Located in Norwalk, Connecticut, West Rocks Middle School, is a Fairfield County school. The school has an enrollment of 688 students and serves grades 6-8.
This school performs slightly below average when compared to other Connecticut schools. West Rocks Middle School received an overall grade of C+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 31. Statewide, West Rocks Middle School is ranked 126 for middle schools.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of data points, such as student results on Connecticut standardized tests. For academics, West Rocks Middle School performs slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of C for this measure.
We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications among others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, West Rocks Middle School performs average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of B- for this measure.
School safety is evaluated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. West Rocks Middle School performs average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is B-.
An overview of the student body of West Rocks Middle School is shown below. The demographics of a school are not used as an input when evaluating its performance.
In the table below, schools nearby to West Rocks Middle School are listed. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Norwalk, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Ponus Ridge Middle School||C||C-||C+||B-|
|2||Nathan Hale Middle School||B-||C||A||A-|
|3||Side By Side Charter School||B+||A-||A-||B-|
|4||Saxe Middle School||A+||A+||A+||A+|
|5||Roton Middle School||B||B-||A||B+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.