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Pawcatuck Middle School

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Posted December 16, 2010

My daughter has switched schools 3 times and out of the 3 this was the worst. One of the 6th grade teachers gave so much homework my on average my daughter was up untill eleven every night trying to finish. The teachers do not listen to student imput or parent imput. Also the extra curricular activites are small, unorganized and the coaches are loud and ignorent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

I graduated in 2003 and it was a good school, very friendly staff and great learning enviorment


Posted January 21, 2008

I think that pms is a great school! it is so very clean and everyone is just so thoughtful. The cafitera is so clean and evryday i come home learning something new! The principal is so nice and she leadss the school with pride! Parents are so involved and so is the school. PMS is so active and knows a lot! Even the 5th grade is doing a class called DARE and helps you inside and out of of school. The school also helps out in the comunity so much and even people in the war. PMS is such a safe school and is just a wonderful place to learn!


Posted July 19, 2007

i just graduated from there and it was the best school i have been to
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2007

Pawcatuck Middle School is a wonderful school. My son is in sixth grade and all his teachers are very involved. You can tell they really care and enjoy teaching. There is a strong sense of team with these teachers. I could not be more satisfied. Thank you to all those sixth grade teachers. Well done !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

this school is awesome! They don't give hardly any homework, but do give it when needed. The teachers are really nice (99%), and there are no bugs crawling around on your lunch trays. The academics are good, and there are AP classes available in 8th grade. We have art, general music, chorus, band, and lots of other in-school and out-of-school activities. Parents are very involved with everything we do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2005

this school is the worst school my daughter has gone to in all of her life. The teachers assigned tooo much homework, that she wasnt able to finish it with in one night. My daughter came home sick from school after she had seen a bug crawling around on her lunch tray. This school needs great improvment, and alot of help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 84% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students81%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students89%
Female98%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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%
Female87%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 95% 61%
Hispanic 3% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Black 0% 13%
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 16%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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40 Field St
Pawcatuck, CT 06359
Phone: (860) 599-5696

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