Pembroke Community Middle School

Summary:

Pembroke Community Middle School is a public middle school serving 405 students in grades 7-8 in Pembroke, Massachusetts, which is part of the Silver Lake school district, ranked 100 out of 356 districts in the state with a 4-star rating.

Pembroke Community Middle School stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently exceeding state averages in MCAS Next Generation assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. In 2022-2023, the school had 47.21% of students proficient or better in ELA, 60.15% in Math, and 41.38% in Science, all surpassing the state averages. The school also ranks highly for its performance with specific student subgroups, such as low socioeconomic status students, male students, and female students. Compared to nearby middle schools like Bridgewater Middle, Abington Middle, and Hanover Middle, Pembroke Community Middle School stands out for its exceptional academic outcomes and support for diverse learners.

One notable aspect of Pembroke Community Middle School is its significantly higher percentage of white students (94.07%) compared to the more diverse student populations in the surrounding Silver Lake district and nearby schools. This racial homogeneity may warrant further investigation to ensure equitable access and representation. However, the school's continuous improvement in statewide rankings, moving from 164th out of 498 Massachusetts middle schools in 2018-2019 to 129th out of 501 in 2022-2023, demonstrates a commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 559 School Street
       Pembroke, MA  02359


(781) 293-8627

District: Pembroke

SchoolDigger Rank:
129th of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,695 Help


Students who attend Pembroke Community Middle School usually attend:

High:    Pembroke High School

Feeder schools for Pembroke Community Middle School:

Elementary:    Bryantville Elementary
    Hobomock Elementary
    North Pembroke Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  405

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.1%
Two or more races:
4.0%
Hispanic:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.9% Help


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Compare Details Pembroke Community Middle School ranks better than 74.3% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (94.1%), two or more races (4%), Hispanic (1.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pembroke Community Middle School is 13.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pembroke Community Middle School is $15,695.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pembroke Community Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Pembroke Community Middle School 129th of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Pembroke Community Middle School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Pembroke:

SchoolDigger ranks Pembroke 100th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pembroke Community Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.44 195th 399 51.1%
2007 54.68 202nd 399 49.4%
2008 63.20 153rd 407 62.4%
2009 63.36 159th 409 61.1%
2010 71.01 129th 434 70.3%
2011 76.56 102nd 449 77.3%
2012 69.69 144th 455 68.4%
2013 68.93 149th 455 67.3%
2014 69.68 149th 455 67.3%
2015 65.69 153rd 441 65.3%
2016 59.17 197th 482 59.1%
2017 61.18 182nd 487 62.6%
2018 59.07 187th 484 61.4%
2019 65.15 164th 498 67.1%
2021 71.33 130th 501 74.1%
2022 70.91 132nd 497 73.4%
2023 72.00 129th 501 74.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.45 325th 467 30.4%
2019 46.16 250th 484 48.3%
2021 63.73 120th 489 75.5%
2022 66.19 116th 503 76.9%
2023 46.94 180th 444 59.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.92 200th 438 54.3%
2019 73.46 76th 452 83.2%
2021 77.15 59th 462 87.2%
2022 83.02 48th 489 90.2%
2023 71.34 99th 481 79.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.50 192nd 463 58.5%
2019 61.89 180th 478 62.3%
2021 74.41 105th 483 78.3%
2022 74.99 105th 494 78.7%
2023 67.67 138th 489 71.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.20 342nd 417 18.0%
2019 31.55 274th 424 35.4%
2021 47.78 172nd 431 60.1%
2022 37.73 234th 445 47.4%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 40.64 4th 6 33.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.85 185th 466 60.3%
2019 65.91 161st 478 66.3%
2021 66.28 148th 485 69.5%
2022 65.35 147th 497 70.4%
2023 73.92 115th 489 76.5%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 72.37 125th 491 74.5%
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Rank History for White students at Pembroke Community Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.95 231st 395 41.5%
2019 50.02 189th 396 52.3%
2021 58.07 144th 401 64.1%
2022 58.52 145th 404 64.1%
2023 57.94 153rd 403 62.0%
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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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Data source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Pembroke Community Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 485 1 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2006 518 3 4 0 0 n/a n/a 1 526
2007 491 4 2 3 0 n/a n/a 7 507
2008 466 3 2 4 0 n/a n/a 8 483
2009 508 1 3 8 0 5 1 0 526
2010 550 3 4 4 0 4 0 0 565
2011 531 8 1 2 0 3 0 0 545
2012 520 6 0 5 0 2 0 0 533
2013 573 5 3 4 0 5 0 0 590
2014 569 8 5 3 0 2 2 0 589
2015 505 7 5 2 1 1 3 0 524
2016 472 4 7 3 1 1 5 0 493
2017 483 4 6 6 0 0 5 0 504
2018 479 3 7 4 0 0 3 0 496
2019 450 4 5 1 0 1 1 0 462
2020 440 1 4 5 0 1 3 0 454
2021 415 1 3 6 0 0 6 0 431
2022 391 1 2 3 0 0 15 0 412
2023 381 1 2 5 0 0 16 0 405

