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Tyrrell Middle School

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Posted July 27, 2013

Tyrrell is a great school all of the students are so welcoming and the teachers are just incredibly helpful and help us excell to are highest! Therefore i give tyrrell five stars.


Posted May 17, 2013

We moved our daughter into 6th grade in May at the end of the school year. It was a very big change for our daughter who had been in her previous school since pre-K. Mrs. Tansley and Mrs. Buzzelli knocked themselves out making it a very smooth transition for her and us. Our daughter feels confident about where she is at and loves the school and the teachers and had a very positive experience as a result of their efforts. The students were really great to her as an incoming student too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Tyrrell is an incredible school! The principal does an outstanding job running everything. There are also a variety of after school activities such as Student Council, Construction Engineering Club, and Drama Club. The teachers are great, as well. Many are funny and make learning fun. Along with being fun, they are also strict. This may seem bad, but it certainly isn't because. makes the school run very smoothly everyday. I have truly enjoyed myself at Tyrrell. I cannot picture any other middle school being better than it.


Posted February 22, 2012

This school is absolutely amazing! As a student, I believe that there are great and experienced teachers, healthy and delicious lunches, amuzing assemblies, and fun-filled activities/sports! I was a bit anxious when I started this middle school, but after the first day of schools, the teachers and kids here allowed me to fit in perfectly! Also, there is a great gifted program, Project Explore, here!


Posted May 16, 2011

This is such a great school!!! The faculty is second to none!!!! My child excelled, because of the dedication to the students!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

Brilliant School! So many oppurtunities for your kids iI know it is for mine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

Tyrrell is awesome! We have nice teachers, great programs and clubs, and lots of supplies that help us learn. I think Tyrrell makes learning as fun as it can be! (=
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2008

Tyrrell is a wonderful school. My first year going I was kind of scared, but the kind teachers welcomed me a helped me through the year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2008

Tyrrell Middle School is an excellent place to learn. All of the teachers are very nice and you really learn a lot. As a Tyrrell Middle School graduate of 2008, I give the school 5 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

The environment is mostly clean and safe for children from grades 6-8. The teachers are respectful and helpful too. As a to-be 8th grader here, I give the school 4 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2007

I believe that Tyrrell is a WONDERFUL place. I am not just saying that.It has many sports teams, a wide variety in lunches, healthy, and the teachers are very well educated and know how to teach. I give this school an A+
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2007

Tyrell Middle School is an excellent school! Awesome teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2007

This school has great extra activities. Many sports teams are also available I love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2007

This middle school in Wolcott,Ct is a extremely good educational school. Their curriculum is excellent and the way they deal with students of all types is amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2004

This school was excellent for me. It was much cleaner and I learned more information that I would use in life. This school was one of the better middle school's that I have gone to! Thanks for everything Board of Education, all teachers, and staff. Thanks for making me much happier than where I was before when we came here to Wolcott! Thanks a bunch!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

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

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students90%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students96%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 89% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 23%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Todd Rd
Wolcott, CT 06716
Phone: (203) 879-8151

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