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Joseph Melillo Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 647 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

The school is an absolute circus. Some of the teachers are great but most of them are there simply because they need a job. It doesn't even seem like they like children. My child asked for help in the classroom but the teacher wouldn't help. He did notice that she was playing Candy Crush on her iPad. As dispicable as it sounds, if your child does not wear the "uniform," some of the teachers treat the kids differently. Any concerns a parent may have fall on deaf ears. Teachers blame administrators, administrators blame the Board of Ed. Good luck getting their attention. Their meetings include board members storming out and board members rolling their eyes. It's an absolute circus that I wouldn't even want to send my dog to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2013

I am selling my home and moving out of East Haven in search of a good school for my children. East Haven has innumerable issues and I do not recommend this town or this school. As in every community, there are good and bad in all, but the schools are terrible. Things are very political and discriminatory. Do not even consider East Haven if you are looking for a good school for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2013

My grandson attends J.M.Middle School in the 6th grade. He has leariing disabilities and was tested and granted a IEP. The administration is aware of this but evidently the teachers were not informed of this problem. They embarass him in front of the class and they do not take the extra time to help him with his assignments as required with IEP. The other kids harrass him, make fun of him and think it is quite funny when the teacher embarrasses him. They throw sand in him face when waiting for the school bus, they trip him in gym and one time he was pushed off the sidewalk into the road where the buses come. In my book this is called BULLYING from the kids and the teachers. I do not understand why this is allowed. My daughter has been in meetings at the middle school several times but nothing seems to be done about it. His therapist has also been to the school but again nothing is done about it. I would not reccomend this school to anyone who has a child going into the 6th grade. This is just not acceptable. Do we have to go down the legal road to get anything done for this boy??? If a teacher cannot handle her/his classroom why is he/she still teaching.


Posted June 13, 2011

I just moved to east haven from clinton. First of all i just want to say that im disappointed by the of resources there are for my child. My son has a learning disablity which keeps him from processing info slower then other children. So he needs extra services to help him learn. When i was living in clinton the school had special ed classes that he attended for severale hours a day. He was doing great. So then i move to East haven and theres nothing. they have one special ed teacher and she doesn't have a class room. she just goes from room to room and my child may see one on one with her maybe 15 minutes. MY child requires special one on one time. also he has received a detention for not being able to complete his work. i don't have the money for a private school. so my son should be able to get an education from the town. thats why we pay taxes right. SO i am going to be taking this up with the board of ed. i hope they don't have the same disreguard that the east haven middle school has for education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

This school is very knowledgable within their cirriculums and guide the kids to and beyond there means giving them a chance to lvie out their dreams, hopes, and goals for the future, also getting them ready for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2005

I'm not a parent to a child at this school but I am a student and this school taught me alot more than the East Haven academy did. When I came to this school I was failing math and I didn't know how to multiply fractions. This year I scored great on my cmts because of my math teacher last year. I excel and I get honors every marking period these teachers are the best
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2004

The school is good, id give it a 9.5 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities12%
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 Students71%
Female67%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students75%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students58%
Female56%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities93%
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 76% 61%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 3% 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 55%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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