School Report Card

February 16, 2024

Dear Families:

Every year, each public school and school district in Massachusetts receives a report card. Just as your child’s report card shows how they are doing in different subjects, the school’s report card is designed to show families how our school is doing in different areas. A link to our school’s report card is available at

The report card includes multiple measures of a school’s performance – more than just MCAS scores. It represents a new way of looking at school performance, by providing information on student achievement, teacher qualifications, student learning opportunities, and more. 

Report cards are designed to be useful tools for everyone connected to our school. Families can use the information to have meaningful conversations with us about what the school is doing well and where there is room for improvement. Community and education leaders can use the information to better understand how to support students and our school. 

You will notice on our report card that Beckwith Middle School’s student attendance, access to art and digital literacy and computer science courses, suspension rate, and science and math MCAS proficiency rates are better than the state average. 

To improve student performance in our school, we have adopted a new literacy program for fifth grade, are addressing problem curriculum standards, and we are using the IXL Learning Program in all grades. The IXL program provides personalized support in math, language arts, social studies, and science via a technology-based experience. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. We see parents as critical partners in the success of our students and school, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

· Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach,

· Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver, 

· The college degree and major of your child’s teacher, and

· Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. 

If you have questions about our school’s report card, would like to become involved in school improvement activities, or would like to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher, please contact Stephen Donovan, Principal at To see our district’s report card or to search for other schools’ report cards, visit


Stephen Donovan

BMS Principal