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Nathan Hale Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 613 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

The teachers are horrible, they teach you but don't explain. If a teacher has to be out for a a couple of months and they get a sub and she/he is rude and yells, they will do nothing about it except talk to her and she keeps doing it. The teachers are rude and the dress code is rediculos. You can't wear leggings and ripped jeans below the knee, there's dust all over the school and I didn't learn anything last year. If I had the choice I would go to west rocks.


Posted October 12, 2012

I am grateful that my children attend NHMS. The previous principal was phenomenal and was anything BUT political, knowing the whole story counts when making an opinion. We have yet to have a teachers that doesn't challenge our children, and the B(Belief), A (Awareness), R(Respect), K (Kindness) mentality is embraced and exemplified. Children who are normally sworn enemies outside of the school, respect each other within the school. Out children are in the AT program and are challenged in creative thoughtful ways. The staff is excellent, and really can't think of any true complaints
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

Great school with generally great philoshies and great teachers. However there are some teachers that seriously need to be booted up. The principal is nice but really only cares about making the school look good, not necessarily for the overall well being of the students, staff, and overall appearance of the school and quality of education,


Posted February 21, 2011

I wish the principle wasn't such a bureacratic administrator - he should move on and most of the teachers should intellectually challenge the kids. There are some absolutely outstanding teachers there but they are in a small class on their own.
—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 86% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

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 85% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students79%
Female91%
Male68%
Black53%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female98%
Male87%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students89%
Female94%
Male83%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Black58%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities75%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 61%
Hispanic 32% 20%
Black 17% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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 40%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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