West Side Middle School

  • West Side Middle School serves 456 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (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 50% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • West Side Middle School's student population of 456 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students456 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Side Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Side Middle School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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#752 out of 968 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
46%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:113:1
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Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
27%
24%
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Black
12%
13%
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White
49%
55%
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Two or more races
7%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in West Side Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.670.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
16%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGroton School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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