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Torrington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1134 students

 

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Posted December 28, 2013

Tms is a great school. It gets bad reviews, but those are always from people who haven't gone there . I am a 7th grader at the school and have really enjoyed my experience so far. Not only do the teachers help me as well as other students display a better understanding of middle school concepts, such as early alegbra, they make the learning interesting as well. At Tms, you learn how to apply your learning to every day experiences and have fun in the process. Most students at Torrington Middle School are kind and welcoming also. My advise to any new student at the school, whether you are an incoming sixth grader or you are moving to the city from somewhere else, is to keep your head held high and be confident. Torrington Middle School is great, but you just have to let it show you that it is. Good Luck! I hope to see you at Torrington Middle School!!!!!!


Posted November 10, 2013

Great teachers who do an amazing job educating students with a wide range of abilities.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 4, 2010

Wonderful, diverse school with caring staff. Students are very motivated as demonstrated by their perseverance to raise money to bring Tina Meier to address the school on Cyberbullying. I feel lucky to work there and with these children.


Posted November 19, 2008

This is my son's 1st year at TMS. I had major concerns since he was bullyied in grade school. My son has always struggled and received extra help but always was a B student. Since he has been going to TMS, I have not had one problem, the teachers are all wonderful and my son just got his report card and rec'd 4 A's and 2-B's. He loves the school and the teachers are very encouraging with him. My experience so far has been excelent. (I do aggree though that not enough information comes home about extra cirriculum activies)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

Tms has been has been a nightmare,teachers don't listen to kids issues/problems.I'd rather they used some of the millions on better teachers & teach compassion then on a new school. I'd rather pay for a private school for 6-8th grades..Sorry TMS you failed the grade in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

I love going to this school, we do get a bad reputation but i really enjoy it there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment!! This is my daughters first year there and she dislikes it. The academics are very poor, but the music dept has a great program. What ever happen to the three R's. Plus not enough information comes home to the parents to what is happening at school. At this time my child would like to attend a different school (maybe catholic school).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

The school is too big. They mainstream too many kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2003

Everyone has forgotten that these kids are not adults yet and will be some time before they are! There is not enough information getting to parents on what is going on at the school so we know what clubs or activities your child can try for. I have had two children in this school and nothing has changed over all the years still!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Last year my step-daughter came to live with us in the middle of her sixth grade year.....for the most part everything was okay......then one day she comes home and tells us she got a detention for not having a book cover....please, give me a break....meanwhile down the street one of her fellow classmates never attends school and passes on into the seventh grade no problem....hmmmmm, what is wrong with this picture????
—Submitted by a parent


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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%

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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

323 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

345 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

365 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

381 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students58%
Female71%
Male46%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students60%
Female72%
Male49%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 76% 62%
Hispanic 15% 19%
Black 6% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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200 Middle School Rd
Torrington, CT 06790
Phone: (860) 496-4050

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