West Side Middle School

  • West Side Middle School serves 972 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (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 21% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • West Side Middle School's student population of 972 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 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 0.64, which is equal to 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#902 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
53%
25%
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Black
23%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in West Side Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
18%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups This 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 Score0.640.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in West Side Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWaterbury School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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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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