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Vernon Center Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 773 students

 

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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


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.

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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 70% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

239 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

233 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
83%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male51%
Black20%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students46%
Female58%
Male36%
Black43%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black34%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students56%
Female68%
Male44%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students62%
Female62%
Male61%
Black17%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students54%
Female58%
Male49%
Black8%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students57%
Female66%
Male48%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 72% 62%
Black 14% 13%
Hispanic 11% 19%
Asian 3% 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 34%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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