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Silas Deane Middle School

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Posted April 6, 2010

This is a great school with excellent class options. The students get great experience and the school works to make it a positive enviornment for everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2010

I love the teachers, they are verry kind. From Alex Costen
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

It's a good school. Very clean and has nice staff. They give a ton of homework though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

Just amazing . I go here and I've never seen anything like it. I highly reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

This school is awesome! The teachers are great! It has just been renovated and it has the latest technology. Almost every classroom has a Smart Board. I am excited to go to school everyday just to be there. The security guard is very nice. This school has great lunches. We support Heifer International which helps raise money to send an animal to a poor family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

This school is wonderful. It has just been renovated and the staff is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2007

This school is great. It was just renovated and it still looks brand new. Here there are wonderful programs like music spectrum which focuses on keyboarding. Or chorus which is awesome focuses on music from around the world. The teachers use great teaching skills to get us prepared for the Connecicut Mastrey Test in the Spring. In my opinion this is the best school I have ever been in.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2006

Silas Deane Middle School is sepctacular. It's just been renovated, so there are so many cool, new things. I am currently a 9th grade student, and having to leave SDMS last year was a huge sorrow. Families should without a doubt send their middle school students to this school!
—Submitted by a former student


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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 85% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students88%
Female96%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 61%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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551 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 571-8302

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