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Bethel Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 683 students

 
 

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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 70% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

245 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students80%
Female90%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students82%
Female94%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 79% 62%
Hispanic 12% 19%
Asian 7% 4%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bethel, CT 06801
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