Whitman Middle

Summary:

Whitman Middle is a public middle school in Whitman, MA, serving 504 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Whitman-Hanson District, which is ranked 155 out of 356 districts in Massachusetts and has a 3-star rating.

Whitman Middle has a significantly higher percentage of white students (79.76%) compared to nearby schools, which tend to have more diverse student populations. The school's academic performance, as measured by MCAS proficiency rates, is generally on par with or slightly below the district average, but above the state average in most subject areas. However, the school's performance lags behind some of the higher-performing nearby schools, such as Abington Middle and Hanson Middle. Whitman Middle's performance for Hispanic students is very strong, ranking in the top 100 in the state for English Language Arts and Mathematics, but the school's performance for African American students and students with disabilities is relatively low.

The variability in per-student spending at Whitman Middle over the years, ranging from around $13,000 to $23,500 per student, may be a factor in the school's inconsistent performance. Addressing the needs of underperforming subgroups, ensuring stable and adequate funding, and learning from the practices of nearby high-performing schools could be important steps in improving Whitman Middle's overall performance and outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 101 Corthell Avenue
       Whitman, MA  02382


(781) 618-7035

District: Whitman-Hanson

SchoolDigger Rank:
233rd of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,298 Help


Students who attend Whitman Middle usually attend:

High:    Whitman Hanson Regional

Feeder schools for Whitman Middle:

Elementary:    John H Duval
    Louise A Conley

Student/teacher ratio:  13.8 Help
Number of students:  504

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.8%
Hispanic:
8.3%
African American:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Whitman Middle ranks better than 53.5% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.8%), Hispanic (8.3%), African American (6.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Whitman Middle is 13.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Whitman Middle is $14,298.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Whitman Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Whitman Middle 233rd of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Whitman Middle in the ranking list.)

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Whitman-Hanson:

SchoolDigger ranks Whitman-Hanson 155th of 356 Massachusetts school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Whitman Middle

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Rank History for all students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 37.48 228th 339 32.7%
2004 50.74 182nd 344 47.1%
2005 47.49 198th 356 44.4%
2006 57.31 172nd 399 56.9%
2007 55.26 197th 399 50.6%
2008 55.34 200th 407 50.9%
2009 49.94 225th 409 45.0%
2010 51.23 238th 434 45.2%
2011 47.06 260th 449 42.1%
2012 45.08 277th 455 39.1%
2013 45.27 274th 455 39.8%
2014 42.21 281st 455 38.2%
2015 34.99 300th 441 32.0%
2016 54.78 221st 482 54.1%
2017 45.35 269th 487 44.8%
2018 42.40 284th 484 41.3%
2019 55.20 219th 498 56.0%
2021 63.86 164th 501 67.3%
2022 42.62 274th 497 44.9%
2023 49.89 233rd 501 53.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.75 271st 467 42.0%
2019 55.85 179th 484 63.0%
2021 66.78 103rd 489 78.9%
2022 49.16 216th 503 57.1%
2023 39.92 229th 444 48.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.81 232nd 438 47.0%
2019 69.47 93rd 452 79.4%
2021 77.51 57th 462 87.7%
2022 54.97 180th 489 63.2%
2023 54.32 201st 481 58.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.01 311th 463 32.8%
2019 54.58 225th 478 52.9%
2021 61.68 165th 483 65.8%
2022 44.72 255th 494 48.4%
2023 50.58 225th 489 54.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.88 264th 417 36.7%
2019 35.53 256th 424 39.6%
2021 39.78 230th 431 46.6%
2022 40.59 217th 445 51.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.93 234th 466 49.8%
2019 53.22 212th 478 55.6%
2021 63.44 158th 485 67.4%
2022 39.97 281st 497 43.5%
2023 47.69 235th 489 51.9%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.97 159th 491 67.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 26.44 154th 193 20.2%
2023 30.12 154th 209 26.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.58 206th 309 33.3%
2019 52.41 138th 322 57.1%
2021 72.45 62nd 335 81.5%
2022 77.24 59th 368 84.0%
2023 63.77 101st 364 72.3%
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Rank History for White students at Whitman Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.23 299th 395 24.3%
2019 43.65 221st 396 44.2%
2021 54.58 165th 401 58.9%
2022 26.58 303rd 404 25.0%
2023 32.86 268th 403 33.5%
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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 Whitman Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 565 9 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 580
1994 572 10 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1995 576 6 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 587
1996 576 6 2 2 1 n/a n/a 0 587
1997 583 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1998 602 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 605
1999 600 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 606
2000 593 4 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 599
2001 627 9 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 650
2002 650 10 3 10 1 n/a n/a 0 674
2003 650 10 3 10 1 n/a n/a 0 674
2004 610 16 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 640
2005 594 16 3 13 2 n/a n/a 0 628
2006 552 14 3 7 8 n/a n/a 11 595
2007 513 11 4 6 12 n/a n/a 10 556
2008 519 9 1 10 7 n/a n/a 8 554
2009 519 6 2 9 7 0 9 0 552
2010 537 9 2 10 2 0 10 0 570
2011 504 11 3 7 1 0 10 0 536
2012 534 13 1 8 1 0 8 0 565
2013 534 13 2 14 1 0 8 0 572
2014 532 13 9 14 0 2 8 0 578
2015 525 14 10 13 1 3 12 0 578
2016 541 10 9 12 1 3 10 0 586
2017 536 17 5 21 4 2 14 0 599
2018 490 24 6 32 5 1 17 0 575
2019 484 27 8 36 5 1 19 0 580
2020 475 34 6 39 4 0 21 0 579
2021 450 28 8 40 4 1 18 0 549
2022 426 24 8 33 2 1 19 0 513
2023 402 31 7 42 5 1 16 0 504

