360 Norwich Ave.
Colchester, CT 06415
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
William J. Johnston Middle School serves 571 students in grades 6-8.
William J. Johnston Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 58%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

William J. Johnston Middle School's student population of 571 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
571 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

William J. Johnston Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 957 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of William J. Johnston Middle School is 0.26, which is less 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 Data
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State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#265 out of 957 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
5%
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Hispanic
5%
25%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
86%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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Teachers do not read IEPs of students who have special needs. They sacrifice them for the other students. Poor communication with parents. Poor planning.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 571 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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