Bigelow Middle

Public 6-8

 42 Vernon St
       Newton, MA  02458


(617) 559-6800

District: Newton

SchoolDigger Rank:
57th of 497 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,272 Help

Students who attend Bigelow Middle usually attend:

High:    Newton North High

Feeder schools for Bigelow Middle:

Elementary:    John Ward
    Lincoln-Eliot
    Underwood

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4
Number of students:  465

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.5%
Asian:
16.6%
Hispanic:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.9%

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Compare Details Bigelow Middle ranks better than 88.5% of middle schools in Massachusetts. It also ranks last among 4 ranked middle schools in the Newton School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Bigelow Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Newton School District. Racial makeup is: White (61.5%), Asian (16.6%), Hispanic (10.1%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bigelow Middle is 9.4, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Newton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bigelow Middle is $23,272, which is the 2nd highest among 4 middle schools in the Newton School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Bigelow Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Bigelow Middle 57th of 497 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Bigelow Middle in the ranking list.)

Newton:

SchoolDigger ranks Newton 40th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bigelow Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.51 36th 339 89.4%
2004 88.98 33rd 344 90.4%
2005 84.82 57th 356 84.0%
2006 83.76 65th 399 83.7%
2007 82.28 67th 399 83.2%
2008 85.53 47th 407 88.5%
2009 82.85 60th 409 85.3%
2010 87.77 34th 434 92.2%
2011 84.97 51st 449 88.6%
2012 87.46 32nd 455 93.0%
2013 83.01 67th 455 85.3%
2014 85.98 45th 455 90.1%
2015 91.95 9th 441 98.0%
2016 89.79 22nd 482 95.4%
2017 85.50 57th 487 88.3%
2018 80.31 86th 484 82.2%
2019 87.57 53rd 498 89.4%
2021 89.10 48th 501 90.4%
2022 88.63 57th 497 88.5%

Data source: test scores: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Bigelow Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 440 48 34 12 0 n/a n/a 0 534
1995 478 63 37 10 2 n/a n/a 0 590
1996 478 63 37 10 2 n/a n/a 0 590
1997 496 43 59 12 2 n/a n/a 0 612
1998 412 37 63 9 1 n/a n/a 0 522
1999 373 30 54 17 0 n/a n/a 0 474
2000 350 20 61 15 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2001 357 29 61 18 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2002 401 34 55 22 1 n/a n/a 0 513
2003 401 34 55 22 1 n/a n/a 0 513
2004 416 26 55 22 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2005 399 32 55 22 3 n/a n/a 0 511
2006 336 32 43 61 0 n/a n/a 26 498
2007 334 46 42 41 0 n/a n/a 32 495
2008 346 38 20 32 2 n/a n/a 48 486
2009 363 31 32 24 3 0 50 0 503
2010 368 34 43 32 2 0 47 0 526
2011 349 40 54 40 1 0 39 0 523
2012 343 37 71 42 0 0 40 0 533
2013 344 34 80 43 0 0 30 0 531
2014 336 41 89 37 0 1 21 0 525
2015 313 46 74 44 1 0 25 0 503
2016 320 41 77 36 3 1 30 0 508
2017 325 31 79 51 4 1 34 0 525
2018 330 29 79 48 2 0 33 0 521
2019 306 25 74 60 1 0 35 0 501
2020 310 24 79 46 1 0 32 2 494
2021 312 30 76 55 0 0 33 0 506
2022 286 23 77 47 0 0 31 1 465

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 Bigelow Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 612 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 522 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 474 n/a 0.0 0
2000 446 n/a 0.0 14.3
2001 465 n/a 0.0 14.2
2002 513 n/a n/a 11.3
2003 513 n/a n/a 11.3
2004 519 47.4 10.9 14.3
2005 511 48.6 10.5 11.9
2006 498 45.4 11.0 14.2
2007 495 45.0 11.0 13.4
2008 486 42.2 11.5 16.2
2009 503 42.8 11.8 9.9
2010 526 43.7 12.0 15.6
2011 523 45.4 11.5 15.5
2012 533 44.1 12.0 15.4
2013 531 47.4 11.1 16.4
2014 525 49.2 10.6 16.4
2015 503 52.0 9.6 16.9
2016 508 52.0 9.7 n/a
2017 525 50.2 10.4 n/a
2018 521 52.0 10.0 n/a
2019 501 48.7 10.2 n/a
2020 494 50.4 9.7 n/a
2021 506 49.1 10.3 n/a
2022 465 49.3 9.4 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Bigelow Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 534 n/a n/a n/a
1995 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 590 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 612 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 522 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 474 n/a 0.0 0
2000 446 n/a 0.0 14.3
2001 465 n/a 0.0 14.2
2002 513 n/a n/a 11.3
2003 513 n/a n/a 11.3
2004 519 47.4 10.9 14.3
2005 511 48.6 10.5 11.9
2006 498 45.4 11.0 14.2
2007 495 45.0 11.0 13.4
2008 486 42.2 11.5 16.2
2009 503 42.8 11.8 9.9
2010 526 43.7 12.0 15.6
2011 523 45.4 11.5 15.5
2012 533 44.1 12.0 15.4
2013 531 47.4 11.1 16.4
2014 525 49.2 10.6 16.4
2015 503 52.0 9.6 16.9
2016 508 52.0 9.7 n/a
2017 525 50.2 10.4 n/a
2018 521 52.0 10.0 n/a
2019 501 48.7 10.2 n/a
2020 494 50.4 9.7 n/a
2021 506 49.1 10.3 n/a
2022 465 49.3 9.4 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 Bigelow Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $544 (2.6%) $20,763 (97.4%) $21,307
2020 $524 (2.5%) $20,758 (97.5%) $21,283
2021 $1,442 (6.2%) $21,830 (93.8%) $23,272

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 53rd of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 57th of 497 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bigelow Middle)7363.3
 9.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7365.1
 7.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5441.5
 12.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Bigelow Middle)8073
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Newton)7771.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Bigelow Middle)6962.8
 6.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)6964.4
 4.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4841.1
 6.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Bigelow Middle)6357.8
 5.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Newton)7369.9
 3.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4837.2
 10.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Bigelow Middle)7065.8
 4.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Newton)7672.3
 3.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Bigelow Middle)7356.2
 16.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Newton)7973
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4736.3
 10.7%
8th Grade Science (Bigelow Middle)7260.3
 11.7%
   8th Grade Science (Newton)6968.9
 0.1%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.9
 4.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Bigelow Middle)7064
 6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Newton)7365.1
 7.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Bigelow Middle)7261.9
 10.1%
   All Grades Mathematics (Newton)7367.7
 5.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Bigelow Middle)7260.3
 11.7%
   All Grades Science (Newton)6666.3
 0.3%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4742.3
 4.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students501506
 1%
African American2530
 20%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian7476
 2.7%
Hispanic6055
 8.3%
Pacific Islander00
White306312
 2%
Two or More Races3533
 5.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about Bigelow Middle

Students at Bigelow Middle are 62% White, 17% Asian, 10% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American.

In the 2021-22 school year, 465 students attended Bigelow Middle.

Students who attend Bigelow Middle usually go on to attend Newton North High

Bigelow Middle ranks 57th of 497 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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