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Sedgwick Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 942 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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Posted July 31, 2014

The school goes above and beyond for children. Parents who complain are often only involved when they are disgruntled. The staff works very hard at Sedgwick and the usual parents who do "show up" and are supportive, but are few and far between.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2014

Even though they preach no bullying and zero tolerance they do not actually practice what they preach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2014

A great time for 6th graders to meet new friends. Join clubs at Sedgwick . You can always start your own too, if you don t find one that sounds good to you. Parents, get involved- stay involved.


Posted March 9, 2014

A school on the rise! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2013

We are 3 months into 6th grade, and I wouldn't say we are overly thrilled with Sedgwick. I suppose it is fine for the average student, but my child is bored in all classes except the advanced math. Everything is taught to the lowest common denominator. They burden the children with so many rules that they feel as though they can't do anything. I get it that they have to control the masses. They have various clubs and good music programs, but everything else just seems ordinary. We are looking at the magnets and other options for next year, especially after talking to a friend who attends a magnet program. I don't understand how my neighbors think this is such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

Well run and organized school. Children are broken into sections of ~100 kids with a team of teachers. This gives a small group feel with the benefits of a large school. There are diverse ethnic groupings across students and teachers and we've seen no nor heard any instances of discrimination. Our daughter studied french/spanish in england as was placed a year ahead which was accomodated in her scheduling. In 8th grade (a 6-8 grade school) she will be bussed to the highschool to continue her language there. As always, parents play a big role and the staff encourages and welcomes parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

I truly believe Sedgwick Middle School is a wonderful place. Nowhere is perfect. Sedgwick is a great school with great people. Period.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2005

Sedgwick is a horrible school. I am in 8th grade and have been extremely dissapointed about how administrations have handled certain issues that have affected me personally. Any students, teachers, or paretns reading this I have a message to you: Sedgwick middle school of West Hartford CT is a horrible place that I consider no better then a low-security detention center. Do not send your children here if other options are available and trust me you have other options. The quality of the extracirriculars is the only reason I stayed all 3 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

I'm very sorry to read the note about discrimination - and the misrepresentation about faculty. The Sedgwick faculty is extremely diverse - there are many latin teachers, guidance counselors, African American, -- you name the country and Sedgwick probably has a teacher from the area. I wonder if there are other issues bothering one but blamed on discrimination. Sedgwick celebrates and prefers diversity. Nina Koppleman
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

I felt alot of discrimination against the afr-american and hispanic. There aren't any latin teachers to teach and treat these children with the respect they deserve and everything they do would be wrong. If you are willing to deal with the discrimination in this school go ahead otherwise do not put your child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Excellent school in a great community with high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students92%
Female90%
Male93%
Black82%
Asian American94%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black79%
Asian American84%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male86%
Black81%
Asian American90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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%
Female93%
Male88%
Black70%
Asian American96%
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black80%
Asian American92%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian American88%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities94%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Black74%
Asian American100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black85%
Asian American100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black67%
Asian American100%
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Black63%
Asian American100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 58% 61%
Hispanic 18% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 24%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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128 Sedgwick Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: (860) 521-0610

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