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Posted February 5, 2014

When I first went to my daughter's school in efforts to acquire 504 amendments, we were denied. This was on the basis that my daughter's grades were acceptable. Upon entering middle school I requested a meeting with her team and school psychologist to review her ADHD needs. When going for her teacher parent conference there were some question in reference to my daughter handing in assignments and when I stayed that I had forgotten to remind her I was told she needs to be responsible for her assignments and could not be babysat. I re explained that she needs prompting with some things due to her ADHD. I do not feel they are very supportive to needs when 504 is not in effect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

The teachers, for the most part are encouraging and genuinely care about the students. A few are unqualified in my opinion. The principal is a flake, but the current administrative assistant is a great educator and is a key part of the school in the disciplinary factor. In general, the school is safe, and one of the best schools in the Valley, academically. Some of the staff needs to be replaced, but your child is ensured a packed 3 years of learning. Something I wish they'd fix in future years is the schedule and weekly emails become more efficient towards parents, students, and staff and that benefit everyone's learning. The new SBACK testing is also a stressful test for students, and they didn't even start yet! The PBIS system is also unneeded. But, these programs are driven to help students so I suppose there is a half logical reason for them.


Posted January 30, 2009

I love Seymour Middle school, the teachers are encouraging and great. My three years there helped me suceed and strive for achievment. I loved my experince and I'm going to miss it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

Seymour Middle is definitely the best school in the valley!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 7, 2005

This is the best school in history! It should run forever!
—Submitted by a student


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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

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 Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students85%
Female94%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 61%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 25%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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211 Mountain Rd
Seymour, CT 06483
Phone: (203) 888-4513

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