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Torrington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1127 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


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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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students77%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 61%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Black 5% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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