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About This School

Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School is a public middle school in Manchester. 824 children attend Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 49% of the 824 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School is 12:1. Southside Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 75%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 14% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    School is overcrowded with up to 38 eighth graders in one class. Textbooks are in terrible condition. The Board of Mayor and Alderman do not consider education to be a priority. The per-pupil funding is the second lowest in the state. Not acceptable for the largest district in the state.

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  • (5 years ago)

    McLaughlin Middle School is a great school.i like how teachers make you find answers and not give them to you.its one of the best school I've attended in my middle school years.i think it a great school

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Mclaughlin!!!!!!!!! its a great learning enviornment and its shows in all the 4.0s students get i'm in my last year at Mclaughlin and so far its been a wonderful year. You learn so much because the teachers challenge your answers and actually make you think!!!! I would definitly recomend this school because students are all very welcoming and nice and so are the teeachers!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is the best school ever!!!! The staff and teachers are very nice and they will help you a lot through the years.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends McLaughlin as a 6th grader. His Necap scores were MUCH higher than what is represented here. His teachers are very good with keeping in e-mail contact with me about any homework issues or praise.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son attended McLaughlin for 6th grade and half of seventh grade before we moved out of the district. Overall the school fulfilled his needs. I had a problem with parent-teacher communication. The teachers should utilize email more. Although they have a web-site teacher use is very spotty. As a note the curriculum was well behind the level at our new school district. For Manchester McLaughlin is a good choice. However it lags behind other areas of the country.

  • (9 years ago)

    My Daughter is in 6th grade there and so far I really think highly of the school and Staff in general. The Vice Principal Mrs. Duffy is wonderful .

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my childs 1st year at McGlaughlin. The open house was informative but other than that I have received little to no communication regarding availability of programs etc. Would be nice to receive a news letter posted on the website and a place for parents to email and ask questions or voice concerns. 1st year students experience a big transition. It's important for parents to keep informed to help them make decisions and take the proper direction.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is my child's third year at this school. We have had a very positive experiance here. The faculity and staff overall are very caring and work hard to treat every child as the number one concern.

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