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King Philip Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 879 students

 
 

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Posted October 30, 2012

My first year at KP was an eight out of ten. I had great, personal companionship with many of my teachers. What I did not like was their approach to Health class. They give you all the info about puberty and substance abuse at the same overwhelming time. I had a severe anxiety attack. Also I lost my friendship with my best friend because KP put us on different teams of 100 kids. We are on the same team this year but now she has other friends and my friends are on a different team so I am alone. Also, KP focuses more on control and C.M.T. prep than a real enjoyable education. We take notes and tests and that's it. The classes are too big to discuss and the whole thing is a stressful race to beat the clock. P.E. is basically doing 50 push-ups and jogging, which is great if you're in the military, but stressful if you're in seventh grade. It's all way too easy and boring, too.I wish KP could live up to its potential and challenge us. I'd rate this year a two out of ten. There are much better schools out there that King Philip Middle School.


Posted April 16, 2010

I'm just blown away by the quality of the faculty and administration! All of my daughter's teachers have been consistently and immediately responsive to all inquiries I've made, they each have a good understanding of my child and she has really thrived and grown there. They work hard to promote a healthy learning and social environment. The music program is phenomenal! Wonderful, wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I went to K.P and all 4 of my children went to K.P. The teachers are the best in the country. My youngest daughters kindergarten class was so unique, the teachers so dedicated and boy did those kids learn. It was amazing. The dedication of the staff is what sets K.P. apart no matter if it was an elementary school, or a middle school or at one time, both.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I love this school with a burning passion! It is my home away from home and if i had a choice to go here or a rich school with a spa...etc...i would definitely still go to KP! its the best school ever! You even have a good relationship with the teachers! we love them<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2009

Run-of-the mill education where it could be top notch. Administration more focused on control and preparing for CMTs than providing a true learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I will be attending King Philip this year and it looks like a great school. Everyone seems very friendly


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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%

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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

273 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male86%
Black60%
Asian American91%
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black64%
Asian American93%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black65%
Asian American80%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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%
Female74%
Male85%
Black50%
Asian American86%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black77%
Asian American93%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black63%
Asian American93%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Black47%
Asian American84%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students88%
Female88%
Male87%
Black67%
Asian American92%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male79%
Black43%
Asian American85%
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian American85%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities90%
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 65% 62%
Hispanic 12% 19%
Asian 10% 4%
Black 9% 13%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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100 King Philip Dr
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-8236

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