38 Columbia Ave.
Prospect, CT 06712
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Long River Middle School serves 492 students in grades 6-8.
Long River Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 50% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Long River Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Long River Middle School's student population of 492 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
492 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Long River Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Long River Middle School is 0.29, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#278 out of 940 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
8%
28%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
84%
50%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Long River Middle School's ranking?

Long River Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).

How many students attend Long River Middle School?

492 students attend Long River Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

84% of Long River Middle School students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Long River Middle School?

Long River Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.

What grades does Long River Middle School offer ?

Long River Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Long River Middle School part of?

Long River Middle School is part of Regional School District 16.

School Reviews

5   6/30/2018
Long River was pretty great. I was an 8th grader during the 2016-17 school year and I would recommend going here. The teachers are understanding and nice, and aren't pushovers. The school staff pushes students to do their best and offers great discipline. The school also welcomes everyone, even if they have some sort of disability. The sports teams were decent when I went there, in my opinion, although a lot can change just within a year or so. If you are moving to Prospect, Long River Middle School is a school that should be greatly considered.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - easter
5   5/20/2008
This school is awesome! i am an eighth grader there and i would not dream of going anywhere else. All the teachers are just so nice and they always push you to do your best. It has great discipline and morals. the sports teams there are cool. they all seem to do so well, well in my opinion. so if you are moving to Prospect, you should definately go to LRMS.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - idol2

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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