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King Philip Middle School

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3 stars

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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 86% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian American95%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian American100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian American97%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Black78%
Asian American100%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Black82%
Asian American98%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black71%
Asian American89%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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%
Male93%
Black71%
Asian American92%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Black85%
Asian American96%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black66%
Asian American92%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black75%
Asian American96%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 62% 61%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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