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Hamden Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 906 students

 
 

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Posted September 17, 2014

I have been very happy with Hamden Middle School. I have one child who matriculated through this school and another currently attending. The facility is new and kept very nicely, Principal Levy is very approachable and dedicated. I have always felt welcome and respected when I came to the school for any reason. There is a great system for parent communication called the Parent Portal which really keeps you in touch with your child's progress and daily assignments. The school is extremely well organized into smaller teams of students and teachers which is so important when you have a student body as large as Hamden's. The team teachers work together in a coordinated effort and I have been impressed with the teaching staff. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2013

this school is ok, however there are to many distractions in this school and some teachers are a little out of hand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Great area to live, very safe, nice town. Good school to have your child attend . It was built recently and the school is well equipped and the teachers are very organised. I love Hamden schools on the whole. If you are moving to New Haven try to live in Hamden town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is designed to allow children to learn and grow at multiple levels. Many high tech features incuding white boards in classrooms. Principal is very involved and all the teachers care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2005

This middle school has good academic programs and the music program are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

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 86% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

418 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

447 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black71%
Asian American97%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black78%
Asian American93%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students83%
Female94%
Male73%
Black76%
Asian American96%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black76%
Asian American97%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black73%
Asian American90%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black52%
Asian American90%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian American97%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities42%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 61%
Black 34% 13%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 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 40%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2623 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
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