West Side Middle School

483 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 855 students in grades 6-8, West Side Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 23% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 855 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : Bottom 50% in CT
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Side Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

West Side Middle School's student population of 855 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
855 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
88 teachers
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School Rankings

West Side Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Side Middle School is 0.58, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
#833 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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8%
39%
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23%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
60%
29%
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Black
22%
13%
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White
12%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
78%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Side Middle School's ranking?
West Side Middle School is ranked #833 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are West Side Middle School often compared to?
West Side Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like B. W. Tinker School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 23% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend West Side Middle School?
855 students attend West Side Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of West Side Middle School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Black, 12% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Side Middle School?
West Side Middle School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does West Side Middle School offer ?
West Side Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is West Side Middle School part of?
West Side Middle School is part of Waterbury School District.

School Reviews

5   11/10/2006
west side is a good school. if you wanted to be treated like babies this is the school to go to. the teachers walk you from class to class and from point a to point b . althought the teachers a very good {well 8th grade red house} the work is hard. the school needs more work
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 855 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 88%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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