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Portland Middle School

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Posted June 5, 2014

Yes, parents must take accountabilty for kids but too many parents (everywhere) DON'T. This town is no exception; With nearly 20 years of parenting in this school system, we noticed it is not unusal for children of transplant citizens/taxpayers to have a tough entry into the school social structure of the school system. Newcomers don't have the advantage of knowing the social structure as townies do. Middle school years (like many public middle schools) were the absolute worst and administrators proved to be shockingly ineffective. As someone told friends decads ago, "Many people here send their kids here until 8th grade; then seek alternatives." 20/20 hindsight--would NOT bring children to this school system. Since administrators are beholden to BOE/community expectations, magnet and private schools are super alternatives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

It's time for parents 2 take accountability 4 their kids - and address the fact that if they think there is a bully issue - that it clearly does not fall on the school / it falls on the parents & how they hold their kids accountable 4 their actions ! On top of that - look at the kids ages we are dealing with !! This is when bullying usually starts - and the kids start 2 TEST the limits ! I have had kids in big city schools as well as small towns like Portland and there is no differance! It is a issue nationwide & Portland is no differant ! What's differant from when we where raised 2 now is the parenting and it falls on us! Today parents CREATE a sense of entitlement 2 these kids that is like no other - & it clearly shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

Absolutely agree with previous comments; way too much bullying throughout this entire system. Administrators interested only in image and 'yes man' each other--parents don't count. Teachers and cirriculum very good but unless your kids have ultra thick skin and can focus solely on the academcs (IF other kids will let them, that is), don't spend your hard earned $ on taxes in this town.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 85% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Writing

All Students97%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 85% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 3% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Portland, CT 06480
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