Hanson Middle School

Summary:

Hanson Middle School is a public middle school serving grades 5-8 in Hanson, Massachusetts, with a student population of 449. The school is part of the Whitman-Hanson District, which is ranked 155 out of 356 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hanson Middle School's academic performance, as measured by MCAS Next Generation test scores, is generally on par with or slightly below the district and state averages. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (43.02%), Mathematics (38.13%), and Science (40.6%) are comparable to the Whitman-Hanson district and Massachusetts state averages. However, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with female students and Hispanic students performing relatively well, while White students and students with special needs or low socioeconomic status perform lower.

Hanson Middle School's statewide ranking has improved over the years, from 269th out of 498 Massachusetts middle schools in 2018-2019 to 201st out of 501 in 2022-2023, suggesting the school is making progress in its overall performance. While the school's performance is generally on par with or slightly below other nearby middle schools, such as Whitman Middle and Abington Middle, it lags behind higher-performing schools like Norwell Middle and Pembroke Community Middle, which are ranked among the top 25% of Massachusetts middle schools.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 111 Liberty Street
       Hanson, MA  02341


(781) 618-7575

District: Whitman-Hanson

SchoolDigger Rank:
201st of 501 Massachusetts Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,574 Help


Students who attend Hanson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Whitman Hanson Regional

Feeder schools for Hanson Middle School:

Elementary:    Indian Head

Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  449

Racial breakdown:

White:
89.1%
Hispanic:
5.6%
Two or more races:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.1% Help


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Compare Details Hanson Middle School ranks better than 59.9% of middle schools in Massachusetts. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (89.1%), Hispanic (5.6%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hanson Middle School is 11.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hanson Middle School is $15,574.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hanson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hanson Middle School 201st of 501 Massachusetts public middle schools. (See Hanson Middle School 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 Hanson Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 46.03 195th 339 42.5%
2004 49.42 187th 344 45.6%
2005 66.11 118th 356 66.9%
2006 66.68 134th 399 66.4%
2007 64.87 146th 399 63.4%
2008 67.74 131st 407 67.8%
2009 72.45 119th 409 70.9%
2010 70.87 130th 434 70.0%
2011 67.23 149th 449 66.8%
2012 58.09 207th 455 54.5%
2013 56.02 208th 455 54.3%
2014 45.63 263rd 455 42.2%
2015 43.09 261st 441 40.8%
2016 47.65 253rd 482 47.5%
2017 45.37 267th 487 45.2%
2018 50.78 240th 484 50.4%
2019 47.67 269th 498 46.0%
2021 48.43 244th 501 51.3%
2022 48.12 237th 497 52.3%
2023 55.26 201st 501 59.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.16 376th 467 19.5%
2019 35.66 324th 484 33.1%
2021 37.97 292nd 489 40.3%
2022 29.17 374th 503 25.6%
2023 46.48 183rd 444 58.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.88 285th 438 34.9%
2019 53.79 193rd 452 57.3%
2021 58.44 155th 462 66.5%
2022 37.26 306th 489 37.4%
2023 39.92 283rd 481 41.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.94 199th 463 57.0%
2019 41.81 295th 478 38.3%
2021 48.34 239th 483 50.5%
2022 54.98 196th 494 60.3%
2023 65.88 144th 489 70.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.07 243rd 417 41.7%
2019 29.01 294th 424 30.7%
2021 40.26 228th 431 47.1%
2022 38.33 231st 445 48.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.96 251st 466 46.1%
2019 53.09 214th 478 55.2%
2021 47.09 243rd 485 49.9%
2022 40.96 275th 497 44.7%
2023 43.76 261st 489 46.6%
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Rank History for Tested In Person students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.68 233rd 491 52.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.88 131st 364 64.0%
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Rank History for White students at Hanson Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.99 272nd 395 31.1%
2019 29.20 301st 396 24.0%
2021 34.39 266th 401 33.7%
2022 34.85 254th 404 37.1%
2023 38.60 235th 403 41.7%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Hanson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 472 11 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 486
2001 459 12 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 475
2002 463 8 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2003 463 8 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 478
2004 472 10 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2005 444 11 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 458
2006 452 5 1 4 2 n/a n/a 9 473
2007 442 10 0 3 1 n/a n/a 8 464
2008 466 9 2 2 1 n/a n/a 8 488
2009 469 10 2 3 1 1 5 0 491
2010 466 8 2 3 1 1 9 0 490
2011 466 3 0 6 2 0 6 0 483
2012 472 4 2 7 1 0 8 0 494
2013 449 5 3 3 2 0 11 0 473
2014 428 6 5 3 1 0 13 0 456
2015 396 9 5 4 1 0 14 0 429
2016 386 9 4 6 0 0 9 0 414
2017 377 5 2 10 0 0 8 0 402
2018 372 4 3 10 0 0 4 0 393
2019 446 4 5 17 0 0 7 0 479
2020 420 5 8 23 1 0 9 0 466
2021 408 3 8 22 2 0 11 0 454
2022 403 4 7 27 2 0 14 0 457
2023 400 7 7 25 2 0 8 0 449