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 Whitman Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 580 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 585 n/a n/a n/a
1995 587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 591 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 605 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 606 n/a 0.0 0
2000 599 n/a 0.0 16.5
2001 650 n/a 0.0 11.8
2002 674 n/a n/a 15.6
2003 674 n/a n/a 15.6
2004 640 44.5 14.4 13.4
2005 628 42.5 14.8 16.1
2006 595 42.5 14.0 17
2007 556 40.0 13.9 19.8
2008 554 40.6 13.6 14.8
2009 552 41.0 13.5 16.5
2010 570 38.0 15.0 21.9
2011 536 33.8 15.8 20.5
2012 565 34.1 16.5 22.1
2013 572 35.3 16.1 28.7
2014 578 34.4 16.7 28.5
2015 578 35.0 16.5 30.8
2016 586 36.0 16.2 n/a
2017 599 38.2 15.6 n/a
2018 575 36.2 15.8 n/a
2019 580 37.3 15.5 n/a
2020 579 38.0 15.2 n/a
2021 549 35.1 15.6 n/a
2022 513 37.3 13.7 n/a
2023 504 36.4 13.8 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 Whitman Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 580 n/a 0.0 n/a
1994 585 n/a n/a n/a
1995 587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1996 587 n/a 0.0 n/a
1997 591 n/a 0.0 n/a
1998 605 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 606 n/a 0.0 0
2000 599 n/a 0.0 16.5
2001 650 n/a 0.0 11.8
2002 674 n/a n/a 15.6
2003 674 n/a n/a 15.6
2004 640 44.5 14.4 13.4
2005 628 42.5 14.8 16.1
2006 595 42.5 14.0 17
2007 556 40.0 13.9 19.8
2008 554 40.6 13.6 14.8
2009 552 41.0 13.5 16.5
2010 570 38.0 15.0 21.9
2011 536 33.8 15.8 20.5
2012 565 34.1 16.5 22.1
2013 572 35.3 16.1 28.7
2014 578 34.4 16.7 28.5
2015 578 35.0 16.5 30.8
2016 586 36.0 16.2 n/a
2017 599 38.2 15.6 n/a
2018 575 36.2 15.8 n/a
2019 580 37.3 15.5 n/a
2020 579 38.0 15.2 n/a
2021 549 35.1 15.6 n/a
2022 513 37.3 13.7 n/a
2023 504 36.4 13.8 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 Whitman Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $140 (1.1%) $12,956 (98.9%) $13,096
2020 $1,418 (6.0%) $22,144 (94.0%) $23,562
2021 $698 (4.9%) $13,600 (95.1%) $14,298

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Whitman Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 219th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 233rd of 501 Middle schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle)6432.5
 31.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5834.9
 23.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Whitman Middle)5128.4
 22.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4931.7
 17.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle)5442.4
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5043.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Whitman Middle)4931
 18%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4532.4
 12.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman Middle)4746.4
 0.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)4943.5
 5.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Whitman Middle)3736.2
 0.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)3634.5
 1.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Whitman Middle)4649
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Whitman-Hanson)4346.5
 3.5%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Whitman Middle)5540.3
 14.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5344.3
 8.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Whitman Middle)4531.8
 13.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4541.7
 3.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Whitman Middle)4649
 3%
   All Grades Science (Whitman-Hanson)4547.6
 2.6%
   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 Students580504
 13.1%
African American2731
 14.8%
American Indian55
Asian87
 12.5%
Hispanic3642
 16.7%
Pacific Islander11
White484402
 16.9%
Two or More Races1916
 15.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 504 students attended Whitman Middle.

Whitman Middle ranks 233rd of 501 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Whitman Middle are 80% White, 8% Hispanic, 6% African American, 3% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Whitman Middle usually go on to attend Whitman Hanson Regional


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