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Hall Memorial School

Public | 4-8 | 285 students

 
 

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Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted August 6, 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


Posted January 24, 2009

This is one of the most technologically advanced schools in the US
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 24, 2008

I am a new student at hall, and so far all is well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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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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 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students72%
Female85%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students72%
Female86%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students78%
Female90%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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

Math

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students86%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 61%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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