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Windham Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 986 students

 
 

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Posted August 14, 2014

Im a student in this school and let me say i have good experience in this school Im a HIGH HONOR , Been student of the month and choosen to help younger kids and parents thinks the school is bad, horrible and there disgusted but its not the teachers its what path your child takes cause they might be angels at home but they skip classes swear even at teachers and maybe even cause fights to happen i seen the way students act and some are different around parent so make sure you walk up on your child in suprise. Them to see if he/she are doing there work or goofin around and that will change your opinion of the school


Posted August 24, 2013

Do your child a favor and move from this town to give your children a real education. The teachers do not care! My daughter would watch movies in the auditorium 3-4 times a week because there were no subs. She rarely got homework and everything that was tought this year she learned in mansfield last year. I am so dissapointed and disgraced. Shame on windham schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2011

I went to windham middle school for only 1 year and i learn so much


Posted May 19, 2011

My daughter and I recently moved back to the New England area from California where she was in a highly progressive school with an API of nearly 900 and was above average in every category of the state testing. My daughter and I initially had some concerns with the school based on the reviews and test scores; however we decide to give it a chance. She has been there several months now and was warmly welcomed by the staff and students. The old adage never judge a book by the cover applies here; she loves it and has straight A's. I firmly believe if you are an active parent and your student is serious about learning they will excel at any school. I applaud the teachers and staff for their continued effort and patience dealing with the less committed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2011

I am the parent of a former student at the WMS. I had never been so disappointed and disrespected and insulted by anyone as I was when I met with the Social worker at the WMS school. My child was failing in school. When I met with the social worker, she told me that I wasn't a good parent. That I wanted my child to have an illness, that how dare me implying that my child needed psychological services. The social worker even suggested that I should give my child to the father as I couldn't handle or parent my child. This social worker didn't know me and didn't know my child . I took it upon myself to get outside private help for my child. My child has been diagnosed with mental a illness and that was interfering with my child's ability to learn. The WMS 8th grade social worker, principal and staff refused and denied my child the opportunity of an education, which by law my child was and still is entitled to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I have two students at WMS. Both excel academically, are being recruited by UCONN already and love the teachers, principal and staff. They have yet to report of any social problems for them or their friends. If you are engaged in your kids lives and education, they will do well no matter where they attend school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

It is extremely frustrating to read negative reviews stating teachers do not care about the students' education. Unfortunately, a lot of a teacher's time involves discipline-related issues, which takes away from instruction time. It's a two-way street when it comes to respect, which should begin at home. Yes many students are disrespectful, but to say nothing is done about it, is totally untrue. Spend a day at the school with your child and see what the teachers have to deal with. You say nothing is done about the behavior, then you contradict your statement by saying security is called at the drop of a hat. Isn't it better to remove a student who is taking away important instructional time from your child? As a parent, I would appreciate such action so that my child could do what he/she is supposed to be doing at school.....school work!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2010

This is the worst school I have ever sent my child to. The teachers do not care about your childs education. The children are violent and disrespectful. I am planning on selling my home and moving out of Windham County so that my children can have a chance to receive a proper education in a safe enviornment. I strongly recommend NEVER sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I am a mother of four, three of my children are in Windham Middle School. I am extremely dissapointed in the education they have received. There is constantly bullying, foul language, fighting and disrespect. My children are scared to go to school in the morning. Teachers are to the point of not caring if your child gets an education or not due to the tremendous disrespect displayed by the students. Security is called at the drop of a hat to remove your child from class. My children were all 'A' students, with no behavior problems in elemenary school, and all three are not struggling to pass their classes. This is a terrible school and I do not reccomend anyone to send their child here, do not move to windham county because if you do, you wont have a choice like me. I am discusted with the whole experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

I am a student, and every morning when I wake up I am scared to go to school. I just recently moved from Mansfield Middle School. So far this year there has been many fights, a food fight, a gun brought to school, and many fire drills that werent supposed to happen. I feel un safe because kids throw things like darts, and I am worried that one day I am going to get hurt. I have had many things taken from me, and a lot of my property has been destroyed. All the students take advantage of the teachers because they know most of them wont do anything about it. I think that it is the students that are bad, not the teachers. I cant say I can blame it on them because no one wants to tame 10 kids who wont stop talking. I cant wait to move!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2010

Windham Middle school is the worst school that I have ever come acrossed. If I could afford to send my son somewhere else I would have years ago. the constant bullying has gotten out of control. The teachers are even scared to do anything about it. And many of them also lack experience and maturity. It has gotten so bad that the school hired a para to walk around with him for his safety. Why do we have security guards in the school? My son has had many folders and books destroyed by other students right in front of the teachers. Then they won't give him the assignments and he gets a 0 because of it! He has had scizzors and other objects thrown at him in the classroom and has hid behind teachers. Who in return still do nothing. I think it deserves more public and the media's attention!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I will never send another one of my children to Windham Middle. One of my sons teachers un assigned 2 major assignments (for the whole class), he said he gave up. The reason he gave was that only a few students did the earlier assigmnents. So- give them zero's. I want my children to get an education. It shouldnt' be dependent on what the other students do. It's my opinion that the school can't afford there students to fail, even if it means they slide through the system. Besides the education piece, the amount of profanity my child hears is outrgageous. Bullying is also a large problem. I wish I could give a better report, I really do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

The school caters to minorities an pays no attention to anyone else.It is unorganized to say the leased.I am not sending my child back to the school I feel it is a dangerous place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

This school is awful the teachers just don't care about the children's education Very unorganized school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

This school is the best my son said he says the teachers are the best and nobody ever does nothing to them to hurt them and they would always try their best to help
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

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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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
40%
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

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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

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Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

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Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

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Proficient in Englishn/a
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 Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English58%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students50%
Female65%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English58%
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 Students41%
Female39%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students30%
Female26%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English60%
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
Hispanic 65% 20%
White 25% 61%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 81%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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