#1 Middle School in CT and #1 in Fairfield County

Middlesex Middle School

204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, CT 06820

How Good is Middlesex Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Middlesex Middle School is a middle school located in Darien, Connecticut. An enrollment of 1133 students and a student–teacher ratio of 10 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Connecticut it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 1. Statewide, Middlesex Middle School is ranked 1 for middle schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics grade. Middlesex Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed N/A

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Middlesex Middle School performs above average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 12
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 11%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Middlesex Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Middlesex Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 13%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 27%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 32%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,133
Minority Students 131
Diversity Index 13
Students with Disablities 164
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 14%


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Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Middlesex Middle School are included. The table displays The School Review’s score for each of the schools. All Darien schools can be viewed on the Darien, Connecticut schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Dolan School B B- B+ A
2 Rogers International School A A B+ A+
3 Trailblazers Academy C- D A+ N/A
4 Rippowam Middle School C+ C A- C+
5 Cloonan School C+ C B C

Middlesex Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are enrolled at Middlesex Middle School? 1133
  • How good of a school is Middlesex Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Middlesex Middle School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Middlesex Middle School? The school's number is (203) 655-2518. You can visit their website at http://www.darienps.org/middlesex/.
  • Where is Middlesex Middle School? 204 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd, Darien, Connecticut 06820

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Dolan School
51 Toms Rd Stamford, CT 06906
Rogers International School
202 Blachley Road Stamford, CT 06902
Trailblazers Academy
83 Lockwood Ave Stamford, CT 06902
Rippowam Middle School
381 High Ridge Rd Stamford, CT 06905
Cloonan School
11 West North St Stamford, CT 06902