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North End Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1206 students

 

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Posted January 17, 2014

This school is way too packed! I am going here next year with my friend trinity and i don't really have a choice but whatever. I hate this school! Not looking forward to it...


Posted December 30, 2010

This school is improving...Dramatically. It's certainly been better there. The atmosphere feels great, and the school feels welcoming.


Posted December 17, 2010

i am a student at nems and it is avey great classy school,so are the teachers


Posted March 10, 2010

Oh my goodness, 69.9% of these students who attend at North End act stereotypically of there race and are easily tempered. 69.9% have no respect for the school, they are rude to the teachers, they start to talk whenever they feel like talking and sometimes they never stop. There are fights almost every week, in and out of the school campus. I serious, how come the students who want to learn have to have that experience discarded thanks to the abomination happening around this school. This isn't fair, I feel melancholy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2010

I'm a student who attends at North End, and I must say it's an average drama middle school. There are certain students in the 8th grade that constantly develop mischief. The CMT scores certainly increased over the last couple of years. They are smart students, but many don't have the tendency to be motivated to learn and be respectful. The teachers are amazing, to be exact. There are old, young, and just about right to be hired in a middle school. You are very likely to be friends with teachers. They aren't your everyday strict professors or teachers. Not every single teacher is nice, but it's natural. There are, sadly, fights, but not every single day. Mainly the girls are considered the most violent in North end when it comes to arguing and battling. This is a normal school; drama, attitude, etc. Every school around the U.S. has problems too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

I have 3 boys, 2 of them graduated from NEMS and 1 is in 7th grade. Not all was or is well, but I strongly beleive that it takes a village! We all have to have a collaborative attitude when it come to our responsibilities of teaching a child, they are all different. My children are great kids but are nor infaliable. Children, Teachers, and Administrators need support! North End just as any public funded school needs the communities support. Bashing the errors over their heads doesn't make the school more productive helping and supporting it does! My boys are better in spite of difficulties and NEMS played and continues to play a key role. Let's begin to support Schools and maybe just maybe our kids will do the same when they are adults. Break the cycle of mistrust and failure!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

its a great school my son its there he is graduating this year ,remember good manners start at home but some parents think that the teachers are babysitters, teach yaour kid good manners at home and everything will be ok!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

North End is completely out of control, the administrators never want to hear it, they say they will look into it but, yet nothing ever gets done. I have a daughter there who has been bullied since the beginning of the school year. The personnel is rude and that is being kind - It is shameful to allow these kids to control the school and the schools response is always ' we are working on it' Where is the zero tolerance for bullying'. The students should be teacher and the teachers and other administrators should be students. Its a real, real shame. And tholse children that are gifted are distracted by the abuse that goes on in the school. My daughter is gifted and she can no longer handle the stress of what goes on there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2009

i actually go to the school im in 7th grade and have to say the kids there are rude and disobediant and theirs a very bad bully issue i just had one couple months ago and continue to have one.so take it from astudent it sux.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2008

NEMS is a really great school. I just graduated from the class of 2008. In all schools there are certain children who are trouble makers. Most of the negativity thrown to the school is by rumors. Only the negativity is recognized but there are many great and gifted pupils in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2008

This school is absolutely horrible. The teachers are resistive to parental support and input. The administrators refuse to deal with the teachers who are unprofessional and ineffective with regards to meeting the needs of the children. This has been the worse experience of my childs life... her happy outlook on school has been totally changed by this atmosphere. I refuse to send her to this setting again next year..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I'm a parent and i believe the principal and theteachers aren't paying much attention to the kids that reach out to them to address the issues of bullying and intimidation. Im dissapointed by the way they deal with that issue. Ive heard so many good things about north end untill. im hoping these issues are addressed and be given
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2007

I currently have one child attending NEMS, and one graduated in 2006. I am also a graduate of NEMS, and how things have changed. I am disappointed with the quality of education that my child is getting. I'll be happy when my child graduates, I would take him out but he has to stay in his district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

I am very pleased with North End Middle School and my children are happy there. The teachers are very attentive to my children's educational needs. I am very lucky that my children attend North End Middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

I used to be student at North End and I think its a very bad school. The new thing they have Houses is the worst thing that could have happened to that school. I am so happy that I am not there anymore.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2005

I am a student at NEMS and think North End Middle School does a very good job,expecially the teachers.They help the children out when they need it the most. I definetly think that the blue, red, and gold house idea is a great one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2003

I feel the staff does a good job, but you can only do so much with what you have. My child has done very well academically, but the student issues he has had to deal with have been disappointing.
—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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
24%

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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

352 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

384 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
61%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%

2009

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

378 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
67%
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 Students29%
Female24%
Male34%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English32%

Reading

All Students47%
Female43%
Male50%
Black47%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English51%

Writing

All Students32%
Female37%
Male27%
Black29%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English34%
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 Students36%
Female36%
Male36%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students36%
Female49%
Male26%
Black34%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English39%
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 Students26%
Female25%
Male26%
Black20%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English28%

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Black8%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English21%

Writing

All Students37%
Female45%
Male30%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English40%
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
Hispanic 51% 19%
Black 34% 13%
White 13% 62%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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534 Bucks Hill Rd
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: (203) 574-8099

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