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 Hanson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 486 n/a 0.0 14.6
2001 475 n/a 0.0 9.5
2002 478 n/a n/a 11.7
2003 478 n/a n/a 11.7
2004 488 34.5 14.1 10.9
2005 458 33.5 13.7 11.8
2006 473 34.5 13.7 9.3
2007 464 33.0 14.1 10.1
2008 488 33.3 14.7 11.3
2009 491 32.8 15.0 11.8
2010 490 32.7 14.9 19
2011 483 31.1 15.4 15.5
2012 494 29.2 16.9 15.6
2013 473 28.9 16.3 18.4
2014 456 28.3 16.0 18.6
2015 429 28.0 15.3 26.1
2016 414 28.0 14.7 n/a
2017 402 29.3 13.7 n/a
2018 393 28.2 13.9 n/a
2019 479 35.3 13.5 n/a
2020 466 35.3 13.1 n/a
2021 454 36.3 12.4 n/a
2022 457 35.3 12.9 n/a
2023 449 38.2 11.7 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 Hanson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 486 n/a 0.0 14.6
2001 475 n/a 0.0 9.5
2002 478 n/a n/a 11.7
2003 478 n/a n/a 11.7
2004 488 34.5 14.1 10.9
2005 458 33.5 13.7 11.8
2006 473 34.5 13.7 9.3
2007 464 33.0 14.1 10.1
2008 488 33.3 14.7 11.3
2009 491 32.8 15.0 11.8
2010 490 32.7 14.9 19
2011 483 31.1 15.4 15.5
2012 494 29.2 16.9 15.6
2013 473 28.9 16.3 18.4
2014 456 28.3 16.0 18.6
2015 429 28.0 15.3 26.1
2016 414 28.0 14.7 n/a
2017 402 29.3 13.7 n/a
2018 393 28.2 13.9 n/a
2019 479 35.3 13.5 n/a
2020 466 35.3 13.1 n/a
2021 454 36.3 12.4 n/a
2022 457 35.3 12.9 n/a
2023 449 38.2 11.7 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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hanson Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $140 (1.0%) $14,291 (99.0%) $14,432
2020 $1,418 (5.6%) $23,829 (94.4%) $25,247
2021 $698 (4.5%) $14,876 (95.5%) $15,574

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hanson Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 269th of 498 Middle schoolsRanks 201st of 501 Middle schools
 13.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Hanson Middle School)5041.8
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5151.3
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5243.8
 8.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hanson Middle School)4142.7
 1.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4048.7
 8.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.9
 8.2%
5th Grade Science (Hanson Middle School)4936.4
 12.6%
   5th Grade Science (Whitman-Hanson)4948.9
 0.1%
   5th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4841.6
 6.4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hanson Middle School)5041.5
 8.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5834.9
 23.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5442.3
 11.7%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hanson Middle School)4939.6
 9.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4931.7
 17.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)5141
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hanson Middle School)4647.9
 1.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5043.4
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)4840.5
 7.5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hanson Middle School)4237.1
 4.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4532.4
 12.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4838.1
 9.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hanson Middle School)5641.6
 14.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)4943.5
 5.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5143.7
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hanson Middle School)3733.6
 3.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)3634.5
 1.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Massachusetts)4737.7
 9.3%
8th Grade Science (Hanson Middle School)4044.4
 4.3%
   8th Grade Science (Whitman-Hanson)4346.5
 3.5%
   8th Grade Science (Massachusetts)4640.9
 5.1%
All Grades English Language Arts (Hanson Middle School)5143
 8%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Whitman-Hanson)5344.3
 8.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Massachusetts)5242.3
 9.7%
All Grades Mathematics (Hanson Middle School)4238.1
 3.9%
   All Grades Mathematics (Whitman-Hanson)4541.7
 3.3%
   All Grades Mathematics (Massachusetts)4940.6
 8.4%
All Grades Science (Hanson Middle School)4540.6
 4.4%
   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 Students479449
 6.3%
African American47
 75%
American Indian02
Asian57
 40%
Hispanic1725
 47.1%
Pacific Islander00
White446400
 10.3%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%


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Hanson Middle School ranks 201st of 501 Massachusetts middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

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

Students at Hanson Middle School are 89% White, 6% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 449 students attended Hanson Middle School.


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