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Intermediate School

Public | 7-8 | 925 students

 
 

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4 stars

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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


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.

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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 68% in 2012.

425 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

424 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

441 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

466 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

463 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian American91%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian American95%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students76%
Female88%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian American86%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian American90%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian American87%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian American87%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian American84%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 62%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Asian 5% 4%
Black 3% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Shelton, CT 06484
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