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West Shore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 573 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

i think they are overall a very nice school. Pleasent teacher but i think that they should put a little bit of money into upgrading the school. But as i said in all a great school


Posted March 25, 2011

West Shore Middle School has teachers that not only teach my children, they engage them. My children always come home with a teacher story that amazed, humored or enlightened them! They are a caring group of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

I love west shore even though they don't have AC it doesn't matter because they do teach us dicipline there
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 9, 2008

It has no AC... Music levels very low and student dicipline not very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

West Shore Middle School is an excellent school for children to attend to. The teachers at West Shore offer great support to students, and also have a great way of teaching without making lessons boring. Kids are smart, and the principle sets high expectations for them. Many students are capable of algebra by 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2007

My son went to West Shore and my daughter attends there now. I feel it's a great school. If your child is a good student and wants to learn they will learn. No matter how good the teacher is, if the child does not want to be there and does not want to learn or has problems at home, it will show at school and they will have problems in school. I have to laugh at all the parents who love to blame our teachers. Teachers can only do so much. Parents stand up and take responsibility for your own kids actions. West Shore teachers are great. They really give it all they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

I found West Shore Middle School to be an excellent school where the teachers really care about the students and show the students repect.My Son left a terrible middle School and had a wonderful time at West Shore and his grade's also improved.I am also very greatful to the Dean of West Shore Mr.Firn for showing my Son how a good school treats their Children,with repect and understanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

Most of the teachers are excellent. Kids are challenged, especially when a parent makes it clear they want their child challenged. School pride is above average for a school with no interscholastic sports, which towns surrounding Milford have. The building was an elementary school, so the 8th graders use bathrooms designed for K-2. Upgrades are needed, but overall a decent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2004

Its a great school, the teachers give 150%. I have two children in the school, one in 6th and one in 8th, both children love the school. I like the feeling of a family when you enter, the teachers care and that means alot to the children and their families. Keep up the great job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

A terrible school. Gifted program is non-existent. The Special Education program is the worst I've ever seen. Illegal drug use is rampant on and off school grounds. The quality of many teachers is poor, as is the actual educational material. While there are of course several teachers that seem to actually care, they unfortunately are the exception. Overall, the feeling that permeates the air is one of failure. The school, from the cafeteria to the principal's office seems to have given up. The students of course feel this and act accordingly.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

199 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

184 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

189 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students69%
Female80%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students63%
Female76%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities68%
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 Students71%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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
White 78% 62%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Asian 7% 4%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Milford, CT 06460
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