About Amesbury Middle School
Welcome to the community of Amesbury. Amesbury is a vibrant small city that also has a rural feel. Located in Essex County, Massachusetts it is 40 miles north of Boston and is along the left bank of the Merrimack River. A former farming and mill town Amesbury today is largely residential with a population of just over 17,000. Amesbury is one of two northern most towns that border the state of New Hampshire and is close to New Hampshire and Massachusetts beaches. The community places a high value on education and its schools.
Amesbury Middle School is a 5-8 middle school with approximately 640 students, and is unconditionally committed to the educational growth and progress of every student. The community of Amesbury is a socio-economical diverse community. The district offers an extensive staff development program that lays the foundation for teachers to implement best practices, such as standard-based education, differentiated instruction, and reading and writing across all disciplines. The Amesbury Middle School Achievement Plan, maintains a school focus on learning through research, best practices in teaching, and data driven decisions. Amesbury Middle School is committed to meeting the goals and objectives for our students through our dedication towards developing high functioning teaching teams, flexible scheduling, tiered support services, and fostering a professional learning atmosphere within our school community. Amesbury Middle School has been recognized for its work in regards to its use of “Accountable Talk” to help promote speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in all content areas. Educators from around the North Shore of Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Houston, Texas have visited the school to learn about these practices. In addition, we have a strong community support system from our Parent Advisory Group, as well as, our Amesbury Educational Foundation.
In keeping with Middle School Philosophy, we provide an educational experience that is committed to developing the whole adolescent. We have an excellent music and arts program that fosters creativity. Our middle school community provides students with an excellent education and wide range of after school clubs and activities for all students.