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Eastern Middle School

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We moved from Florida last year and I've done extensive research of the schools in Fairfield County. We chose to move to this specific area so my son could attend Eastern Middle School and I just couldn't be happier. The teachers are great and very supportive, always willing to help the kids before and after class. The staff was very helpful during enrollment and the principal is amazing. He knows every single child at school very well and keeps a close eye on them to make sure they're thriving. The kids are hardworking and kind, with very few exceptions. We made the right choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Okay so I attended this school for 3 years in the 1980s when it was still 7th-9th grades. So maybe my views are out of date. At the time, it was one of the best public middle schools in the country and the top of the 3 middle schools in the area. Academically it was strong, bullying was not tolerated (I was bullied and boy it was handled). Sports were encouraged, computer science was at the cutting edge (and this was the 1980s remember). If we moved from CA to the East coast, this is where I'd be sending my own kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

Spoiled kids, entitled parents, mediocre teachers at best. Where else in the US does a public school plan a $1000 per student field trip every year????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

I absolutely love eastern. The teachers are really smart and nice, the food is fantastic, the administration is amazing, the classrooms have lots of new technology, it's in a very convenient location, and the students are really really nice and friendly. I'm in 6th grade and my brother just graduated 8th grade, we both love it. If you are considering moving, move to greenwich! eastern is by far the best middle school in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2009

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EASTERN. The teachers are really smart and nice, the food is fantastic, the administration is amazing, the classrooms have lots of new technology, it's in a very convenient location, and the students are really really nice and friendly. I'm in 6th grade and my brother just graduated 8th grade, we both LOVE it. If you are considering moving, MOVE TO GREENWICH! Eastern is by far the best middle school in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I just moved from private school to EMS and I love it! At private school nobody got along, but at EMS everyones friends! No fights or anything! Even though the teachers usually teach from testbooks, many make it very interesting. It also has many classes that private schools do not. And Mr Mayo is AWESOME!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2006

I am a parent of 6th grade children new to EMS. I am very pleased with the staff and their attentiveness to the children and their needs. I feel EMS is the best school around, compared even to the private schools. Offer a lot, in both academics and outside interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

I am a former EMS student who graduated three years ago. Reflecting on my experience, I feel that the school did me a disservice. The teaching methods applied were extremely outdated and the faculty members generally were very unhelpful in identifying learning disabilities in students. There seemed to be a negative attitude of 'Blame the student, because his parents will believe us more then they will believe him' whenever a conflict arose. Ultimately, Eastern Middle School is probably the weakest link among the greenwich public schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2005

Very few teachers at Eastern care enough about their job as to teach in a stimulating, intriguing, and challenging manner. As teachers from Eastern teach straight from the book, our children's educational experiences are limited, and thus the students never have a chance to broaden their horizons and obtain a genuine zest for learning. Eastern also prides itself on high standardized test scores, which are simply a reflection of a child's natural intellect, not a reflection on how well the students have been taught. Lastly, a few rules and many narrow-minded teachers at Eastern discourage student individuality, while in general I have found that the hard work of academically talented students has gone unappreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

I love EMS, and as an eigth grader, I do not look forward to leaving, this school. Eastern Middle School is such a wonderful school with great teachers, and kids who goes to EMS gets a great education and practically a garentee that everything gets covered in the year. In many schools, not all material is covered. However, eastern makes it possible. Any kid who goes to EMS is the luckiest kid in the World.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic95%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female99%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian American92%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities86%
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%
Female100%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 78% 61%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 13%
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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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51 Hendrie Ave
Riverside, CT 06878
Phone: (203) 637-1744

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