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East Shore Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 532 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2011:
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Posted March 2, 2014

East Shore has great communication to the parents, is safe, and teachers communicate with student who need help or are in trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

This school harbors no creativity at all. The majority of the teachers blabber on and on about the lesson but the students collect no information. Then, the teachers complain about aggravation. How is this supposed to get kids to succeed. Some of the teachers are magnificent at what they do, but many should be replaced with study hall, an advisor, and a textbook. I think kids would succeed better this way. They only take a random set of kids for enrichment, while a select few kids in the school who are leagues above those in the gifted program aren't even considered. This school needs to be looked over quite a few times. With a few adjustments in staff and procedure, it could be the best school in Milford. It's a shame this will never happen.


Posted January 11, 2011

Disappointed with this school and some of its staff, who are disconnected both to the student body and parents of students. Little communication with parents and not much feeling of community. No fostering of creativity. Most projects and schoolwork have seemed rote and not very interesting - which may be the norm for Connecticut middle schools. Loads of homework, which means that students don't have much, if any, time to spend with their friends or family. (Much of it is repetitive busywork.) Get the feeling that the kids are being processed in a cookie-cutter fashion, which is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

I am the current band director, and I just got hired this year. I've already learned that there are some extremely talented young musicians at this school. The faculty is so nice, and really care deeply for their students. The administration is top notch, very supportive of us teachers, and really help cultivate a conducive working and learning environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2009

The East Shore administration and staff really care about the kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

Milford needs to take a close look a budget and come up with a Gifted & Talented Program and offer some kind of team sports be it intramurals or interscholastic; needs to be a budget item - may get them out of no child left behind status.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2006

I think East Shore is a civilized, well-mannered school, the way schools should be. It is a place to learn. The teachers have great senses of humor and they teach well. I am happy to have my daughter, a sixth-grader, in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

This is very focused on acedemics. Students are required certain things and I feel that the focus is a little off in this school.
—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.

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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

152 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

175 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
88%
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%
Female84%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students70%
Female79%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities77%
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

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students81%
Female78%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students71%
Female66%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Writing

All Students71%
Female84%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
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 89% 62%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Black 3% 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 12%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Milford, CT 06460
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