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Hartford Magnet Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 611 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2013

Extremely consistent expectations of students year after year. Excellent principal who is highly respected by students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2010

How do i get my daughter to this school next year? She's going to the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

We are very happy with school leadership, teachers are great and very commited to education, It's the best choice for any parent and the student. Very challenging curriculum and students are highly motivated to become leaders. Love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Hartford Magnet Middle School sets the bar to the higest level for ensure each student's acedemic success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school has high standards, challenges all of their children and provides support to those that need extra help, ensuring all kids suceed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

This school is great, there a lot of things to do. The teachers are great and stay after school to help a student if he/she needs help. The have a after school program called compass where the conslers help the students with there homework, they also have this period called rec were the kids could either play games in the gym, go to the computer lab, or do more homework. The band is great they`ve won several awards, we students love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2009

Both of my children attend HMMS. They both have enjoyed attending the school. The teachers are very good, the curriculum is challenging in most respects. One of my sons is in 6th grade and he's not very challenged in the math class though. I think there should be an option for students who excell in a subject so they dont become bored. Otherwise its been very enjoyable. The band program is excellent, the instructors are very knowledgeable. They have won numerous awards, the kids love it. They do a drama production every year at the Theater for the Performing Arts next door at the Academy of the Arts. They have art and drama classes next door at the Academy of the Arts such as theater,and humanities. Breakfast and lunch used to be free to all students but now they have to pay .75 for breakfast & 2.00 for lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2008

I went to HMMS for middle school and it really prepared me for high school. the note taking, the amount of work, just the whole package. this is a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2006

As a parent, Im extemeley happy that my child attends H.M.M.S. My daughter's first year was great, she had an awesome Homeroom/Reading teacher.(229 Rocks!!) I saw such an improvement in my daughter, within 2-weeks starting school. The classes the school offer to the students is Amazing. Some of the courses, the students choose from are offered in colleges, but here its FREE!! The teachers are Amazing, the student-teacher relationship is Amazing and good to see. Once again the quality of the academic programs are amazing, with awesome teachers, its much better then the public school my daughter recently attended. She LOVES the Hartford Magnet Middle School, and the teachers,staff and the new principle. The principle is on top of everything. I highly recommended this school. I have not stopped to let parents from my daughter's previous school, to make every attempt to apply,apply and attend the Open House.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

It's a good school however there could be another period for study hall, because the kids come home with a lot of homework, and projects however it is very challenging
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

I think that this school has a very rich curriculum and tries it's best to have every student excel well in their school.They have very impressive music programs such as chorus,keyboarding,select chorus ect. They also have visual and graphic arts. They have football,basketball(boys and girls),cheerleading,track and feild,and cross country. Though this school is presently lacking the exhilarating after-school program that they had in the past years, this is the school that actually cares about your child, not just their paycheck! So make the wise decision and choose HMMS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2005

This is a Great School! It has a very creative and challenging academic program. I was happy with the dress code and the code of conduct. This school has one of the best administrations in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

This school is ok. I really like lunch its free so I pay a $1.25 to get extra. I don't have any friends either but everyone is really nice.
—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.

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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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%

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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

198 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

191 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

203 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students65%
Female59%
Male74%
Black49%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black61%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students58%
Female63%
Male51%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students56%
Female64%
Male46%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male45%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students58%
Female69%
Male45%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 19%
White 25% 62%
Black 23% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
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 58%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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53 Vernon St
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 757-6200

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