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Hartford Mem. Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 342 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted March 30, 2014

I hear that the Altitude educational track that combines the three middle school grades really works. It enables more in depth submersion within a given subject than what's covered in a traditional classroom. As a parent whose child is about to enter the school, I certainly hope that they are chosen for the program. Better yet, perhaps H.M.S. can expand the program so that more children can benefit from this progressive model. Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2013

We are new to the VT area from the Midwest so my son has only been at HMMS for 1 month. I can completely see why this school is failing and the district is trying new ways to revamp its curriculum. Math: She does not grade the math homework because she wants the student to "try" it and get a 100% based on their efforts alone. What this means is that the student can "try" to the best of their abilities and still fail an exam because homework is not taken seriously by DeBalsi. IMO, homework is practice to show a student has mastered concepts. It's a recipe for disaster. Lang Arts/English: She doesn't give 100 on any assn. There are several "parent signature forms" that she gives 90 of 100 pts for. When a parent asked how it's possible to only get 90/100 for a form parents just have to sign (in other words, what could a parent have done to get the other 10 pts) she said GPAs don't matter in middle schools. The logic is just not there. So, any given student will fall in the "B" or "C" range just because she deducts 10 pts for asinine reasons. One month and we are disappointed thus far. Is this why Hartford High is subpar too?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

My husband and I have never been pleased with this school. If you have a 'non-problem child' then this school is great. But for the parents of a 'problem'/need extra help student, this school is not in their best interest. This school passed our child 6th and 7th and 8th grade when our child did not pass ANY classes in the entire time she was in this school, and that was after repeatedly asking for a retention! Teahers let things fester until everyone is miserable. Falling through the cracks...oh yes if you don't have the A-B student that is self reliant your child will most likely fall through the cracks! One bright spot....the guidance department is wonderful a terrific assest to adolescents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

HMMS overall is a great school. The teachers are compassionate, and are willing to give the children in their classes every opportunity to grow and excel. My son had a difficult year in 8th grade, but the teachers never gave up on him, they all felt he was just experiencing 'growing pains'. He went on to high school and has had a terrific freshman year. Thanks to all those who cared and persisted in Robs education.
—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 67% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 32% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
American Indiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)44%
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students27%
Female23%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English27%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant27%

Writing

All Students67%
Female87%
Male48%
Blackn/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)36%
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Scale: % achievement level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Vermont used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing and grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The NECAP reading, math, and writing tests are given in the fall and test students on content taught in the previous year. The science portion of the NECAP is administered in the Spring each year and has its results released the following Fall. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Vermont. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Vermont Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Vermont Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 93%
Asian 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 2%
Hispanic 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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