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 91st of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 66th of 501 Middle schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury Middle)8376.1
 6.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury)8375.7
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury Middle)7652.7
 23.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury)7652.9
 23.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury Middle)6760.7
 6.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury)6760.2
 6.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury Middle)6248.6
 13.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury)6247.8
 14.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury Middle)6973
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Duxbury)6873.3
 5.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury Middle)5160.9
 9.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Duxbury)5160.7
 9.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Duxbury Middle)5667.6
 11.6%
   8th Grade Science (Duxbury)5567.9
 12.9%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Duxbury Middle)7369.6
 3.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Duxbury)7267.7
 4.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Duxbury Middle)6353.8
 9.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Duxbury)6460.2
 3.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Duxbury Middle)5667.6
 11.6%
   All Grades Science (Duxbury)6263.8
 1.8%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.2
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students752623
 17.2%
African American13
 200%
American Indian11
Asian115
 54.5%
Hispanic1516
 6.7%
Pacific Islander00
White697572
 17.9%
Two or More Races2726
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Duxbury Middle

Students who attend Duxbury Middle usually go on to attend Duxbury High

Students at Duxbury Middle are 92% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Duxbury Middle ranks 66th of 501 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 623 students attended Duxbury Middle.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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