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Dodd Middle School

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Posted September 16, 2012

stay away....that's all I'm going to say... stay. away. Horrible place. Don't send your kids here under any circumstances!!!!


Posted January 30, 2011

Great environment for learning! We hope the budget will allow the present team to continue to do such a good job! I highly recommend Dodd Middle School for the athletic and music programs too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

dodd middle school is a great community for students to learn. They have an advanced math class for students who need it and teachers come extra early to school if a student needs extra help and it is beneficial to my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

Dodd was a wonderful school for our daughter. The teachers and administration truly care about the students. Middle school is a scary time for parents and students alike; Dodd made it a great experience! Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

My twins are in 7th grade and now almost done with their first year at Dodd. They have done nothing but excelled academically and socially. The teachers on their team are the finest I have seen yet. The kids have really blossomed during their transition to the middle school and adore every one of their teachers. I think your Dodd experience is what you choose to make of it as well - for both the kids and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

Moved here for the schools reputation and education. Very disappointed is all I can say. The bullying and groups of kids that gang up on each other is horrible. The school seems to push it aside. The education is very good, however the groups of kids that are ruining it is terrible. I hope the staff get their acts together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

very challenging yet feels rewarding
—Submitted by a student


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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 85% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

382 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

390 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian American97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities66%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian American94%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 85% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Black 2% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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