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Chippens Hill Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 817 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2014

My grandson is in 7th grade and I volunteer at the school an think it is a very good school. The staff is very involved.


Posted October 17, 2013

If I could rate this school 0 stars I would. Chippens Hill Middle School is a beyond terrible school. My student has been going for 2 years and has had the worst experiences ever. One of the worst was when another student bullied him and 5 other students. He bullied them for months and the worst part was he threatened all 5 of them. They complained to the principal and reported the case, yet absolutely nothing was done about it. This student has made the school a hostile experience their whole middle school experience. My child as welled as many others I have talked to were treated unfair because they went to the Memorial Boulevard before they entered the school. Teachers and principals have treated our students terribly just because they went to this school. I feel as if even some of the teachers have been bullying our children and it needs to be over with. The only positive thing that has come from this school is the guidance counselor Mrs.Higgins. But over all this has been the worst school experience and has made my child hate going to school everyday. I will be pulling him out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

I honestly don't know what everyone is talking about saying Chippens is an awful school. I am now going into high school, and I had the best three years of my life at Chippens. All of the teachers were so encouraging and wonderful, a lot of the teachers are not strict whatsoever, and I to this day, still keep in touch with my seventh grade Language Arts teacher. As for bullying, it honestly only happens when a child is insecure about themselves. I can guarantee that this problem occurs in other schools, and Chippens does an excellent job in dealing with the struggles of each child. I also personally feel ready for hgih school. The teachers always tell you what to expect, which is wonderful. I know not every child can have a great experience, but all in all, I loved Chippens and as long as you follow the rules and respect the administrators in the building, you are bound to have a fabulous day and love the school/


Posted May 9, 2013

This school is absolutely terrible. I took my kids out because everyday they would come home and complain about the teachers and kids bullying. I have definitely made the wrong choice in sending them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

This is not a good school. There is no fun at all and the office is very unfriendly. They treat the students like babies and hold their hand all the way through middle school, so they are not prepared for high school. There are no fun activities at this school, and it is ridiculously strict. The teachers only worry about the lesson in class, and do not seem to care about the students. The teachers here are not very good, they do not seem to know how to teach. I have not had a good day at this school since I started here.


Posted February 6, 2013

This school is by far the worst one in the district. My kids were redistricted and there has been no warm welcoming for the students for parents by the teachers or principals. There is no way to contact a teacher except to send an email and hope they get back to you. They do not have a voice mail system which makes it very hard to call in a sick child or to leave a message for a teacher. The teachers are not the greatest. My child was a high honor student since 4th grade until she got to this school. There is a Advanced Algebra teacher who doesn't have enough experience teaching advanced Algebra and more than half of the students are doing poorly in the class and these are kids who have high honors in every other subject. The guideance and principals don't seem to care that they have a very low grade point average for the entire school and the very smart, high achievers are suffering for it. If you can send your child to another school, I would recommond you do that. I have had nothing but bad experiences in this school since the beginning of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

We have been very happy with Chippens. My son is in 7th grade and had wonderful teachers. I do think they needed to help the kids when they come into 6th grade though.Such a big difference in responsibilities right away. The only thing I would say is one 7th grade LA teacher is very difficult and rude to the students,parents and teachers the woman neds to retire! Otherwise Try out the Kids In The Middle program-they help out the community at functions and holidays it and Mrs. Kalet is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

this school is truly amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

This middle school was awesome my first two years but then a new principal came in and the school turned into a disaster. The teachers for the most part aregreat and willing to helpbut when you do experience one of the rude ones and try to go to the new principal and and she does not want to help at all.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 70% 61%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 43%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bristol, CT 06010
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