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Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 888 students

 
 

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Posted July 17, 2011

WMS is a great school, my daughter is going into the 8th grade and she is also in the top level..She learns a lot from school. The teachers there are wonderful and very caring. My daughter will be well prepared when she will be going into high school..My oldest daughter went to WMS too and she also loved it, she is a special needs kid, that is a plus for WMS to take care of all her needs. It is the best school around love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2009

i love wms because it has great teachers and the rewards are better than expected for a regular school. Iwas in cluster 9 last year now i m going to 7th in a little while. My fav. teacher has to be mrs.coon because she was always active and ready for anything.WMS Rockssss!=]
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2009

i love the school its amazing i love the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

Washington Middle School is a great school were you make friends and learn alot!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2008

I myself am a student at WMS and i am going in to 7th grade. My first year at Washington was great! I learned alot from all my teachers, and they also made it fun to learn. Also, a special thanks to Mr.Rinaldi, a science teacher from cluster 7 and all the teachers of Washington. I was so scared on my first day of middle school, but all the students and teachers made it ok.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

This school is excellent because you learn alot and the teachers there are just fenomenal. I personally would like to thank all the teachers who made learning great and to all the teachers who made school worth every hour we students attended.-former student(Jelly)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2006

My older son likes Washington better than Edison because they have great Instrumental Music class. He got excellent grades in several subjects. When he went to Edison when it was opened, he wasn't happy with it. Washington have marching band, and concert. Edison don't. Washington Cafe is not as good as Edison. My daughter only likes Edison's cafe, and her classmates. Now my younger son is in 6th grade at Washington.
—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 70% in 2012.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

222 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
48%

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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

269 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

258 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
72%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Black27%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English40%

Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students41%
Female51%
Male32%
Black36%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English45%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male49%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students42%
Female57%
Male29%
Black46%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English45%
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 Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
Black26%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students29%
Female25%
Male32%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English31%

Writing

All Students42%
Female48%
Male37%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English46%
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 46% 19%
White 34% 62%
Black 16% 13%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Meriden, CT 06450
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