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Newtown Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 897 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2011

Our daughter has had nothing but a positive experience a NMS. The core teachers have been demanding and excellent. The rotations have been educational yet "fun". Yes, the building needs renovation but that is secondary to education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Just by reading the reviews, it seems that Newtown Middle School is not teaching its students to write! This town is filled with people defending its mediocre schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

NMS was horrfic for our children. In fact, the teachers were so intollerant we decided to move out of newtown alltogether. The teachers are narrow minded and exceedingly rigid, perhaps they were bankers in their former lives. if your student has a teacher who is not willing to accept a out of the box thinker or a "NON COOKIE CUTTER KID" get your child out of that class immediately. Newtown Middle School tolerates it's own intolerance. Not all children are the same. Don't buytheir political lip service. These people are false.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The teachers are just amazing!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

This school is great! The teachers are only the best, and the school has new supplies. (Including a fittness center that has over 20 machines available for use by the students.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

My child is doing so well thanks to the great teachers and the emotional support that she gets in this school. Her grades have improved so much this year. Even though the school is not modern like Reed, the core values and the emphasis on kindness over competitiveness make it stand out as a happy, safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

I love this school it is amazing and exremely beautiful and full of love and great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

NMS is a wonderful place to be all the teachers are so nice and i learn something new everyday. I love the school and feel like there doing a great job by preparing us for the High School. My only complaint would be that the luch could use a total Makeover and to my understanding there doing the best of there ability to fix that problem. To me the real thing is that there do a great job providing a safe envirment for kids to learn in and thats what really matters.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

The school is literally falling apart and the students lack proper education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I think NMS needs tremendous improvement. The teachers are completely apathetic. There are hardly any extra-curricular activities and there isn't even a school paper. The principal is completely out of touch and doesn't respond to parents. Communication to parents is extremely poor. My children used to enjoy school and participate in many activities at Reed, but now they just want to get home asap. The building is deteriorating and the facilities are old and outdated. The music program is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I think that NMS is a great school. I go there as a student and I think that the academics are wonderful along with the athletic teams and activities. I would like to suggest that our school starts to offer snacks and beverages at the basketball games though. I think that would attract a lot of the students because we don't exactly have the best supporting fan group yet. But if we offer snacks and asks students to volunteer, we could make money in the process. Thanks! =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2006

the school gets an overall B+ to A-.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

this school is old and hot! getsome air conditioning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

i love the academics, my children are learning so much about the revolutionary war right now, every day they come home with another random fact about. The only thing they seem not to like is how the luches are not that great. The sides don't always have good fruit they say. They also say that the pizza is cold and the main entree isn't the most appitizing ever. However, I love going to the concerts and watching my child play in the orchestra, the cello! The other music groups ae great too, the band is magnificent and the singers are wonderful. The music progarm is a complete success.
—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.

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 68% in 2012.

428 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

424 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

439 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

426 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

426 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
94%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 62%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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11 Queen St
Newtown, CT 06471
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