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Rochambeau Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 550 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

I have NO IDEA why person posting her/his "evaluation" of RHS here on 08/15/11 wrote what she/he wrote. Completely biases, prejudiced and can we say even discriminatory? We already had two and now have the third child there (for all 6 - 8th grades) and two of them are now at Pomperaugh HS. We both have advanced degrees and have experience with public schools in various state (MD, TX, MI, OH, CA, etc.). Rochambeau is very solid, above average (in CT and certainly nationwide) MS with all important learning environment and attitudes apparent in the way the leadership and teachers, thus also students behave and approach issues related to academic and other aspects of the school's life. Significant + positive influence had Mr. A. Salutari, for years the RMS principal, w/o doubt one of the very best, demanding and effective principal we have seen in many schools nationwide. For us, sports programs at school are not that important but even in that department RMS does quite well. Safety and learning environments are outstanding. While the RMS (as well as Reg 15 district) are not at all diverse (only 1% per U.S. Census Bureau) ts schools, RMS even more so, are very good indeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

This school is horrible. My kids start the entire school without me. There is barely any open house days. All of the time, there's bus drivers smoking outside at the end of school, in a wooded area right on school property. The teachers, they seem like they hate their students except for a few 8th grade teachers. Many fights broke out during the school year. I suggest moving away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

Going to this school was a terrible experience. I am now entering 9th grade at Pomperaug High School. The kids there are immature and mean. You will be judged based on your family's income, race, looks, and popularity. 99% of the students at this school are upper class and white. There is a lot of bullying and people that try to make your life miserable. Most of the teachers are unhelpful and do not help you if you are struggling and falling behind. However there are a few exceptions, for example my 8th grade history teacher was nice and cared about his students. However this is a rare occurence. The classes are boring and a waste of time. The focus is doing well on CMT's and other state standarized tests to try to make it look like this is a good and prosperious school, when the students don't learn anything that will help them later on in high school and future careers. The disiplinary system is corrupt and unfair to the student. You will face consequences and fines for things you were blamed for without evidence or reasoning. The sports are decent considering the cross country team is undefeated. I strongly suggest going to a different school.


Posted June 22, 2011

Amazing school! Strongest principal in Region 15. The vice principal is wonderful as well. They make a great team. It is a well oiled machine. Kids seem very considerate of one another. Teachers always greet you with a smile. The whole staff is just fantastic. They do the job they were hired to do. I can't say enough wonderful things about RMS. My child is happy there and eager to goto school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

Wonderful school with a wonderful faculty. This school is a well oiled machine! Kudos to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Rms is one of the best schools ever. I went there and I acheived straight a's and all of the teachers were amazing and could help with any question you had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2004

This school is one of the best I've been in. I had a great time while I was there, and my grades improved dramatically (compared to other schools I'd been in). The teachers are glad to help, and they even make learning fun!
—Submitted by a former 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 70% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
n/a
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 68% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

179 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

155 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

163 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students92%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students79%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 62%
Asian 7% 4%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Black 1% 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 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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