School Details

Newtown Middle School

11 Queen St, Newtown, CT 06471
(203) 426-7638

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 871 students 13 students/teacher (CT avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Newtown Middle School is a public middle school in Newtown. 871 children attend Newtown Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the 871 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Newtown Middle School is 13:1. St. Rose of Lima School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 89%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Our daughter has had nothing but a positive experience a NMS. The core teachers have been demanding and excellent. The rotations have been educational yet "fun". Yes the building needs renovation but that is secondary to education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Just by reading the reviews it seems that Newtown Middle School is not teaching its students to write! This town is filled with people defending its mediocre schools.

  • (5 years ago)

    NMS was horrfic for our children. In fact the teachers were so intollerant we decided to move out of newtown alltogether. The teachers are narrow minded and exceedingly rigid perhaps they were bankers in their former lives. if your student has a teacher who is not willing to accept a out of the box thinker or a "NON COOKIE CUTTER KID" get your child out of that class immediately. Newtown Middle School tolerates it's own intolerance. Not all children are the same. Don't buytheir political lip service. These people are false.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are just amazing!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great! The teachers are only the best and the school has new supplies. (Including a fittness center that has over 20 machines available for use by the students.)

  • (6 years ago)

    My child is doing so well thanks to the great teachers and the emotional support that she gets in this school. Her grades have improved so much this year. Even though the school is not modern like Reed the core values and the emphasis on kindness over competitiveness make it stand out as a happy safe environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school it is amazing and exremely beautiful and full of love and great education.

  • (6 years ago)

    NMS is a wonderful place to be all the teachers are so nice and i learn something new everyday. I love the school and feel like there doing a great job by preparing us for the High School. My only complaint would be that the luch could use a total Makeover and to my understanding there doing the best of there ability to fix that problem. To me the real thing is that there do a great job providing a safe envirment for kids to learn in and thats what really matters.

  • (7 years ago)

    The school is literally falling apart and the students lack proper education.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think NMS needs tremendous improvement. The teachers are completely apathetic. There are hardly any extra-curricular activities and there isn't even a school paper. The principal is completely out of touch and doesn't respond to parents. Communication to parents is extremely poor. My children used to enjoy school and participate in many activities at Reed but now they just want to get home asap. The building is deteriorating and the facilities are old and outdated. The music program is a joke.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that NMS is a great school. I go there as a student and I think that the academics are wonderful along with the athletic teams and activities. I would like to suggest that our school starts to offer snacks and beverages at the basketball games though. I think that would attract a lot of the students because we don't exactly have the best supporting fan group yet. But if we offer snacks and asks students to volunteer we could make money in the process. Thanks! =]

  • (8 years ago)

    the school gets an overall B+ to A-.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is old and hot! getsome air conditioning!

  • (10 years ago)

    i love the academics my children are learning so much about the revolutionary war right now every day they come home with another random fact about. The only thing they seem not to like is how the luches are not that great. The sides don't always have good fruit they say. They also say that the pizza is cold and the main entree isn't the most appitizing ever. However I love going to the concerts and watching my child play in the orchestra the cello! The other music groups ae great too the band is magnificent and the singers are wonderful. The music progarm is a complete success.

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