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Clark Lane Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 688 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2008

I am a student at Clark Lane, It is a great learning evironment, and a great place to have fun after school. The teachers and the admistration are very nice. Making friends in my 3 years at Clark Lane has never been so easy in my life. I have made friends from the age range of maybe 10-14 years. It's an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2007

CLMS is an excellent school. I admire the teachers. And the principals. My son is currently in the 7th grade. And he was having great difficulty with his assignment. But his teachers did not give up on him. The stood by him 100% of the time. And they would email me when ever he was doing good or bad. And they still do. We are more like friends. That's how comfortable I feel with them. The assistant principal was more than helpful. I greatly appreciate her word of encouragement to my son. The school is more than excellent. I attended the school over 30 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

Clark Lane is a great place for a kid to go to school. The music department, sports, and other extracurricular activities are exellent. The art program is exceptional. Although Clark Lane students may not be disiplined at times, but the teachers are nice and make the students comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2005

My oldest son graduated from Clark Lane 2 years ago. It is not a bad school, but I seriously questions the ability of the teachers to fully teach each child. I think there are too many students. The middle of the road kids are to fend for themselves. I had to practically beg for a conference in 8th grade and then only the guidence counselor met with me. He said the teachers met for a conference only as a 'last resort'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Both of my sons attend Clark Lane Middle School. I enjoy sending them off to school each day. The only down side of the discipline is that the administration doesn't punish bullies the way they should be. I don't believe it is handled properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter loves her school. The teachers and staff made her transition to a new school a comfortable experience. They also listen to the concerns of the parents and follow through with an action.
—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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

240 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
92%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students76%
Female89%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students81%
Female89%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 80% 62%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Asian 6% 4%
Black 5% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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105 Clark Ln
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 443-2837

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