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

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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 Pembroke Community Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 497 36.4 13.7 0
2006 526 38.4 13.7 10.1
2007 507 39.0 13.0 11.4
2008 483 37.0 13.1 13.5
2009 526 34.6 15.2 14.4
2010 565 39.1 14.4 17.5
2011 545 38.7 14.0 17.1
2012 533 37.0 14.4 17.6
2013 590 37.0 15.9 15.6
2014 589 38.2 15.3 14.1
2015 524 33.0 15.8 18.9
2016 493 30.0 16.4 n/a
2017 504 33.5 15.0 n/a
2018 496 31.0 15.9 n/a
2019 462 33.2 13.9 n/a
2020 454 32.1 14.1 n/a
2021 431 29.7 14.5 n/a
2022 412 28.9 14.2 n/a
2023 405 30.1 13.4 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 Pembroke Community Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 497 36.4 13.7 0
2006 526 38.4 13.7 10.1
2007 507 39.0 13.0 11.4
2008 483 37.0 13.1 13.5
2009 526 34.6 15.2 14.4
2010 565 39.1 14.4 17.5
2011 545 38.7 14.0 17.1
2012 533 37.0 14.4 17.6
2013 590 37.0 15.9 15.6
2014 589 38.2 15.3 14.1
2015 524 33.0 15.8 18.9
2016 493 30.0 16.4 n/a
2017 504 33.5 15.0 n/a
2018 496 31.0 15.9 n/a
2019 462 33.2 13.9 n/a
2020 454 32.1 14.1 n/a
2021 431 29.7 14.5 n/a
2022 412 28.9 14.2 n/a
2023 405 30.1 13.4 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pembroke Community Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $631 (4.4%) $13,615 (95.6%) $14,246
2020 $536 (3.5%) $14,611 (96.5%) $15,147
2021 $858 (5.5%) $14,836 (94.5%) $15,695

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pembroke Community Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 164th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 129th of 501 Middle schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Community Middle School)5552.6
 2.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke)5551.8
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Pembroke Community Middle School)5555
 0%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Pembroke)5453.6
 0.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke Community Middle School)5142.1
 8.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pembroke)5042
 8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Pembroke Community Middle School)6065
 5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Pembroke)5964.6
 5.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Pembroke Community Middle School)4841.4
 6.6%
   8th Grade Science (Pembroke)4740.8
 6.2%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Pembroke Community Middle School)5347.2
 5.8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pembroke)6048.8
 11.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Pembroke Community Middle School)5860.2
 2.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Pembroke)6158
 3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Pembroke Community Middle School)4841.4
 6.6%
   All Grades Science (Pembroke)5647.9
 8.1%
   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 Students462405
 12.3%
African American41
 75%
American Indian00
Asian52
 60%
Hispanic15
 400%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White450381
 15.3%
Two or More Races116
 1500%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pembroke Community Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 405 students attended Pembroke Community Middle School.

Students who attend Pembroke Community Middle School usually go on to attend Pembroke High School

Pembroke Community Middle School ranks 129th of 501 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Pembroke Community Middle School are 94% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic.


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