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2 Tetlow St
West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 937-4390
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April 06, 2014
So far I have no complaints about Carrigan. My child is in 5th grade and really likes going to school. She has a great teacher who is so helpful and makes learning fun for the students. Even with my child's learning disabilities she feels very comfortable being at school. At this point I am a happy parent.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2013
Carrigan School is one of the best schools for grades 5-6.It is a great school beacuse everybody is very nice and caring.All teachers are very nice and outgoing they are nice and outgoing becuase if u have a frown on your face they can easily cheer you up.Other than the teachers personalities is that the school is very big not big enough to get lost in.

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2011
wait till you get to the high school worse than Carrigan good luck you will need it

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2011
Hi! My name is Diamond.Thanks for sending me all of my belongings especially my album.It was a pleasure.

- submitted by a community member

June 01, 2011
Definately not thrilled with Carrigan. There is a bullying problem at the school as well as on the buses, but even worse, there is a horrible morale problem. The teachers are constantly screaming at the kids, and the kids have no respect as a result. The principal is aloof and absolutely will not help you or respond when you have problems. To be fair, the assistant principal is very good, and there are some great teachers (some). My kid is at the top of the class, so trust me, we are involved and paying attention, but having to send our child to Carrigan leaves us feeling pretty hopeless. In the words of our child, "Carrigan is not my school." BUT, we are very happy with our child's main teacher. We are looking for ways to protect our younger child from Carrigan, however, as are all of our friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 12, 2010
I think carrigan honestly has no rating as a school . It gets most of it's bad rep from the kids who are in fact bad before they even get to carrigan , BUT there are also teachers at fault bcause they like to pick favorites and not always help and never take any students sides when they should , the teachers and addministrators here worry about the wrong things and make every little thing seem like a big deal . They are cowards bcuz they back down whenever a parent calls and yells so their child can get their way . This school is usually ok and I'd rather be here than at Bailey but there is plenty of work to be done .

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 21, 2010
A lot of people put the Carrigan reputation down because of all their negative comments. I'm in the 7th grade and i think this school is amazing. I don't really care what others say, They just want their school to have a better reputation. May V. Carrigan Middle School is the best school ever in my opinion.

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 05, 2010
My daughter attended 6-8 and got a fair education. Unfortunately, the teachers are often absent, and really don't seem to care. I don't really think my daughter was granted any kind of education. Please concider paying for your childs education, that is only way in west haven to obtain one.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2009
This school is amazing. It keeps my child focused perfectly.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2009
This is a great school with an excellent principle and awsome staff Mr.Taralia is the best

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 27, 2008
Carrigan,just like any school, is all about what your children put into it and get out of it.I'm here to say that it is a wonderful teaching facility staffed by the most caring and productive people that i have had the pleasure meeting, and would highly recommend this school. Remember,you the parent mold your children. If they falter, you only have yourself to blame.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
Carrigan Middle School was the greatest middle school I have ever attented....I learned alot of things at this school. there was little problems...not bigs things that couldnt be handled....everything that I know now I give all the credit to carrigan...thank you for everything.....

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2007
My family has just moved here from another state, my children love it, they feel safe and enjoy their new friends and enjoy all the activities the school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
All I have too say about carrigan is that...It is so un-professional and unsafe for all of our children!! So Carrigan u really need help on ur work and you guyz are not responsible what so ever!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2006
School administrators are insensitive and arrogant. They act like jailer rather than educators.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2006
kids go there that don't live in the district and there is nothing being done about it it is like living in little NEW HAVEN--why not let bridgeport come to school here

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2006
When my son started here in the 6th grade there was a great deal of distraction.He is now in the seventh grade and he doing fine. I think if the parents/teachers/students come together the students would do better. I am always involve with my sons school and after school involvments and he is doing fine with flying colors. Need to say I went to the school myself.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2005
I am a PArent at this school. I like the sports that the kids and parents can get into but not so sure about the stage and music room. I haven't heard allot about other activities than that and I think there should be more. The level of parent involment is a disopointment to me too. I like all the fun that they have there but the discipline is aliitle loose. I am talking about the teacher's not the pricipal. All it said on my SON'S report cards are low particapation and bad test scores but if they new he needed help why didn't they offer him it? There are better schools but this one is OK i guess.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2004
This was my daughter's first year here and I was very pleased with how well she did. She had wonderful teachers, who I made sure I kept in contact with throughout the year. The teachers were very happy to assist in anyway they could.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Since my child started at this school he has changed drastically including his grades. I monitor his homework and reports but when the report card came it was not very good, the worst I have seen. Why wasn't I contacted by someone at the school that my child's grades were slipping? I had no idea. I am not happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2003
I think if the parents were more involved with their kids, making sure homework and projects were done and making sure their children behave the school would be a lot better.The responsiblity falls on the parent not the school to make sure their kids know how to act right

- submitted by a parent
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Carrigan 5/6 Intermediate School
2 Tetlow St, West Haven, CT  06516
(203) 937-4390
Last modified Carrigan 5/6 Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Carrigan 5/6 Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top