School Details

Dodd Middle School

100 Park Place, Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-3249
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 774 students 14 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cheshire School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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86%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.
  • This school in 2013
  • Cheshire School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dodd Middle School is a public middle school in Cheshire. 774 children attend Dodd Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 7% of the 774 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dodd Middle School is 14:1. The Cheshire Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 85% 85%
Asian 8% %
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    So very happy with dodd school. The teachers have been so supportive and absolutely wonderful. I did not think we have such great communication in middle school I'm so pleasantly surprised. Really looking forward to the rest of our time here.

  • (2 years ago)

    stay away....that's all I'm going to say... stay. away. Horrible place. Don't send your kids here under any circumstances!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great environment for learning! We hope the budget will allow the present team to continue to do such a good job! I highly recommend Dodd Middle School for the athletic and music programs too!

  • (4 years ago)

    dodd middle school is a great community for students to learn. They have an advanced math class for students who need it and teachers come extra early to school if a student needs extra help and it is beneficial to my children

  • (5 years ago)

    Dodd was a wonderful school for our daughter. The teachers and administration truly care about the students. Middle school is a scary time for parents and students alike; Dodd made it a great experience! Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    My twins are in 7th grade and now almost done with their first year at Dodd. They have done nothing but excelled academically and socially. The teachers on their team are the finest I have seen yet. The kids have really blossomed during their transition to the middle school and adore every one of their teachers. I think your Dodd experience is what you choose to make of it as well - for both the kids and the parents.

  • (6 years ago)

    Moved here for the schools reputation and education. Very disappointed is all I can say. The bullying and groups of kids that gang up on each other is horrible. The school seems to push it aside. The education is very good however the groups of kids that are ruining it is terrible. I hope the staff get their acts together.

  • (7 years ago)

    very challenging yet feels rewarding

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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