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Bethel Middle School

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Posted June 6, 2014

I am not at all happy with the education my child receiving at BMS. The school is PATHETIC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2011

I was a student at Bethel Middle School, back in 1973.Bethel is a wonderful town to bring a family up, as for the school,, it was ok. many teachers favor certain students, and ignore others. when there is a child having a problem with other kids, the school lets it continue. they just didnt seem to stop the bullying. there were many fights, but at least we didnt have to worry about guns in schools back in the seventies.when a student is having problems with other students, you cant seem to really learn much because your so aggravated all the time.because of this, and them passing me when I should have been left behind, I dont have a 4 year college education, only a 1 year trade in healthcare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2008

I loved this school i felt so comfortable and i was never alone. It is the nicest school system. The teachers are nice but they make sure you learn something from school. The students are awefully nice to everyone. Its like a big family. I would recommend this school to anyone. I have never felt so happy before.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2008

I think my school is great! I think there is something wrong with the parent that wrote the worst reveiw. Bethel is a great town, and everyone is nice. Maybe it is the person that is making everyone sopposedly horrible. Our school does deal with discipline. I do think that we should enforce it more on the kids that are known to do bad things. Otherwise the teacher's are nice, and we are highly edacated. I am an over acheiver. I read college level articles (I am only in 7th grade). If you decide to move here, you will not be dissapointed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2007

Since Dr. Smith arrived as the new principal, the school has a positive environment. He is involved with the students and in the activities. The teacehrs seem to enjoy activities more and the students have noticed the difference. Opportunities for the studetns to become involved have also increased. The academics are improving, they still need to focus on challenging the top students in classes not through the gifted program, the high school looses some of the top students to private schools because of this problem in the middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

I think this Middle School is great. There are almost no fights or problems!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I had two children in this school. We moved to Bethel because of the school system, but were greatly disappointed. We were not disappointed with the education itself, but with the lack of discipline that exists. That indicates that Bethel Middle School would rather sweep all their dirt under the rug, rather than face their issues, and make the welfare of their students a top priority. My new name for Bethel Middle School, is 'Bethel Stepford School'. We are sorry we sent our children there, and we are sorry we ever moved to Bethel in the first place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

Dr Boise The head of the school is many many steps beyond a professional's, professional.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 61%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Whittlesey Dr
Bethel, CT 06801
Phone: (203) 794-8663

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