Matthew J Kuss Middle

Public 6-8

 52 Globe Mills Avenue
       Fall River, MA  02724


(508) 675-8335

District: Fall River

SchoolDigger Rank:
419th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,898 Help


Students who attend Matthew J Kuss Middle usually attend:

High:    B M C Durfee High

Feeder schools for Matthew J Kuss Middle:

Elementary:    Carlton M. Viveiros Elementary School
    John J Doran

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0 Help
Number of students:  682

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.8%
Hispanic:
33.1%
African American:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.9% Help


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Compare Details Matthew J Kuss Middle ranks worse than 83.6% of middle schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks first among 3 ranked middle schools in the Fall River School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (43.8%), Hispanic (33.1%), African American (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Matthew J Kuss Middle is 13. 1 middle schools in the Fall River School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Matthew J Kuss Middle is $16,898. 1 middle schools in the Fall River School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Matthew J Kuss Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Matthew J Kuss Middle 419th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Matthew J Kuss Middle in the ranking list.)

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Fall River:

SchoolDigger ranks Fall River 323rd of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Matthew J Kuss Middle

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Rank History for all students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 6.36 323rd 339 4.7%
2004 4.50 333rd 344 3.2%
2005 5.59 339th 356 4.8%
2006 7.63 370th 399 7.3%
2007 11.34 357th 399 10.5%
2008 9.51 370th 407 9.1%
2009 18.74 345th 409 15.6%
2010 28.69 332nd 434 23.5%
2011 35.19 324th 449 27.8%
2012 40.05 292nd 455 35.8%
2013 41.87 290th 455 36.3%
2014 42.07 283rd 455 37.8%
2015 34.16 309th 441 29.9%
2016 19.74 401st 482 16.8%
2017 37.29 315th 487 35.3%
2018 37.56 307th 484 36.6%
2019 35.68 326th 498 34.5%
2021 37.93 298th 501 40.5%
2022 20.58 401st 497 19.3%
2023 17.24 419th 501 16.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.02 53rd 84 36.9%
2019 31.83 54th 87 37.9%
2021 22.80 69th 92 25.0%
2022 11.13 98th 102 3.9%
2023 12.51 97th 110 11.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.02 104th 138 24.6%
2021 32.12 125th 135 7.4%
2022 33.83 148th 154 3.9%
2023 32.60 138th 155 11.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.16 217th 467 53.5%
2019 48.86 227th 484 53.1%
2021 43.13 252nd 489 48.5%
2022 26.09 397th 503 21.1%
2023 20.92 404th 444 9.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.27 249th 438 43.2%
2019 46.08 247th 452 45.4%
2021 44.54 238th 462 48.5%
2022 25.63 383rd 489 21.7%
2023 23.08 395th 481 17.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 26.22 20th 26 23.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.25 288th 463 37.8%
2019 36.82 322nd 478 32.6%
2021 41.53 278th 483 42.4%
2022 20.74 394th 494 20.2%
2023 17.84 414th 489 15.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.86 363rd 417 12.9%
2019 22.01 358th 424 15.6%
2021 26.24 332nd 431 23.0%
2022 18.66 423rd 445 4.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.58 326th 466 30.0%
2019 30.87 332nd 478 30.5%
2021 33.27 314th 485 35.3%
2022 20.49 404th 497 18.7%
2023 16.85 419th 489 14.3%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 43.65 271st 491 44.8%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 35.49 211th 339 37.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.74 100th 119 16.0%
2019 11.97 117th 128 8.6%
2021 24.65 90th 123 26.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.59 89th 172 48.3%
2019 33.66 134th 195 31.3%
2021 63.15 45th 193 76.7%
2022 32.30 147th 212 30.7%
2023 33.33 146th 209 30.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.60 161st 309 47.9%
2019 43.05 171st 322 46.9%
2021 47.47 148th 335 55.8%
2022 28.31 272nd 368 26.1%
2023 22.11 313th 364 14.0%
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Rank History for White students at Matthew J Kuss Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.41 298th 395 24.6%
2019 27.85 306th 396 22.7%
2021 29.15 292nd 401 27.2%
2022 15.26 361st 404 10.6%
2023 10.85 374th 403 7.2%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Matthew J Kuss Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 737 16 11 15 0 n/a n/a 0 779
1989 628 18 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1990 576 19 15 10 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1991 573 21 12 9 0 n/a n/a 0 615
1992 558 17 9 18 0 n/a n/a 0 602
1993 547 24 10 26 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1994 484 30 12 13 1 n/a n/a 0 540
1995 508 24 16 17 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1996 508 24 16 17 0 n/a n/a 0 565
1997 515 23 19 24 0 n/a n/a 0 581
1998 501 25 19 18 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1999 489 36 18 27 1 n/a n/a 0 571
2000 472 41 17 28 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2001 456 34 26 60 4 n/a n/a 0 580
2002 487 55 34 69 2 n/a n/a 0 647
2003 487 55 34 69 2 n/a n/a 0 647
2004 469 61 23 70 3 n/a n/a 0 626
2005 439 71 16 76 2 n/a n/a 0 604
2006 360 63 15 67 0 n/a n/a 5 510
2007 332 60 19 78 0 n/a n/a 6 495
2008 360 67 13 85 0 n/a n/a 5 530
2009 412 65 19 99 1 0 10 0 606
2010 438 38 13 94 2 0 11 0 596
2011 464 44 12 106 5 1 16 0 648
2012 440 46 11 106 5 1 17 0 626
2013 419 48 12 116 4 1 23 0 623
2014 534 49 21 148 3 0 38 0 793
2015 494 38 27 148 2 1 33 0 743
2016 475 38 28 153 2 1 28 0 725
2017 482 50 29 162 2 0 45 0 770
2018 443 67 35 154 1 0 50 0 750
2019 427 70 31 155 0 0 53 0 736
2020 431 58 37 160 0 0 56 0 742
2021 408 51 31 170 0 0 75 0 735
2022 363 59 29 190 0 0 66 0 707
2023 299 66 27 226 1 0 63 0 682

