Rupert A Nock Middle

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Rupert A Nock Middle is a public middle school located in Newburyport, Massachusetts, serving 481 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Newburyport School District, which is ranked 87 out of 356 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Rupert A Nock Middle consistently performs at a high level, ranking in the top 25% of Massachusetts middle schools over the past 10 years. The school's proficiency rates on MCAS Next Generation assessments exceed the state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's ELA proficiency rate was 56%, compared to the state average of 42.29%, and its Mathematics proficiency rate was 49.47%, compared to the state average of 40.6%. The school's performance is particularly strong in 6th and 7th grade ELA, where proficiency rates were 57.69% and 58.55%, respectively, compared to the state averages of 42.31% and 40.47%.

While Rupert A Nock Middle has a predominantly white student population, with 89.4% of students identifying as white, the school performs well across various student subgroups, ranking in the top 25% of Massachusetts middle schools for female students, male students, and white students. The school's performance for special education students is especially noteworthy, ranking in the top 11% of Massachusetts middle schools in 2022-2023. However, the school's performance for low socioeconomic status (SES) students is relatively lower, ranking in the bottom 50% of Massachusetts middle schools in this category. With a high per-student spending of $18,226 and a favorable student-teacher ratio of 9.5, Rupert A Nock Middle appears to be well-resourced, which may contribute to its academic success.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 70 Low Street
       Newburyport, MA  01950


(978) 465-4447

District: Newburyport

SchoolDigger Rank:
110th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,226 Help


Students who attend Rupert A Nock Middle usually attend:

High:    Newburyport High

Feeder schools for Rupert A Nock Middle:

Elementary:    Edward G. Molin Elementary School
    Francis T Bresnahan Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  9.5 Help
Number of students:  481

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.4%
Hispanic:
6.0%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rupert A Nock Middle is $18,226.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rupert A Nock Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Rupert A Nock Middle 110th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Rupert A Nock Middle in the ranking list.)

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Newburyport:

SchoolDigger ranks Newburyport 87th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rupert A Nock Middle

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Rank History for all students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.04 95th 339 72.0%
2004 62.19 140th 344 59.3%
2005 65.43 122nd 356 65.7%
2006 55.52 185th 399 53.6%
2007 65.83 141st 399 64.7%
2008 71.12 117th 407 71.3%
2009 75.27 104th 409 74.6%
2010 78.40 90th 434 79.3%
2011 74.05 116th 449 74.2%
2012 71.88 129th 455 71.6%
2013 82.89 69th 455 84.8%
2014 81.21 78th 455 82.9%
2015 79.38 85th 441 80.7%
2016 79.50 84th 482 82.6%
2017 78.00 103rd 487 78.9%
2018 70.07 138th 484 71.5%
2019 66.70 157th 498 68.5%
2021 75.35 110th 501 78.0%
2022 62.59 167th 497 66.4%
2023 76.30 110th 501 78.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.27 326th 467 30.2%
2019 30.54 366th 484 24.4%
2021 44.20 244th 489 50.1%
2022 27.55 386th 503 23.3%
2023 81.15 51st 444 88.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.37 258th 438 41.1%
2019 26.77 362nd 452 19.9%
2021 57.64 161st 462 65.2%
2022 36.24 318th 489 35.0%
2023 44.09 252nd 481 47.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.07 141st 463 69.5%
2019 60.83 186th 478 61.1%
2021 73.65 110th 483 77.2%
2022 60.97 170th 494 65.6%
2023 69.69 131st 489 73.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.05 133rd 417 68.1%
2019 60.21 117th 424 72.4%
2021 65.29 88th 431 79.6%
2022 46.78 175th 445 60.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.94 127th 466 72.7%
2019 69.28 149th 478 68.8%
2021 74.48 102nd 485 79.0%
2022 62.36 163rd 497 67.2%
2023 79.59 87th 489 82.2%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.78 105th 491 78.6%
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Rank History for Tested Remotely students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 72.76 76th 339 77.6%
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Rank History for White students at Rupert A Nock Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.62 148th 395 62.5%
2019 56.16 162nd 396 59.1%
2021 64.33 115th 401 71.3%
2022 48.68 193rd 404 52.2%
2023 66.80 116th 403 71.2%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Rupert A Nock Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 666 5 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 677
1989 634 2 5 3 1 n/a n/a 0 645
1990 655 3 5 1 4 n/a n/a 0 668
1991 644 2 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 656
1992 672 4 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 681
1993 662 2 3 9 2 n/a n/a 0 678
1994 714 5 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 729
1995 776 7 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 791
1996 776 7 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 791
1997 776 1 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 784
1998 775 8 4 3 1 n/a n/a 0 791
1999 777 9 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 800
2000 780 8 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 803
2001 753 8 7 13 7 n/a n/a 0 788
2002 702 5 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 717
2003 702 5 4 5 1 n/a n/a 0 717
2004 712 8 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 732
2005 679 8 7 6 0 n/a n/a 0 700
2006 685 7 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 702
2007 655 6 9 17 0 n/a n/a 1 688
2008 481 4 6 11 0 n/a n/a 1 503
2009 466 2 6 9 0 0 2 0 485
2010 447 3 8 10 1 0 2 0 471
2011 455 3 8 11 0 0 14 0 491
2012 491 6 6 13 1 0 13 0 530
2013 519 6 6 12 0 0 9 0 552
2014 502 6 7 15 0 0 9 0 539
2015 512 4 11 15 0 0 11 0 553
2016 479 3 9 8 0 0 11 0 510
2017 513 2 8 8 0 0 11 0 542
2018 520 4 9 16 0 0 10 0 559
2019 496 6 11 20 0 0 14 0 547
2020 488 9 15 13 0 0 13 0 538
2021 451 8 11 15 0 0 12 0 497
2022 448 6 4 19 0 0 3 0 480
2023 430 4 11 29 0 0 6 1 481

