Gates Middle School

Public 6-8

 460 First Parish Rd
       Scituate, MA  02066


(781) 545-8760

District: Scituate

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 497 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,017 Help

Students who attend Gates Middle School usually attend:

High:    Scituate High School

Feeder schools for Gates Middle School:

Elementary:    Cushing Elementary
    Hatherly Elementary
    Jenkins Elementary School
    Wampatuck Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  10.7
Number of students:  637

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.8%
African American:
3.9%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13%

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Compare Details Gates Middle School ranks better than 86.7% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.8%), African American (3.9%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gates Middle School is 10.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gates Middle School is $16,017.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Gates Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Gates Middle School 66th of 497 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Gates Middle School in the ranking list.)

Scituate:

SchoolDigger ranks Scituate 56th of 353 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Gates Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 83.08 64th 339 81.1%
2004 82.71 61st 344 82.3%
2005 79.51 75th 356 78.9%
2006 83.98 63rd 399 84.2%
2007 83.91 58th 399 85.5%
2008 86.65 41st 407 89.9%
2009 79.80 80th 409 80.4%
2010 83.53 62nd 434 85.7%
2011 87.37 34th 449 92.4%
2012 87.08 38th 455 91.6%
2013 84.00 56th 455 87.7%
2014 81.40 77th 455 83.1%
2015 71.08 134th 441 69.6%
2016 64.11 176th 482 63.5%
2017 74.50 121st 487 75.2%
2018 78.76 98th 484 79.8%
2019 77.52 114th 498 77.1%
2021 85.98 60th 501 88.0%
2022 84.74 66th 497 86.7%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Open Quote The new school is amazing!! My kids love it they love everything they come back talking about the steam lab all the time. Teachers are the best nice, smart, the kids love them too hehe. Really seems like kids love the new atmosphere!! Test scores are also on the rise in my house! My son and daughter both have been getting better test scores this year no complaints there!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gates Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 571 20 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 594
1989 579 8 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1990 553 11 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1991 562 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1992 558 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1993 570 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 592
1994 608 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1995 639 19 4 16 2 n/a n/a 0 680
1996 639 19 4 16 2 n/a n/a 0 680
1997 647 34 5 4 1 n/a n/a 0 691
1998 645 34 7 6 2 n/a n/a 0 694
1999 694 22 7 7 2 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 728 21 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 756
2001 731 23 3 9 2 n/a n/a 0 768
2002 724 22 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 755
2003 724 22 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 755
2004 510 17 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2005 476 19 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2006 470 15 1 3 0 n/a n/a 4 493
2007 456 15 3 2 0 n/a n/a 4 480
2008 475 14 2 1 1 n/a n/a 2 495
2009 440 14 0 2 1 0 5 0 462
2010 451 11 3 2 0 0 12 0 479
2011 479 9 5 5 0 0 10 0 508
2012 494 14 6 6 0 1 5 0 526
2013 505 11 5 3 0 1 5 0 530
2014 482 11 6 2 0 0 6 0 507
2015 452 16 9 0 0 0 8 0 485
2016 461 15 5 1 0 0 8 0 490
2017 486 18 9 2 0 0 6 0 521
2018 674 20 12 7 0 0 8 0 721
2019 638 18 6 13 0 0 7 0 682
2020 618 18 5 13 0 0 8 0 662
2021 572 25 4 17 1 0 18 0 637

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 Gates Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 594 n/a n/a n/a
1989 592 n/a n/a n/a
1990 573 n/a n/a n/a
1991 577 n/a n/a n/a
1992 573 n/a n/a n/a
1993 592 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 630 n/a n/a n/a
1995 680 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 680 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 691 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 694 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 732 n/a 0.0 0
2000 756 n/a 0.0 4.1
2001 768 n/a 0.0 2.6
2002 755 n/a n/a 4.6
2003 755 n/a n/a 4.6
2004 531 40.4 13.1 5.1
2005 499 40.3 12.4 4.4
2006 493 37.8 13.0 7
2007 480 38.0 12.6 8.4
2008 495 41.0 12.1 6.5
2009 462 41.5 11.1 10.2
2010 479 41.0 11.6 9
2011 508 38.3 13.2 7.3
2012 526 38.9 13.5 9.5
2013 530 41.4 12.7 5.8
2014 507 38.9 13.0 7.9
2015 485 45.0 10.7 13
2016 490 48.0 10.2 n/a
2017 521 47.8 10.8 n/a
2018 721 58.2 12.3 n/a
2019 682 57.5 11.8 n/a
2020 662 59.3 11.1 n/a
2021 637 59.4 10.7 n/a

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Gates Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 594 n/a n/a n/a
1989 592 n/a n/a n/a
1990 573 n/a n/a n/a
1991 577 n/a n/a n/a
1992 573 n/a n/a n/a
1993 592 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 630 n/a n/a n/a
1995 680 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 680 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 691 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 694 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 732 n/a 0.0 0
2000 756 n/a 0.0 4.1
2001 768 n/a 0.0 2.6
2002 755 n/a n/a 4.6
2003 755 n/a n/a 4.6
2004 531 40.4 13.1 5.1
2005 499 40.3 12.4 4.4
2006 493 37.8 13.0 7
2007 480 38.0 12.6 8.4
2008 495 41.0 12.1 6.5
2009 462 41.5 11.1 10.2
2010 479 41.0 11.6 9
2011 508 38.3 13.2 7.3
2012 526 38.9 13.5 9.5
2013 530 41.4 12.7 5.8
2014 507 38.9 13.0 7.9
2015 485 45.0 10.7 13
2016 490 48.0 10.2 n/a
2017 521 47.8 10.8 n/a
2018 721 58.2 12.3 n/a
2019 682 57.5 11.8 n/a
2020 662 59.3 11.1 n/a
2021 637 59.4 10.7 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 Gates Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $166 (1.1%) $14,798 (98.9%) $14,964
2020 $474 (3.0%) $15,543 (97.0%) $16,017

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gates Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 114th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 66th of 497 Middle schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Gates Middle School)6159.4
 1.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Scituate)6059.1
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5441.5
 12.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Gates Middle School)6858.9
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Scituate)6858.6
 9.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Gates Middle School)7364.7
 8.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Scituate)7163.4
 7.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4841.1
 6.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Gates Middle School)6160.3
 0.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Scituate)5959.1
 0.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4837.2
 10.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Gates Middle School)6461
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Scituate)6360.6
 2.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5141.9
 9.1%
8th Grade Mathematics (Gates Middle School)5249.2
 2.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Scituate)5148.9
 2.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4736.3
 10.7%
8th Grade Science (Gates Middle School)6558.6
 6.4%
   8th Grade Science (Scituate)6458.3
 5.7%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4641.9
 4.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Gates Middle School)6661.7
 4.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Scituate)7160.8
 10.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5241.3
 10.8%
All Grades Mathematics (Gates Middle School)6056.3
 3.7%
   All Grades Mathematics (Scituate)6758.5
 8.5%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4939.1
 9.9%
All Grades Science (Gates Middle School)6558.6
 6.4%
   All Grades Science (Scituate)6763.2
 3.8%
   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 Students682637
 6.6%
African American1825
 38.9%
American Indian01
Asian64
 33.3%
Hispanic1317
 30.8%
Pacific Islander00
White638572
 10.3%
Two or More Races718
 157.1%




Frequently Asked Questions about Gates Middle School

Students at Gates Middle School are 90% White, 4% African American, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

Students who attend Gates Middle School usually go on to attend Scituate High School

Gates Middle School ranks 66th of 497 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 637 students attended Gates Middle School.


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