School Details

Conte/West Hills Magnet School

511 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 946-8613
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 601 students 15 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

47%
58%
83%
46%
42%
72%
72%
60%
80%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
61%
84%
49%
51%
78%
64%
67%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
65%
84%
66%
57%
79%
62%
58%
82%
70%
77%
88%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
72%
86%
73%
69%
85%
82%
70%
84%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
71%
85%
83%
73%
87%
73%
64%
83%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
72%
86%
74%
73%
86%
54%
53%
77%
80%
70%
86%

Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT)

In 2012-2013 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
  • New Haven School District average
  • Connecticut state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Conte/West Hills Magnet School is a public middle school in New Haven. 601 students go to Conte/West Hills Magnet School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 79% of the 601 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Conte/West Hills Magnet School is 15:1. St Martin De Porres Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 50% 45%
Hispanic 42% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I like this school and I think is great from the kids it teaches them a lot of stuff . I also went to the school as I was their ages

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was good for one year but staying there for the next 8 left me traumatized. It has turned into a mad house with less learning and more madness. The change in administration is probably the cause of the madness as in the first year there was a different principal vice principal teachers all staff. This school should be demolished.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've attended conte west hills for the past 9 years im now graduating. This school overall is a great school. alot of students sometimes complain about teachers or different things but for the most part if your going to school for the right reasons with your mind set on not messing around but actually learning something you will. The teachers are there to help peer pressure has been a problem in the past but thats on the students but overall conte west hills i would recomend to anyone who can attend.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son started Conte this fall in the 6th grade and we have loved it so far. It has been a challange but I would expect no less. The resources that the school has seems extensive so far. Title 1 offers free tutoring if children need it. There is a program called AVID for middle of the road kids to push it up a notch.Kudos so far from me!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the diverse backgrounds of the staff and how they challenge the students to do their best.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm not happy with some of the teacher working at this school. Communication with the techer is very poor. Some of them are not good about informing the parent if their child have behavior nor academic issues. I'm extremely disappointed with the staff!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to this school. Although its above average bright children will fell bored. Trust me I go through this everyday. And with TAG once a week there still isn't enough to do. You can have a hood on your sweater or shirt weather you are wearing it or not. And in middle school your teachers don't trust you enough to let you go across the hall to your next class.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school used to be very hands on and great but in the eight years that I've been there it has gone down hill.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had 3 chidren leave Conte West Hills as graduates and all of them have realized how much the school has changed and their gripe with the school is not something that is typical of young people to want more discipline and control. I have noticed first hand that the school has joined the rest of the NHPS system jump on the overtesting and not enough teaching bandwagon. Funding has taken away the teachers ability to creatively teach our children instead of boring them and yelling at them into disciplinary problematic children. I am planning on removing my 11 yr old to another school district even if I have to move away from New Haven.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a wonderfully enriched school with a balance of diverse backgrounds attending the school. Besides my child we have 3 sets of family friends whose children have been in attendance for the past 8 years for a total of 9 happy children.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an once great school that is quickly becoming mediocre. As is the case with all NHPS the school primarily teaches to the CMT. While the teachers on the whole are well qualified there seems to be little support for creativity in the classroom. Teachers do the best they can do but often spend too much time with disciplinary problems. As is the case with other NHPS there is no daily recess. The drama class no longer exists either. As for parent involvement there are fundraising opportunities for parents to spend money on but little else that could qualify for building a strong parent community.

  • (10 years ago)

    my child is in first grade and i am very pleased about this school. they provide a very positive atmosphere and my child is exceeding grade level in all of his courses. the music teacher is very good and always puts on a wonderful show for parents in both the winter and in the spring. the school also has a pto. we do wish more parents would be involved but that has to come from the individual. there are enough chances for the parents to become involved. each week a weekly word is sent home along with a newsletter from the class. that is great because it lets me know what is going on in the class as well as the school community. all in all i love the school and am very happy that my child is a part of their community.

  • (10 years ago)

    We're very happy with Conte/West Hills. We send our two children from a suburb into New Haven because we like Conte so much. I'd rate the 3 teachers our kids have had so far (K-2) between excellent and super-amazing. Art and Music are also terrific. I've been very pleased with their teachers. We're very happy with the instruction the environment and the structure of the school. There is great school spirit and are a lot of really committed people working to make Conte a wonderful school. The only drawback is the long bus ride but the administrators really crack the whip to get those buses in and out on time which I appreciate.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a very great school. I totally disagree with the others. My child comes home every day happy. This school seems to me to be supported because I support it.

  • (11 years ago)

    A typical unsupported public school only teaching what's put in front of them. No title 1 help for children that need that extra boost. Parents seem like they don't care.

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