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Vernon Center Middle School

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Posted October 19, 2009

We have never had a school that our Son brags about. How great the teachers are and the staff. VCMS got him so involved with alot of different things that his grades are getting better and better. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I can email my daughter's teachers at any time with questions and they respond that day! always responsive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Great teachers and staff a wonderful PTO that makes sure the kids are the best they can be
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

The teachers really care about the students and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

vernon center middle school is an outstanding school because they care so much about the children. They have a SOAR program .. Standing for Safety, Organization, Achievement and Respect. The children in 6th Grade are so organized with planners, It is a great way to teach them organization and achievement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Team Legend 6th grade teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

I think that VCMS is a great school. I like how their are different teams. Sometimes the children get way too much homework though. One time my daugther had to carry 3 big books home. That is insane.Most of the teachers are very nice.It is a pretty good school.
—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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students82%
Female80%
Male84%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students68%
Female83%
Male54%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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%
Female83%
Male84%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students75%
Female70%
Male80%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students80%
Female89%
Male70%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 61%
Black 14% 13%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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 41%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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777 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: (860) 870-6070

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