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Tomlinson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 756 students

 
 

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Posted March 4, 2012

i am a sixth grader at Tomlison right now and i am enjoying my experience there the teachers are great they try to help you as much as they can i know you would think i hate it but the truthis that i love and i think other kids would enjoy tomlinson too


Posted January 3, 2010

Tomlinson Middle School is a very friendly and active school. There is a new adventure everyday. Tomlinson has a funomanal education system which includes wonderful, helpful, and reliable teachers. Although, I am a sixth grader and find it very hard to get along with the older kids-mostly eighth graders. Some are friendly and some are just mean. I also think the buses behavior should improve a lot more; I should make my part better, too. Overall, I'm very happy and appreciative to be able to go to this awesome school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2008

I have two son's (10th and 8th grade) both of which attended this school. The teachers are hit and miss we have had some very good teachers and some very bad teachers. For the most part the school is a factory - kids in kids out -My older son would do his homework on the bus ride to school in the morning and still get straight A's. Clearly not motivated because the teachers would teach to the lowest level to include all. He is now at boarding school. Last year he was so far behind his classmates because of the education he received at Tomlinson - he basically had to relearn 3 years of middle school while learning his ninth grade subject material. This year he is now doing well (90's) in honors classes at one of the best schools in the country - no thanks to Tomlinson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2008

Tomlinson is a top notch middle school. Students are generally well behaved, courteous to others and ready to learn. Teachers work together in teams to provide the best education possible. Academic excellence is expected and students try their best to achieve it.The facility has recently been renovated and technology updated. There is an astroturf soccer field, a fitness room, a Project Adventure Room, two gyms and Tech Fitness with DDR.. Extracurricular sports offerings include basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, track, flag football, golf, ski trip, etc. It's a pleasure to teach here. A Tomlinson Teacher
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 17, 2006

I am an 8th grader at this middle school right now. I know you expect me to say I hate school but this school is great for a schools standards. I have not had a bad teacher, and I admit it was very noisy during the construction but it is done now and we now have a nice newly renovated school. the sport selection is feild hockey and basketball, not much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2005

I went there last year... Its a great school with great, caring teachers. They made learning fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2005

High quality academic school! Many extra activities -- music program excellent. My daughter loves to go to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I like this school. The teachers are great. The students enjoy it very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2004

I hate this school...so much. The teachers are very boring and the school is very noisy while under construction. I can't wait till i leave in 2 years.
—Submitted by a student


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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students88%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 81% 61%
Hispanic 10% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Unquowa Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 255-8336

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