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New Fairfield Middle School

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Posted May 19, 2014

New Fairfield Middle School was recently awarded the BEST MIDDLE SCHOOL by CAS. My child has thrived in this school, due to the incredible staff of teachers and the principal, Christine Baldelli. NFMS has a strict anti-bullying policy, that as a parent I appreciate and support. The teachers have always been available for extra help or support when needed. Every staff member has been important to our family. Including the guidance counselor, office staff and the caring school nurse. Our PTO organizes and gets parents involved, putting on great events for everyone to enjoy. My child has truly enjoyed being a student at this wonderful school, with all it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2011

I have had two children pass through NF middle school. I have been generally pleased with the level of education and the quality of the teaching staff with one BIG exception. The middle school Algebra teacher, Mrs. Cochis, cannot manage her classroom and cannot control herself. She yells and screams at her students and warns that they will be "losers" in life. There were several times I considered complaining to the administration but never did because my kids were well-behaved and getting good grades in her class. I wish I had complained though, especially hearing from other students/parents about what was going on in that classroom. .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I'm currently in eighth grade at this school, and frankly, I think it's the worst school I've ever been to. The teachers are either extremely strict and belittle the children over crazy things, or they're totally pushovers and don't teach anything! The homework is either piled on way too much, or not given enough, depending on the class. Honestly, I can't wait to get out of this place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2010

I am in seventh grade on the red team and I think that NFMS is an excellent School. Yes the teachers are a little strict but its a good thing. ALso the field trips are amazing. I have been to Midevil Times, Mystic Seaport/ Aquarium, Kettle Town, IMax and out on Long Island Sound on the scooner trip. I love NFMS!!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2008

I'm an eighth grader here. The teachers are a little strict but thats good because it helps students do what they need to do to succeed. Also, it is a fun and safe learning environment for kids. We constantly have drills for emergencies so we are prepared and no one gets hurt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2005

My children are entering the 7th and 8th grade. One of my children needs special attention and finally in the Middle school, they received it. Staff will work with you and get involved with the students. However, at times it does appear that the parents must make the first attempt at communication. For the most part we are happy with the Middle school and it is one of the better schools in this year.
—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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students94%
Female99%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities99%
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 91% 61%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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56 Gillotti Rd
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 312-5886

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