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Hamden Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 901 students

 
 

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4 stars

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4 reviews of this school


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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 68% in 2012.

420 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

417 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

447 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

427 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

422 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

457 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

458 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black36%
Asian American88%
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black59%
Asian American97%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students62%
Female71%
Male55%
Black42%
Asian American86%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black33%
Asian American75%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black55%
Asian American71%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
Black29%
Asian American71%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Writing

All Students58%
Female65%
Male50%
Black43%
Asian American75%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 42% 62%
Black 35% 13%
Hispanic 16% 19%
Asian 6% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Hamden, CT 06517
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