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Middlefield Memorial School

Public | 5-6 | 325 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2008

I have a 6th grader currently in this school. I am very pleased with the principal, academics, school environment and handling of problems. My daughter is thriving here. The teachers and staff take interest in the individual child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

Two of my three children have gone through Memorial, I can't wait for the third to be done at Korn and move into Memorial. Absolutely love Memorial. Effective, hardworking, involved Principal. Great team of teachers in both programs. Field trips or not, great school. By the way, my children and I learned more on the 'fun' N.Y.C. field trip in 6th grade to Ground Zero, The Jewish Heritage Museum, St. Paul Church etc. then I have ever learned on any other field trip in this district. It was well worth the 'fun',
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

My daughter was in Contemporary last year and went on 10 field trips. She had a fantastic year and had an incredible teacher. I love Memorial!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

This is such a wonderful school. My daughter was in contemporary and had great teachers in both fifth and sixth grades. There is a lot of talk about what's better: ID or contemporary. My daughter loved her teachers in both grades and I was very pleased with her experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2005

Memorial is a wonderful school. All the teachers are caring and well trained. I've had two of my children go through Memorial and my last entering this fall. All three are in I.D. I do disagree that there is 'special treatment'. I believe that the feild trips are very evenly spread. At the end of the year the Contemporary students got to go to N.Y.C. for the day, for fun. All the I.D trips are to museums and other educational places.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

This is truly an amazing school. We moved to Durham several years ago and my son went through Korn school then Memorial. Korn was a good school and his teachers were decent, but then he had Mr.Lynch in 5th grade. That was the best year and the best teacher of his schooling. He is really an incredible teacher. Mr.Brough, the principal, was also very helpful and professional and my son went on to have a good year in 6th grade as well. Memorial School was a great experience and I look forward to when my daughter goes there next year. (I hope she has Mr. Lynch though!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

This is a great school with a fantastic DARE program. The principal is outstanding. I have had 1 child complete this school and one currently in it. Any time I call that school for ANY reason, I am met with extreme courtesy, responsiveness, caring and professionalism. The principal is very aware of the issues and concerns of this age group of children and he is exremely effective with the 'bully-proof' mission that is so important to all schools today. I say all of this from a point of 1st hand experience. My comment to the parent who did not feel their student attended field trips - why not take your child to where you would like he/she to go to on your own time. Schools can't do it all. There is a responsibility as a parent in your child's education - become active in the parent groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

Absoulotly horrible. My child only went on one field trip this year. The ID Children went on about six! Why should they get any other special treatment?
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 84% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students94%
Female99%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 95% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Middlefield, CT 06455
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