In my opinion Middlebrook is the weak link in the Wilton school system. Some teachers are good but there seem to be as many who act like their job is to snuff out the love of learning. The school seems bogged down with teams and pods and committees and so on and it's a miracle when you finally figure out who to deal with on any given thing. The physical plant is sprawling but adequate clean and quite functional. The cafeteria food is said to be pretty good. The building sports a "Blue Ribbon School" banner but it's dates 2011-resting on your laurels? Parents with the means can apply out to private schools or move. Not an option for everyone. I have wondered how many good students get fed up with and leave in the middle school years. That cannot be good for any public school system where state test scores matter so much. It's also probably a shame for Wilton H.S. which is judged not only on state scores but on college placement too.
Middlebrook School is a public middle school in Wilton. 1,058 children attend Middlebrook School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the 1,058 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Middlebrook School is 13:1. Connecticut Friends School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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High marks from us! We are totally new to Wilton--moved here from France. 1 kid in 6th grade & 1 in 7th grade. @first meeting I had with my 7th grader's teachers they drew up an action plan with specific bullet points and e-mailed it to me. I was floored-so proactive! The team leader Mr. Ellis followed-up to check in later too. If anything the teachers seem too available to parents here in this country as in parents have SO MUCH say in their kids education it is a wonder the teachers have time to teach but they do. And they do it well. As for Wilton "kids with silver spoons" in their mouths We have not found that to be the case. Sure there are wealthy privileged people here but we have found aware families who help in their community and have a social responsibility mindset We come from development work in international organizations and there are plenty of people here who care about their community and the world at large. Maybe he/she just met the wrong people and it tainted their whole experience? My kids are welling their skin here. Teachers are fab and hard-working. It is obvious they _LIKE_ kids & their colleagues. Big school big heart & well organized.
People who live in Wilton live in a bubble and unfortunately their children are being brought up with an attitude that they are superior than everyone because they were born with silver spoons in their mouths. Wilton is made up of snooty people who all try to outdo each other in every regard sports academics house cars the list goes on and on. The competition is fierce and all anyone in this town does is brag. They don't even hear what the other is saying they are so enveloped in their own child thinking they have a superstar or genius. All I can say is wait until your Wilton child goes out into their real world they won't be able to deal with reality because mommy and daddy shielded them from everything undesirable (i.e. minorities and anything that is difficult or unpleasant). The rich snobby kids of Wilton have no concept of real life. I guess with the rich parents they have they may never have to deal with the unpleasantries that vast majority of the U.S. population has to! The snobbiness that exists amongst Wiltonites is utterly disgusting!
I have been at Middlebrook middle school for almost 2 years now and I think it is phenomenal. I have been through both elementary schools but I personally think that the middle school is the best out of all of them. Generally the teachers are very sympathetic and understanding. Wilton is a very sports-oriented town and Middlebrook provides an outstanding oppurtunity to get involved in organized sports. Most of the kids there are very friendly and accepting and it is very easy to make new friends there.
An issue I feel needs to be addressed at Middlebrook is that administrators lack of lack of interest in organized sports. When I asked an administrator about this I was told --Oh no we would never engage in organized sports at this age because boys especially have not developed physically yet giving some an advantage over others. Yet my child passed an aptitude test for an advanced math class. I was told this test was to determine if the part of the brain responsible for abstract reasoning skills had started to develop or not as in some it starts earlier than others. I get it kids develop at different rates so please let them excel in all aspects of their development including physical education and development. Oh--and stop asking for increases in budget while cuting services. If we give 3% limit pay increases to 3% (not the 5%+ that you ultimately give at the end of the day). This way we don't lose teachers and services. Cutting services to enable exporbinent pay increases does not benefit our children.
This is an absolutely wonderful school. The teachers are amazing at doing their very best to get to know each kid and they do a good job of it. Curriculum is interesting and challenging.
The faculty offers a lot of freedom while being nice and teaching the students well too.
I've gone to this school for a year now and I am satisfied. The school has a good curriculum but the teachers are strict unnecessarily strict. It seems some times that the only way they can laugh with a student is by making fun of another. I give this school an an excellence in smarts but barely a 3 (2) in helping the child to construct themselves become themselves and learn about themselves.
Initially I really liked this school but realized that the school is a product of it' environment. Wlton states they love diversity but very little exists here. They do not embrace cultural differences and discurage it right down to their dress code. They inflict their values (not necessarily your family's) onto your child which can be very disturbing. The school has many strenghs but for a family who is trying to not only teach their children to love they neighbor and embrace differences but to live it too.... this school does not pass.
I go to this amazing astonishing terrific outstanding awesome school! I love it!
Its an Asome school.there is a lot to do and most of the teachers are really nice.there are a lot of events to(Partys) its a great school
Don't move to Wilton for this school! I pulled my kid out -- and he went from an average kid (and unhappy student) at Meddlebrook to a *high honor roll* leader at his private school. The school is too big for the administrative staff to manage with any sort of individual attention. When there was a problem with a teacher -- there was no possible way the administration could manage to deal with it. No possible way they could change my son to another teacher's class meeting at the same time covering the same material with empty seats. I still cannot figure that out. If your child can function in a herd-like environment you'll do fine. Middle school years are hard enough -- a little personal attention at this school would go a long way.
excellent preparation for HS. Having been exposed to many school districts I would say this is in the top 5% for academic prep.