Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School

  • Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School serves 487 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 57% (which is equal to the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School's student population of 487 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students487 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 956 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School is 0.19, 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#442 out of 956 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:113:1
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
3%
24%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
90%
55%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.190.63
This chart display the diversity score of Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
2%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Walter C. Polson Upper Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMadison School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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