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Slade Middle School

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Posted October 6, 2012

The staff at Slade are not focused on helping students to succeed. They are just there for a paycheck. Also, they do not encourage parents to get involved and treated me like a bother because I cared about how my children did in school. I did everything to try to help them and was treated very poorly. I was left with no choice but to change schools, then my children were successful. Very disappointing and discouraging. Worst middle school in New Britain!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2012

i go to this school and its the best in new Britain middle school. i know its not good because were poor. if some would donate money we would get new desks and tables and other things.


Posted September 29, 2010

Poor Administrative support for classroom books, supplies, and best practices for learning. The classes lack basic materials, or the books are over 10 years out of date. High teacher turn-over as the administration lacks skills or interest in supporting new and current staff. Faculty meetings are set to complete Administrative paperwork or complain about discipline in the classrooms without any ideas or support... for the most part these meetings are time wasters. The Administers cruise the hallways to check on uniform compliance, and send uncompliant students for a full day in-house suspension. The suspension room holods the children without any tasks, books, films, or any structure at all... makes for havoc and very bored middle-schoolers. The Administration has NOY advocated in the classsrooms for discipline and a safe learning environment. Feels like a world war some days throughout the building. Absolutely no love of learning here.


Posted February 25, 2010

Ican't understand how a child can go to school without tools they need to learn. For example school books, no home work. Slade is not a good school, they dont challenge the kids, just pass them on the next grade.Horrible school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

They need to concentrate more in the kids education. They don't let us as parent to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

The school lacks good leadership because those with the authority to make changes are too busy worrying about themselves and not the welfare and education of the children. The special education program lacks a knowledgeable special education teachers therefore the children get nothing out of it. And the children that go here do have a lot of issues and in most cases it appears that the parents are the ones responsible although some teachers do nothing to try and help these children. That being said there a few great teachers. Ones who it seems really try with these kids. This schools needs a serious overhaul and it's teachers and administrators should be audited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2006

Horrible, no work is getting done. They handle too many problems, that they hardly even have time to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

I think its a pretty good school, but the students have way to many problems, with the way they act. As far as the teachers go, I think they are too busy dealing with the troubled students, to teach anything useful. This school needs serious help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2005

Horrible school! My daughter did not get a grade in math last semester because her cluster could not keep a math teacher. The school hired two math teachers and they both quit. They've had substitute teachers since the beginning of the school year and haven't learned a thing. The teachers are very lenient and do not challenge the students academically. My overall rating of this school is very poor. They have more behavior problems than they can handle and the children's education suffer for it.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

196 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%

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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
58%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

223 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students16%
Female13%
Male20%
Black9%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Reading

All Students30%
Female29%
Male31%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Writing

All Students20%
Female26%
Male15%
Black18%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
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 Students28%
Female28%
Male28%
Black17%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male37%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students23%
Female35%
Male12%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
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 Students26%
Female26%
Male26%
Black23%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%

Reading

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
Black26%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Science

All Students12%
Female10%
Male14%
Black2%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic12%
Multiracialn/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%

Writing

All Students23%
Female31%
Male16%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
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 58% 19%
Black 22% 13%
White 18% 62%
Asian 1% 4%
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 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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183 Steele St
New Britain, CT 06052
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