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Middlebrook School

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Posted November 18, 2013

High marks from us! We are totally new to Wilton--moved here from France. 1 kid in 6th grade & 1 in 7th grade. @first meeting I had with my 7th grader's teachers, they drew up an action plan with specific bullet points and e-mailed it to me. I was floored-so proactive! The team leader Mr. Ellis followed-up to check in later too. If anything, the teachers seem too available to parents here in this country as in parents have SO MUCH say in their kids education, it is a wonder the teachers have time to teach but they do. And they do it well. As for Wilton "kids with silver spoons" in their mouths: We have not found that to be the case. Sure there are wealthy privileged people here, but we have found aware families who help in their community and have a social responsibility mindset We come from development work in international organizations and there are plenty of people here who care about their community, and the world at large. Maybe he/she just met the wrong people and it tainted their whole experience? My kids are welling their skin here. Teachers are fab and hard-working. It is obvious they _LIKE_ kids & their colleagues. Big school, big heart & well organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

People who live in Wilton live in a bubble, and unfortunately, their children are being brought up with an attitude that they are superior than everyone because they were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Wilton is made up of snooty people who all try to outdo each other in every regard: sports, academics, house, cars, the list goes on and on. The competition is fierce and all anyone in this town does is brag. They don't even hear what the other is saying they are so enveloped in their own child thinking they have a superstar or genius. All I can say is wait until your Wilton child goes out into their real world, they won't be able to deal with reality because mommy and daddy shielded them from everything undesirable (i.e., minorities and anything that is difficult or unpleasant). The rich, snobby kids of Wilton have no concept of real life. I guess with the rich parents they have, they may never have to deal with the unpleasantries that vast majority of the U.S. population has to! The snobbiness that exists amongst Wiltonites is utterly disgusting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

I have been at Middlebrook middle school for almost 2 years now, and I think it is phenomenal. I have been through both elementary schools, but I personally think that the middle school is the best out of all of them. Generally, the teachers are very sympathetic and understanding. Wilton is a very sports-oriented town, and Middlebrook provides an outstanding oppurtunity to get involved in organized sports. Most of the kids there are very friendly and accepting, and it is very easy to make new friends there.


Posted January 19, 2011

An issue I feel needs to be addressed at Middlebrook is that administrators lack of lack of interest in organized sports. When I asked an administrator about this, I was told --Oh no, we would never engage in organized sports at this age because boys especially have not developed physically yet giving some an advantage over others. Yet, my child passed an aptitude test for an advanced math class. I was told this test was to determine if the part of the brain responsible for abstract reasoning skills had started to develop or not as in some it starts earlier than others. I get it, kids develop at different rates, so please let them excel in all aspects of their development including physical education and development. Oh--and stop asking for increases in budget while cuting services. If we give 3%, limit pay increases to 3% (not the 5%+ that you ultimately give at the end of the day). This way we don't lose teachers and services. Cutting services to enable exporbinent pay increases does not benefit our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2009

This is an absolutely wonderful school. The teachers are amazing at doing their very best to get to know each kid and they do a good job of it. Curriculum is interesting and challenging.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The faculty offers a lot of freedom while being nice and teaching the students well, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2009

I've gone to this school for a year now and I am satisfied. The school has a good curriculum but the teachers are strict, unnecessarily strict. It seems some times that the only way they can laugh with a student is by making fun of another. I give this school an an excellence in smarts, but barely a 3 (2) in helping the child to construct themselves, become themselves, and learn about themselves.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2009

Initially I really liked this school but realized that the school is a product of it' environment. Wlton states they love diversity, but very little exists here. They do not embrace cultural differences and discurage it right down to their dress code. They inflict their values (not necessarily your family's) onto your child which can be very disturbing. The school has many strenghs, but for a family who is trying to not only teach their children to love they neighbor and embrace differences but to live it too.... this school does not pass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2008

I go to this amazing, astonishing, terrific, outstanding, awesome school! I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

Its an Asome school.there is a lot to do and most of the teachers are really nice.there are a lot of events to(Partys) its a great school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2007

Don't move to Wilton for this school! I pulled my kid out -- and he went from an average kid (and unhappy student) at Meddlebrook to a *high honor roll* leader at his private school. The school is too big for the administrative staff to manage with any sort of individual attention. When there was a problem with a teacher -- there was no possible way the administration could manage to deal with it. No possible way they could change my son to another teacher's class meeting at the same time, covering the same material, with empty seats. I still cannot figure that out. If your child can function in a herd-like environment you'll do fine. Middle school years are hard enough -- a little personal attention at this school would go a long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

excellent preparation for HS. Having been exposed to many school districts, I would say this is in the top 5% for academic prep.
—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 86% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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99%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students95%
Female98%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian American95%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian American96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities89%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities91%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Reading

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities84%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
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 91% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Hispanic 2% 20%
Black 1% 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 2%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wilton, CT 06897
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