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Posted September 3, 2013

Shelton Intermediate school needs to take serious action regarding "Bullying" I also agree that there needs to be cameras in this school, as my child was also bullied under their supervision. My child is traumatized by the experience at this school and received no support from the staff, principal or guidance. My child now has to be homeschooled because of being terrified to go back! Superintendent needs to look at what's happening at this school and make sure steps are taken to insure safety of our children and that they are in a safe school environment conducive to learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

My son is in the 8th grade now. I love SIS. He complains about the rigid structure, but I never hear about fights, bullies, or skipping class! The only complaint I have is that homework gets the same weight as a test score. My son, like most young teens, sometimes forgets or misplaces homework and then gets a 'zero' grade. All of his test scores are A's so this really hurts his average. My son is very motivated and gets up and makes his own breakfast and bag lunch and is out the door. He loves going to school. He has had academic opportunities like the science olympiad, Sikorsky club, Salmon club and others that I didn't have. And I went to an expensive private school. The staff are excellent and really care about 'their' kids. It is a beautiful facility- the rest of the town's buildings look like bomb shelters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

Ok I have 1 son here since 7th grade, now 8th; and this school is superb! Some people worry about the 'test scores,etc' Which is ridiculous, because these 'test scores' don't truly represent what a child/student can actually do! Example: some children have 'stage-fright,' some do great on all tests, others, may have other issues/things on their mind during the period of testing (personal/life issues..hey we've all been there!) While others just find it so incredibly stressful during these particular tests; thus may/may not score great!! With all of the above in mind; test scores, test scores, can obviously boil down to either a 'great day, bad, etc.'! What really matters..is that the entire staff here truly care about your child & their education!! These teachers work hard to make sure each student is well equipped to go on to their next stage, as well as give long lasting good memories/values!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2008

Bad school. Sure, its clean and it was just built but the system is boogus! As a student there i feel like im in jail. The teachers dont even let you go to the bathroom! Also, we have to stay in one section of the school at all times and we never go outside unless its for a certain gym activity and its nice out. The teachers all say that they do this for our safety so that we would want to come to school because it would be a safe place but those are the specific reasons why most of us (students) dont want to go to school. If we atleast went outside during the day then maybe we would enjoy it more. Finally, the cluster system should be changed. I thought that middle school would give me more freedom but i dont even see half of my friends anymore!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

I am a substitute teacher who works occasionally at SIS. I am a former teacher. I think that SIS is a wonderful, well run school. It their test results are not way up there, the demographics must be considered. I have found the kids to be great as well.


Posted December 22, 2006

Great school, great teachers, safe school.
—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 85% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

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

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

453 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

454 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

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 Students96%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American93%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities98%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian American91%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 83% 61%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 4% 13%
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 20%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Shelton, CT 06484
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