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West Willington, CT
Students enrolled: 285

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111 River Rd
West Willington, CT 06279

(860) 429-9391
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October 18, 2013
Hall Memorial doesn't seem to care very much about the students education. The principal and teachers care too much about how the students look and everything. If only they'd care about their emotions! I went to HMS and was bullied. I'd tell the principal, teacher, and almost all adults I could. Nothing happened. they didn't care about how unstable the kids were. I'd have to say though, many of the teachers tried. Ms. Collela was very caring and as was Mr. Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was always my favorite teacher too! He made class fun. A lot of the teachers were great and I hope they don't change much of the staff! I'm wishing that the school will try to care more about the students in every way.

- submitted by a community member

March 31, 2012
School that is lacking in Academics standards. Other neighboring towns expect more from their students and parents. They falsify grade on report cards, stating a 2 is approaching grade level but when I inquired they told me my child was almost a year behind in that subject. Year after year they have done this. The administration is afraid to get parents involved and they keep parent involvement out of the school. The school relies on the Military stance, " Don't tell unless they ask". they will not tell you how your child is doing unless you ask. You have to extract information constantly . The district needs a major overhaul, were are losing pupil count because people are not moving or buying in Willington.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2011
This school has excellent teachers and wonderful academic programs, with updated, modern technology. I would recommend this school above all other middle schools in the country.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2009
I have to agree with what the students wrote here. Although Mrs. Sullivan tries, I feel that she has created a juvenille delinquent hall mentallity. She has lowered the standards for our children (maybe to help those with behavior problems) but that is just stopping our children from learning valuable social skills that they will need at EOS. She has created a very restrictive environment that makes the children feel like failures. Instead of inspiring them to be responsible & respectful, she tells them how far apart to sit at lunch, do not do high fives because you must keep your hands to yourself etc., etc. I can't wait for my child to get to EOS!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2009
This is one of the most technologically advanced schools in the US

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2009
I am a current stundent and i love this school. others are not as progressed as this one. we have great technology and fabulous enrichment programs.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2009
As a graduate of this school back in 2006, I believe that the school needs some polishing up. Not a lot of major work, but work nonetheless. While I was attending the school, I felt that my opinions didn't matter and that I couldn't do anything to help change the way the school worked towards the benefit of me and my fellow students. Yes, the technology was great and we were one of the few schools paving the way in terms of advanced learning. But that doesn't make up for the fact that we weren't taught social skills and how to interact with people. More bullying went on in the halls of this school than I care to mention, most of it left either unnoticed or not dealt with. I think that the school needs to focus more on their students rather than what to teach their students.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 24, 2008
I am a new student at hall, and so far all is well.

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2008
I'm a graduate from Hall, I like it a lot. Even when Mrs. sullivan took over it was still a safe learning enviorment, but you still had stuff that happended with students, such as bulling, and stupid stuff we shouldn't have been doing. But overall I found almost all the teachers to be great, but also I moved into the school so I have no idea what its like for younger students. But I like how they had us so envolved in computers and technology. I found it great comapered to the school and town I was prevously from.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2008
I'm in 8th grade, and since Sullivan became principal, the school has gone downhill. She's power hungry and changed just about everything. For example, she just had to change 'Clubs' and give it a new name 'A.C.T.' Also, cameras have been installed everywhere. The technology in the school is nice, but limited by many stupid rules, such as students are not allowed to unplug a laptop, the teacher must do it for them. Also, lunch routines are a complete waste of time. People who bring lunch can't eat until the buyers are called up from their table. Sometimes I'm not able to finish my relatively small lunch, which really annoys me because we only have about 12 minutes to eat out of the 30 minute period. Another lunchroom rule is no more than 10 to a table.(can easily fit 14) All in all, Mrs. Sullivan stinks, and we want Mr.Harding back.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2008
I am a 7th grade student, and I know it's for safety, but there are procedures for the bathroom! There are procedures for everything! I know it's for behavioral issues, but I mean, the school over the summer has turned into a juvenile delinquent center. I also am pretty upset about lunch too. They might give us assigned seating...I am getting a little frustrated.

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2008
I'm a student in the 8th grade and I have to say that they are taking the lunch procedures and some rules too far. We are not allowed to give each other high fives, etc. Can't wait for EO....

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 30, 2008
Hall School lacks a Technology Education program. It relies to much on computers and not hands on experiences. Students don't have an opportunity to participate in challenging Tec Ed activities.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2007
the principle (mrs . sullivan worries 2 much about dress code and how the school looks rather than the students education - that should explaian everything

- submitted by a student

June 10, 2007
I will be glad when my child is out of Hall School and on to E. O. Smith. One of my biggest problems with Hall Memorial is that they offer only spanish as a foreign language and refer to it as a world languages program. At the middle school level I find the male teachers better suited to teaching 12, 13 and 14 year olds. Most (not all) of the female teachers seem to expect the worst out of their students (especially boys) and their attitude is projected to their students. I have a son who would like to go to a school with all male teachers. My two older children attended Hall Memorial but love E. O. Smith. I can't wait to be out of the Willington School system and on to our regional high school.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2006
Sixth graders shouldnt be writing on here they have no clue whats going on and take things to personally. I have an 8th grader who is excelling here and loves this school. Its a shame they have to go to eosmith.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2005
Children get picked on verbally. I am in the 6th grade. Our school is very nice.

- submitted by a student

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Hall Memorial School
111 River Rd, West Willington, CT  06279
(860) 429-9391
Last modified Hall Memorial School is a Public school that serves grades 4-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hall Memorial School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top