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 Rupert A Nock Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 677 n/a n/a n/a
1989 645 n/a n/a n/a
1990 668 n/a n/a n/a
1991 656 n/a n/a n/a
1992 681 n/a n/a n/a
1993 678 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 729 n/a n/a n/a
1995 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 784 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 800 n/a 0.0 0
2000 803 n/a 0.0 8.6
2001 788 n/a 0.0 0
2002 717 n/a n/a 7.7
2003 717 n/a n/a 7.7
2004 732 59.2 12.4 6.8
2005 700 60.9 11.5 6.6
2006 702 44.9 15.6 10.3
2007 688 55.0 12.5 8.3
2008 503 35.4 14.2 8.6
2009 485 35.8 13.5 8.5
2010 471 36.9 12.7 8.7
2011 491 35.1 13.9 11.4
2012 530 36.3 14.5 11.7
2013 552 36.7 15.0 10.5
2014 539 39.2 13.7 9.1
2015 553 42.0 13.1 9
2016 510 42.0 12.1 n/a
2017 542 41.6 13.0 n/a
2018 559 42.6 13.1 n/a
2019 547 43.0 12.7 n/a
2020 538 46.5 11.5 n/a
2021 497 43.2 11.4 n/a
2022 480 50.9 9.4 n/a
2023 481 50.6 9.5 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 Rupert A Nock Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 677 n/a n/a n/a
1989 645 n/a n/a n/a
1990 668 n/a n/a n/a
1991 656 n/a n/a n/a
1992 681 n/a n/a n/a
1993 678 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 729 n/a n/a n/a
1995 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 784 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 791 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 800 n/a 0.0 0
2000 803 n/a 0.0 8.6
2001 788 n/a 0.0 0
2002 717 n/a n/a 7.7
2003 717 n/a n/a 7.7
2004 732 59.2 12.4 6.8
2005 700 60.9 11.5 6.6
2006 702 44.9 15.6 10.3
2007 688 55.0 12.5 8.3
2008 503 35.4 14.2 8.6
2009 485 35.8 13.5 8.5
2010 471 36.9 12.7 8.7
2011 491 35.1 13.9 11.4
2012 530 36.3 14.5 11.7
2013 552 36.7 15.0 10.5
2014 539 39.2 13.7 9.1
2015 553 42.0 13.1 9
2016 510 42.0 12.1 n/a
2017 542 41.6 13.0 n/a
2018 559 42.6 13.1 n/a
2019 547 43.0 12.7 n/a
2020 538 46.5 11.5 n/a
2021 497 43.2 11.4 n/a
2022 480 50.9 9.4 n/a
2023 481 50.6 9.5 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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Rupert A Nock Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $44 (0.3%) $15,883 (99.7%) $15,927
2020 $27 (0.2%) $16,174 (99.8%) $16,201
2021 $449 (2.5%) $17,777 (97.5%) $18,226

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rupert A Nock Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 157th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 110th of 501 Middle schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Rupert A Nock Middle)5457.7
 3.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Newburyport)5357.5
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Rupert A Nock Middle)4659.1
 13.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Newburyport)4558.9
 13.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Rupert A Nock Middle)5258.6
 6.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Newburyport)5156.6
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Rupert A Nock Middle)5455.9
 1.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Newburyport)5454.1
 0.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Rupert A Nock Middle)6752.1
 14.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Newburyport)6651.2
 14.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Rupert A Nock Middle)5934.7
 24.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Newburyport)5834.1
 23.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Rupert A Nock Middle)6256.9
 5.1%
   8th Grade Science (Newburyport)6156.5
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Rupert A Nock Middle)5856
 2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Newburyport)5956.1
 2.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Rupert A Nock Middle)5449.5
 4.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Newburyport)5347.3
 5.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Rupert A Nock Middle)6256.9
 5.1%
   All Grades Science (Newburyport)5749.8
 7.2%
   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 Students547481
 12.1%
African American64
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian1111
Hispanic2029
 45%
Pacific Islander00
White496430
 13.3%
Two or More Races146
 57.1%


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Rupert A Nock Middle ranks 110th of 501 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Rupert A Nock Middle are 89% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 481 students attended Rupert A Nock Middle.

Students who attend Rupert A Nock Middle usually go on to attend Newburyport High


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