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James H. Moran Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 755 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 86% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

261 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students86%
Female93%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students79%
Female92%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students87%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities90%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 61%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 12%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wallingford, CT 06492
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