Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Public 6-8

 98 Academy Street
       Fitchburg, MA  01420


(978) 343-2146

District: Fitchburg

SchoolDigger Rank:
420th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,802 Help


Students who attend Arthur M Longsjo Middle School usually attend:

High:    Fitchburg High
    Goodrich Academy

Feeder schools for Arthur M Longsjo Middle School:

Elementary:    Crocker Elementary
    McKay Elementary School
    Reingold Elementary
    South Street Early Learning Center

Student/teacher ratio:  9.9 Help
Number of students:  588

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.5%
White:
20.4%
Two or more races:
6.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Arthur M Longsjo Middle School ranks worse than 83.8% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.5%), White (20.4%), two or more races (6.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School is $15,802.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arthur M Longsjo Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Arthur M Longsjo Middle School 420th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Arthur M Longsjo Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Fitchburg:

SchoolDigger ranks Fitchburg 307th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 12.96 395th 449 12.0%
2012 12.45 406th 455 10.8%
2013 16.28 388th 455 14.7%
2014 18.76 377th 455 17.1%
2015 19.07 366th 441 17.0%
2016 24.29 385th 482 20.1%
2017 20.90 387th 487 20.5%
2018 20.23 391st 484 19.2%
2019 25.12 377th 498 24.3%
2021 16.38 420th 501 16.2%
2022 17.69 417th 497 16.1%
2023 17.22 420th 501 16.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 21.77 72nd 92 21.7%
2022 22.11 81st 102 20.6%
2023 14.37 94th 110 14.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.81 130th 135 3.7%
2022 33.74 150th 154 2.6%
2023 32.48 148th 155 4.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.83 341st 467 27.0%
2019 37.19 314th 484 35.1%
2021 21.63 423rd 489 13.5%
2022 25.50 402nd 503 20.1%
2023 25.08 351st 444 20.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.81 354th 438 19.2%
2019 34.75 314th 452 30.5%
2021 22.42 395th 462 14.5%
2022 25.98 381st 489 22.1%
2023 24.73 390th 481 18.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.23 383rd 463 17.3%
2019 26.49 366th 478 23.4%
2021 17.31 403rd 483 16.6%
2022 17.06 414th 494 16.2%
2023 19.17 401st 489 18.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.47 224th 417 46.3%
2019 22.28 352nd 424 17.0%
2021 24.32 357th 431 17.2%
2022 23.53 372nd 445 16.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.83 367th 466 21.2%
2019 25.19 369th 478 22.8%
2021 16.14 418th 485 13.8%
2022 19.05 411th 497 17.3%
2023 15.92 422nd 489 13.7%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.20 414th 491 15.7%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.99 262nd 339 22.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 4.96 129th 134 3.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.22 83rd 172 51.7%
2019 61.88 61st 195 68.7%
2022 67.12 48th 212 77.4%
2023 40.01 122nd 209 41.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.02 233rd 309 24.6%
2019 38.50 200th 322 37.9%
2021 29.61 243rd 335 27.5%
2022 27.89 275th 368 25.3%
2023 26.70 280th 364 23.1%
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Rank History for White students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.50 323rd 395 18.2%
2019 27.06 309th 396 22.0%
2021 12.72 366th 401 8.7%
2022 13.86 366th 404 9.4%
2023 21.42 323rd 403 19.9%
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Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Open Quote We have lived in Fitchburg since just before our daughter was born. She attended McKay from KG to 4th grade. And when she was going into middle school we wanted to make sure that she was able to get all she could from the teachers and school. So we choose to send her to Longsjo Middle School. Which is an ELT school(Extended Learning Time) The longer day has provided her more options for learning and a better overall experience. She is in the AALI group and is excelling in all her classes. The teachers take an interest in each kid individually through every grade and class. Communication between the teachers and administration can not be beat. I have a sibling that has her children in a much tonier town's school system and she does nothing but complain about the lack of communication with the school, and the teachers. Over all the entire FPS system has been wonderful Close Quote



Enrollment information for Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 214 46 40 303 1 0 23 0 627
2011 179 40 40 268 0 0 26 0 553
2012 186 31 30 295 0 0 32 0 574
2013 166 27 27 250 0 0 36 0 506
2014 162 25 29 229 0 0 29 0 474
2015 152 29 23 217 0 0 46 0 467
2016 166 27 26 257 0 0 43 0 519
2017 170 33 26 287 1 0 42 0 559
2018 164 36 25 322 0 1 42 0 590
2019 168 52 27 351 0 1 48 0 647
2020 154 43 25 386 0 1 48 0 657
2021 145 47 21 402 1 1 47 0 664
2022 140 41 25 387 1 0 52 2 648
2023 120 39 31 356 2 0 40 0 588

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 Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 627 47.5 13.2 79.4
2011 553 40.8 13.5 78.8
2012 574 44.5 12.8 81.9
2013 506 46.2 10.9 86.6
2014 474 44.1 10.7 84.8
2015 467 43.0 10.8 100
2016 519 45.0 11.5 n/a
2017 559 47.0 11.8 n/a
2018 590 46.5 12.6 n/a
2019 647 49.3 13.1 n/a
2020 657 55.1 11.9 n/a
2021 664 53.1 12.4 n/a
2022 648 48.9 13.2 n/a
2023 588 59.0 9.9 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 Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 627 47.5 13.2 79.4
2011 553 40.8 13.5 78.8
2012 574 44.5 12.8 81.9
2013 506 46.2 10.9 86.6
2014 474 44.1 10.7 84.8
2015 467 43.0 10.8 100
2016 519 45.0 11.5 n/a
2017 559 47.0 11.8 n/a
2018 590 46.5 12.6 n/a
2019 647 49.3 13.1 n/a
2020 657 55.1 11.9 n/a
2021 664 53.1 12.4 n/a
2022 648 48.9 13.2 n/a
2023 588 59.0 9.9 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 Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $924 (5.9%) $14,608 (94.1%) $15,532
2020 $945 (5.8%) $15,376 (94.2%) $16,321
2021 $1,293 (8.2%) $14,509 (91.8%) $15,802

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arthur M Longsjo Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 377th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 420th of 501 Middle schools
 8.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)3214.5
 17.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3021.3
 8.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5240.6
 11.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)224.8
 17.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)188.2
 9.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4936.2
 12.8%
5th Grade Science (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)2620.5
 5.5%
   5th Grade Science (Fitchburg)2719.5
 7.5%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4842.8
 5.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)4118.8
 22.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)4127.1
 13.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)1620
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)3022.1
 7.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)2718.4
 8.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)2527.5
 2.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)218.6
 12.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)2314.8
 8.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)5124.9
 26.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3534.6
 0.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)3118
 13%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fitchburg)2325.2
 2.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)3218.7
 13.3%
   8th Grade Science (Fitchburg)2724.9
 2.1%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)3820.6
 17.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Fitchburg)3729.5
 7.5%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)2316
 7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Fitchburg)2924.5
 4.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Arthur M Longsjo Middle School)3018.7
 11.3%
   All Grades Science (Fitchburg)2823.8
 4.2%
   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 Students647588
 9.1%
African American5239
 25%
American Indian02
Asian2731
 14.8%
Hispanic351356
 1.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White168120
 28.6%
Two or More Races4840
 16.7%


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Students who attend Arthur M Longsjo Middle School usually go on to attend Fitchburg High

Students at Arthur M Longsjo Middle School are 61% Hispanic, 20% White, 7% Two or more races, 7% African American, 5% Asian.

Arthur M Longsjo Middle School ranks in the bottom 16.2% of Massachusetts middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 588 students attended Arthur M Longsjo Middle School.


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