J Henry Higgins Middle

Public 6-8

 85 Perkins Street
       Peabody, MA  01960


(978) 536-4800

District: Peabody

SchoolDigger Rank:
270th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,820 Help

Students who attend J Henry Higgins Middle usually attend:

High:    Peabody Veterans Memorial High

Feeder schools for J Henry Higgins Middle:

Elementary:    Captain Samuel Brown
    Center
    John E Burke
    John E. McCarthy
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.6
Number of students:  1,443

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.3%
Hispanic:
17.0%
African American:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.9%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details J Henry Higgins Middle ranks worse than 53.9% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (74.3%), Hispanic (17%), African American (4.4%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J Henry Higgins Middle is 19.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J Henry Higgins Middle is $13,820.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

J Henry Higgins Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks J Henry Higgins Middle 270th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See J Henry Higgins Middle in the ranking list.)

Peabody:

SchoolDigger ranks Peabody 244th of 325 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J Henry Higgins Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 49.65 183rd 339 46.0%
2004 57.61 153rd 344 55.5%
2005 54.70 173rd 356 51.4%
2006 52.78 203rd 399 49.1%
2007 49.29 233rd 399 41.6%
2008 51.70 217th 407 46.7%
2009 51.25 221st 409 46.0%
2010 54.61 206th 434 52.5%
2011 52.55 233rd 449 48.1%
2012 45.27 276th 455 39.3%
2013 42.30 288th 455 36.7%
2014 37.79 303rd 455 33.4%
2015 41.72 268th 441 39.2%
2016 30.95 349th 482 27.6%
2017 45.47 265th 487 45.6%
2018 46.48 264th 484 45.5%
2019 45.34 280th 498 43.8%
2021 43.67 270th 501 46.1%

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 J Henry Higgins Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1213 9 24 37 0 n/a n/a 0 1283
1989 1218 6 17 43 0 n/a n/a 0 1284
1990 1231 5 20 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1280
1991 1117 4 21 108 0 n/a n/a 0 1250
1992 1221 8 30 46 0 n/a n/a 0 1305
1993 1260 21 19 62 5 n/a n/a 0 1367
1994 1264 14 16 63 33 n/a n/a 0 1390
1995 1270 16 25 85 3 n/a n/a 0 1399
1996 1270 16 25 85 3 n/a n/a 0 1399
1997 1328 15 23 71 2 n/a n/a 0 1439
1998 1396 10 20 63 2 n/a n/a 0 1491
1999 1381 15 29 67 7 n/a n/a 0 1499
2000 1362 24 35 94 3 n/a n/a 0 1518
2001 1418 24 25 111 2 n/a n/a 0 1580
2002 1426 17 24 118 3 n/a n/a 0 1588
2003 1426 17 24 118 3 n/a n/a 0 1588
2004 1349 25 24 123 3 n/a n/a 0 1524
2005 1384 30 25 146 0 n/a n/a 0 1585
2006 1246 24 18 184 2 n/a n/a 55 1529
2007 1280 20 23 168 5 n/a n/a 28 1524
2008 1259 26 27 146 9 n/a n/a 19 1486
2009 1225 27 31 164 8 0 30 0 1485
2010 1195 32 23 171 7 0 31 0 1459
2011 1152 41 20 152 3 0 29 0 1397
2012 1100 51 23 160 2 0 24 0 1360
2013 1057 47 26 159 0 0 39 0 1328
2014 993 40 22 176 0 0 41 0 1272
2015 1032 25 22 156 0 0 33 0 1268
2016 1025 34 22 174 0 0 28 0 1283
2017 1056 45 21 187 0 0 30 0 1339
2018 1056 53 24 210 0 0 23 0 1366
2019 1115 58 23 217 0 0 26 0 1439
2020 1121 53 26 232 0 1 30 0 1463
2021 1072 64 24 245 2 1 35 0 1443

