West Side Middle School

250 Brandegee Avenue
Groton, CT 06340
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
West Side Middle School serves 450 students in grades 6-8.
West Side Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

West Side Middle School's student population of 450 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students450 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

West Side Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of West Side Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#666 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:112:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
5%
5%
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Hispanic
26%
25%
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Black
10%
13%
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White
49%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.680.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGroton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to West Side Middle School is Marine Science Magnet High School Of Southeastern Connectic (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication (2.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Groton Marine Science Magnet High School Of Southeastern Connectic Magnet School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 271 students
    0.3 miles
    130 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT 06340
    (860) 434-4800
    0.3 9-12 271
  • Groton Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 438 students
    0.4 miles
    500 Poquonnock Rd.
    Groton, CT 06340
    (860) 449-5608
    0.4 PK-5 438
  • New London Harbor Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 270 students
    1.8 miles
    432 Montauk Avenue
    New London, CT 06320
    (860) 447-6040
    1.8 PK-5 270
  • New London Interdistrict School For Arts And Communication Charter School
    Math: 9% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 271 students
    2.0 miles
    190 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
    New London, CT 06320
    (860) 447-1003
    2 6-8 271
  • New London Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 564 students
    2.0 miles
    37 Beech Drive
    New London, CT 06320
    (860) 447-6060
    2 K-5 564

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