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Tomlinson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 784 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 70% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

271 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students87%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 84% 62%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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