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Slade Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 699 students

 

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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 The classes lack basic materials, or the books are over 10 years out of date.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


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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 86% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
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 85% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male40%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students47%
Female60%
Male33%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English51%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students67%
Female78%
Male56%
Black72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students39%
Female43%
Male36%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities3%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%

Writing

All Students67%
Female79%
Male56%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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
Hispanic 59% 20%
Black 20% 13%
White 19% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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183 Steele St
New Britain, CT 06052
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