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James H. Moran Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 813 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2013

I've been in moran for 3 years and it's AWFUL. the school lunch is a joke, the people are so mean and bully everyone. the teachers all don't know how to teach. looking back at the comments about moran from 2008 really shows me how much moran has changed. its a terrible school. we go on no field trips, barely anything fun. no one who attends moran likes it. not even parents. i know plenty of parents and students who hate this school. its not school its prison.


Posted February 23, 2009

As a student at moran I know what I'm talking about. Moran is the best cause they have great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I think that this school has excellent standards and great staff and excellent teachers. I am in the 6th grade and my teachers are excellent. The principal is extremely nice and the same to the vice principal. I think that the overall school expierience at James H. Moran Middle School has the highest standards and that they are always met!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

At first I wanted nothing to do with Moran, but after being a student for 3 years I truly believe that Moran is a great school. Moran provides multiple opportunities for a student, with a great sports department and a great music department, as well as many other opportunities such as sewing, art, cooking, and technology ed. There is no way that at a child will not succeed at Moran.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2005

i believe that this school is terrific it is a great school and i believe that the teachers are wonderful to my child.
—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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

206 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

250 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%

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

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

282 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students67%
Female80%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students64%
Female79%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian American87%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian American78%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students73%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian American91%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 82% 62%
Hispanic 10% 19%
Asian 6% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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