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5-8
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Branford, CT
Students enrolled: 1,020

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185 Damascus Rd
Branford, CT 06405

(203) 488-8317
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January 20, 2015
This is not a safe school. The only security in the building are the cameras. No discipline towards the people that deserved it. No detentions only suspensions. Principals don't care about your problems. Open classrooms make it hard to focus. Some good teachers but hard to understand. Special Ed teachers are there cause they need a job. Dances are waste of $ except dinner dance in 8th grade. Bad air quality. At graduation you wear whatever you want no cap and gown. Everyone reading don't go here or leave this school save yourselves and don't get me started on the high school I left this school system cuz it sucks.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2014
My 11 year old daughter goes to this school and last year she had many bullying issues. She went to her guidance conseler and this fixed her problem. I am very pleased because the year before that she was still in elementary school and the same problem occurred. No teacher helped.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
As a former student, i still resent having attended this school. Rampant bullying, favoritism, and a vice principal that did nothing about it. Special ed program very very lacking. The school was not safe, and should be condemned. No security!! Not what you would expect out of a small town school.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2013
I use to go to this school a very very long time ago. I still miss all the different people that had teach me so many different kinds of things here for sure. I also miss this school very much and that comes from my heart.

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2009
Great school with wonderful teachers. My son loves going to school each day. The children all get along, no bullies!!! Wonderful A+

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 14, 2009
Walsh is awesome and so are the teachers!

- submitted by a student
November 06, 2008
Walsh is a terrific school with wonderful teachers and a great staff. Dispite the issues with the building they have managed to creates a workable learning invironment. Peer issues are rare as the teachers and staff take all social and peer related issues seriously. My children love being at Walsh!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
it is a nice school with awsome teachers

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2008
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May 31, 2008
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February 02, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2008
low social, academic, and behavioral expectations; many behavior problems; no program for high-ability students

- submitted by a teacher
November 16, 2007
Very little of what we know about how young adolescents learn best is reflected in the programs and structure of this school. The learning and social environment is chaotic; there are few opportunities for exploratory, interdisciplinary learning; although there are some high quality teachers, there is insufficient challenge for high-ability students. Parents who are able to consider other educational options for their middle schoolers should do so.

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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
I love my school and I think it's perfect the way it is

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2005
this school does not offer any programs to gifted students.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2005
As a parent of two students one of whom is in eigth grade and one is in tenth I have found the overall experience of this school to be far below the elementary and high school experiences. There is a standard of mediocrity at Walsh which is accepted and expected. As an employee in a local school system we are viewed as substandard. Parental involvement is encouraged only as a politically correct position but in practice is deterred.

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March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a student
December 17, 2004
The open classroom environment makes it difficult for the children to concentrate with all the noise and distraction around them. My child has difficulties focusing on the teacher and the task at hand. Several teachers use in class microphone systems to be heard above the background noise. Classes are too large for the space provided. The kids are packed in like sardines. Extra curricular activities are very good. Excellent arts program. Industrial arts area is well equipped, but safety does concern me. Over all, the staff does well with what they have to work with. It is a beautiful school and well maintained, but the open classroom set up does not work.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2004
The teachers are very concerned about the students in their classes. While the open classroom setting is distractive, the students have created noise barriers with file cabinets and bookshelves. Some classes do have full walls as well. The opportunities for the students are great. The variety of classes offered in arts and language, along with afterschool athletics and clubs, allow the students to grow socially as well as academically. The fact that nearly all subjects (gym, music, etc) are graded is a tough transition for fifth graders. It would be better to grade only major subjects in fifth grade. The school did eliminate honor roll for fifth so that does help with the pressure. Overall a great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
The biggest problem with this school is the noise level. It is an open classroom school and there is a constant rumble. Students can hear what's going on in the classrooms around them, making it difficult for some to focus on their own class. For some students this makes it difficult to learn.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
very hectic with teachers seemingly disinterested and absent often.......open class/mall setting is very distracting. There is ABSOlutely NO security with the exception of students not allowed to bring napsacks to carry books, which would make things more organized and easier for kids.......Security should concentrate on anyone walking in school at anytime with anything including lunacy and weapons!!!.........Really disappointed in lack of communication with teachers and parents..Teachers don't seem to even want to help students, just get by the year and cram all the homework and work they can possibly cram each day

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
This is a well built school. I can say that for the most part teachers are helpful, creative, and willing to go the extra mile for the student. The facilities are well-maintained, which include a pool, a large library of most appropriate genres, and an abundance of personal locker space. This is a most wonderful place for your child to learn and grow in.

- submitted by a former student
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Francis Walsh Intermediate School
185 Damascus Rd, Branford, CT  06405
(203) 488-8317
Last modified Francis Walsh Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Francis Walsh Intermediate School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top