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 J Henry Higgins Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1283 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1284 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1280 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1250 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1305 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1367 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1390 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1399 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1399 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1439 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1491 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1499 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1518 n/a 0.0 12.6
2001 1580 n/a 0.0 13.1
2002 1588 n/a n/a 14.9
2003 1588 n/a n/a 14.9
2004 1524 99.6 15.3 17.3
2005 1585 98.0 16.2 20.1
2006 1529 100.1 15.3 16.3
2007 1524 99.0 15.4 18.9
2008 1486 98.0 15.2 22.3
2009 1485 97.4 15.2 24.2
2010 1459 97.0 15.0 26.7
2011 1397 91.2 15.3 29.8
2012 1360 95.0 14.3 31.8
2013 1328 95.2 13.9 32.4
2014 1272 93.2 13.6 33.7
2015 1268 93.0 13.6 34.9
2016 1283 94.0 13.6 n/a
2017 1339 93.9 14.2 n/a
2018 1366 93.9 14.5 n/a
2019 1439 98.3 14.6 n/a
2020 1463 102.1 14.3 n/a
2021 1443 73.3 19.6 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 J Henry Higgins Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1283 n/a n/a n/a
1989 1284 n/a n/a n/a
1990 1280 n/a n/a n/a
1991 1250 n/a n/a n/a
1992 1305 n/a n/a n/a
1993 1367 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 1390 n/a n/a n/a
1995 1399 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 1399 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 1439 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 1491 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 1499 n/a 0.0 0
2000 1518 n/a 0.0 12.6
2001 1580 n/a 0.0 13.1
2002 1588 n/a n/a 14.9
2003 1588 n/a n/a 14.9
2004 1524 99.6 15.3 17.3
2005 1585 98.0 16.2 20.1
2006 1529 100.1 15.3 16.3
2007 1524 99.0 15.4 18.9
2008 1486 98.0 15.2 22.3
2009 1485 97.4 15.2 24.2
2010 1459 97.0 15.0 26.7
2011 1397 91.2 15.3 29.8
2012 1360 95.0 14.3 31.8
2013 1328 95.2 13.9 32.4
2014 1272 93.2 13.6 33.7
2015 1268 93.0 13.6 34.9
2016 1283 94.0 13.6 n/a
2017 1339 93.9 14.2 n/a
2018 1366 93.9 14.5 n/a
2019 1439 98.3 14.6 n/a
2020 1463 102.1 14.3 n/a
2021 1443 73.3 19.6 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 J Henry Higgins Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $432 (3.0%) $13,826 (97.0%) $14,258
2020 $407 (2.9%) $13,412 (97.0%) $13,820

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J Henry Higgins Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 280th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 270th of 501 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (J Henry Higgins Middle)4543.7
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Peabody)4442.8
 1.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5446.8
 7.2%
6th Grade Mathematics (J Henry Higgins Middle)4327.8
 15.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Peabody)4327.1
 15.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5133.5
 17.5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (J Henry Higgins Middle)3836
 2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Peabody)3834.8
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4842.9
 5.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (J Henry Higgins Middle)3929.9
 9.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Peabody)3928.8
 10.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4834.7
 13.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (J Henry Higgins Middle)4928.1
 20.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Peabody)4827.7
 20.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5140.6
 10.4%
8th Grade Mathematics (J Henry Higgins Middle)4725.4
 21.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Peabody)4625.3
 20.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4732.1
 14.9%
8th Grade Science (J Henry Higgins Middle)5142.3
 8.7%
   8th Grade Science (Peabody)5041.9
 8.1%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.4
 4.6%
All Grades English Language Arts (J Henry Higgins Middle)4436
 8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Peabody)4437.1
 6.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5246
 6%
All Grades Mathematics (J Henry Higgins Middle)4327.8
 15.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Peabody)4126.8
 14.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4933.4
 15.6%
All Grades Science (J Henry Higgins Middle)5142.3
 8.7%
   All Grades Science (Peabody)4536.6
 8.4%
   All Grades Science (Massachusetts)4741.8
 5.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14391443
 0.3%
African American5864
 10.3%
American Indian02
Asian2324
 4.3%
Hispanic217245
 12.9%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races2635
 34.6%




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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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