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Rochambeau Middle School

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Posted May 15, 2014

Rochambeau Middle School is an amazing school. I achieved straight A's even though I'm not that bright of a kid. When I had questions, the teachers would help me understand more easily. There is nothing needed for improvement in the school. My peers accepted me and no person was bullied. I suggest attending RMS: you, your child, or someone you know will definitely love the teachers and find what you learn very interesting.


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 86% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

183 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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

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 86% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
89%
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 Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities86%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities95%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities100%
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%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students95%
Female99%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities97%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Black 1% 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 4%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Southbury, CT 06488
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