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 Matthew J Kuss Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 779 n/a n/a n/a
1989 661 n/a n/a n/a
1990 620 n/a n/a n/a
1991 615 n/a n/a n/a
1992 602 n/a n/a n/a
1993 607 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 540 n/a n/a n/a
1995 565 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 565 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 581 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 563 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 571 n/a 0.0 0
2000 558 n/a 0.0 54.7
2001 580 n/a 0.0 67.6
2002 647 n/a n/a 72
2003 647 n/a n/a 72
2004 626 43.7 14.3 63.3
2005 604 54.5 11.1 75.2
2006 510 61.0 8.4 83.6
2007 495 52.0 9.5 87.9
2008 530 48.6 10.9 84.6
2009 606 48.5 12.5 84.2
2010 596 45.7 13.0 83.1
2011 648 46.4 13.9 82.3
2012 626 48.4 12.9 79.4
2013 623 49.3 12.6 75.8
2014 793 60.4 13.1 76.9
2015 743 57.0 13.0 78.9
2016 725 54.0 13.4 n/a
2017 770 58.2 13.2 n/a
2018 750 56.0 13.3 n/a
2019 736 56.1 13.1 n/a
2020 742 53.1 13.9 n/a
2021 735 55.8 13.1 n/a
2022 707 51.5 13.7 n/a
2023 682 52.4 13.0 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 Matthew J Kuss Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 779 n/a n/a n/a
1989 661 n/a n/a n/a
1990 620 n/a n/a n/a
1991 615 n/a n/a n/a
1992 602 n/a n/a n/a
1993 607 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 540 n/a n/a n/a
1995 565 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 565 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 581 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 563 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 571 n/a 0.0 0
2000 558 n/a 0.0 54.7
2001 580 n/a 0.0 67.6
2002 647 n/a n/a 72
2003 647 n/a n/a 72
2004 626 43.7 14.3 63.3
2005 604 54.5 11.1 75.2
2006 510 61.0 8.4 83.6
2007 495 52.0 9.5 87.9
2008 530 48.6 10.9 84.6
2009 606 48.5 12.5 84.2
2010 596 45.7 13.0 83.1
2011 648 46.4 13.9 82.3
2012 626 48.4 12.9 79.4
2013 623 49.3 12.6 75.8
2014 793 60.4 13.1 76.9
2015 743 57.0 13.0 78.9
2016 725 54.0 13.4 n/a
2017 770 58.2 13.2 n/a
2018 750 56.0 13.3 n/a
2019 736 56.1 13.1 n/a
2020 742 53.1 13.9 n/a
2021 735 55.8 13.1 n/a
2022 707 51.5 13.7 n/a
2023 682 52.4 13.0 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Matthew J Kuss Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $938 (5.8%) $15,195 (94.2%) $16,133
2020 $968 (5.8%) $15,807 (94.2%) $16,776
2021 $1,368 (8.1%) $15,530 (91.9%) $16,898

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Matthew J Kuss Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 326th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 419th of 501 Middle schools
 18.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Matthew J Kuss Middle)5118.8
 32.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)3918.2
 20.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Matthew J Kuss Middle)4910.1
 38.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fall River)3713
 24%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3223.2
 8.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)2420.4
 3.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3616.4
 19.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fall River)2514
 11%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3724.3
 12.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Fall River)2922.4
 6.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3517.7
 17.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fall River)2713.8
 13.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3315.2
 17.8%
   8th Grade Science (Fall River)2612
 14%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Matthew J Kuss Middle)4022.1
 17.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Fall River)3321.9
 11.1%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Matthew J Kuss Middle)4014.8
 25.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Fall River)3219.5
 12.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Matthew J Kuss Middle)3315.2
 17.8%
   All Grades Science (Fall River)2617.7
 8.3%
   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 Students736682
 7.3%
African American7066
 5.7%
American Indian01
Asian3127
 12.9%
Hispanic155226
 45.8%
Pacific Islander00
White427299
 30%
Two or More Races5363
 18.9%


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Students at Matthew J Kuss Middle are 44% White, 33% Hispanic, 10% African American, 9% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 682 students attended Matthew J Kuss Middle.

Students who attend Matthew J Kuss Middle usually go on to attend B M C Durfee High

Matthew J Kuss Middle ranks in the bottom 16.4% of Massachusetts middle schools.


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