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Sedgwick Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 924 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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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

Sedgwick is a welcoming school with a caring and hard-working staff. Academic and extra-curricular opportunities are endless!! There is something for everyone. Parents are involved and children seem happy. No school is perfect, but Sedgwick is perfect for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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


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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%

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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

285 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%

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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

347 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%

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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black50%
Asian American88%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black59%
Asian American88%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian American92%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black44%
Asian American90%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black44%
Asian American93%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students75%
Female80%
Male71%
Black32%
Asian American86%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Black33%
Asian American76%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Black58%
Asian American88%
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male70%
Black43%
Asian American65%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students77%
Female86%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian American75%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 57% 62%
Hispanic 18% 19%
Asian 11% 4%
Black 11% 13%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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