Chestnut Street Middle School

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355 Plainfield St

Springfield, MA 01107

(413) 750-2333

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,000

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

10 Parent Reviews for Chestnut Street Middle School

I had to teach her for a year. It was an awful place to work; I cannot imagine being a student forced to attend this school. Fights daily. I was assaulted twice. Lockdown (students not allowed to leave classrooms except to be escorted by a teacher to the bathroom or lunchroom) was in force constantly. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 01/15/13

Chestnut is the newest middle school in the city. The school is definitely not rundown. Would you rather have it housed at one of the 50 - 100 year old middle schools? The school has lots of issues but that is not one. The lack of parent involvement is systemic due to the lack of partnership between ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/13/10

I attended this school as a student in the TAG program. While I appreciated the opportunity to study challenging material, it was a rough trade-off: an excellent curriculum for a generally run-down and hostile environment. I asked myself at the time, and still wonder, why is the TAG program run in possibly ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/12/10

This is my childs second year at Chestnut and I am unimpressed and argue that the faculty and staff do not work with the parents and keep them informed. This school seems to not be invested in the students and as stated by another parent in a previous review we need all parties, parents ,teachers, and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/06/09

This is a good school as of now, my son who is going this year to HS was here and now my son and daughter are as well.

Posted by a parent on 08/21/09

As far as the parent reviews go, schools can only do so much. The atrocious behavior of CMS students is a result of what they learn at home and bring to school. Where is the ownership for the parents?! CMS is sub par, average inner-city school at best... all Spfld schools are. What do you expect these ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/09

My older daughter attended chestnut in the TAG Program. this program was excellent. It more than prepared her for high school- she is graduating central with a 4.6 GPA- she credits her success to the TAG program at Chestnut. My middle daughter, is currently in the TAG program at Chestnut as well and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/12/08

Lots of kids with discipline problems. Sub-par curriculum.

Posted by a parent on 03/18/08

This school is excellent! My child went to this school and is is opening so many doors for her. Now my other child is going to go there and i hope and know that that school was the right choice for her.

Posted by a parent on 07/29/07

This school is awful. My kid gets bullied everyday, with no help from administrators. I have caught incorrect facts being taught also, & this is in their Talented & Gifted Program! Other parents I know with kids here hated it too. I'm looking to move to the 'burbs, as I've heard these complaints for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/26/06

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Test scores for Chestnut Street Middle School

MCAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Chestnut Street Middle School
Springfield Public Schools
* In 2010-2011 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Springfield schools — Chestnut Street Middle School is located at 355 Plainfield St, Springfield MA 01107. 355 Plainfield St is in the 01107 ZIP code in Springfield, MA The school district for Chestnut Street Middle School is the Springfield Public Schools. Chestnut Street Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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