Western Middle School is a middle school in Greenwich, Connecticut. It is in Fairfield County. It has 558 students and 51 teachers and serves grades 6-8.
This school performs slightly above average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Western Middle School received an overall grade of B+ from The School Review. Of middle schools in the Fairfield County it is ranked 23. Statewide, Western Middle School is ranked 74 for middle schools.
The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our grading. 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. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.
A number of factors, including Connecticut standardized test scores, are used to find a school’s academics score. For academics, Western Middle School performs slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut and received the grade of B+ for this measure.
A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at many factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. Western Middle School earned a grade of C+ for learning environment. For this measure, this school is slightly below average when compared to other middle schools in Connecticut.
Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to calculate our safety grade. Western Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Connecticut middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.
Information about the student body at Western Middle School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.
Included below are middle schools near Western Middle School. The table includes The School Review’s score for each of the schools. To get a complete list of schools in Greenwich, go to the Greenwich, Connecticut schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Blind Brook-Rye Middle School||A||A+||B||A+|
|2||Port Chester Middle School||B-||C+||B+||A-|
|4||Rye Middle School||A+||A+||A+||N/A|
|5||Central Middle School||A-||A-||B-||A+|
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.