Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

  • Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School serves 416 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School's student population of 416 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 40% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students416 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#893 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:113:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
66%
24%
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Black
17%
13%
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White
10%
55%
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Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.530.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew London School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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