Brooklyn Middle School

Summary:

Brooklyn Middle School is a public middle school serving 358 students in grades 5-8 in the Brooklyn School District in Connecticut. The school consistently outperforms the state average in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency, with particularly strong results for its Special Education and Low Socioeconomic Status student subgroups.

Brooklyn Middle School's academic performance is a standout, with proficiency rates ranging from 51.4% to 64.5% in English Language Arts and 35.1% to 46.1% in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 48% to 51.3% and 36.2% to 41.8%, respectively. The school's Special Education students ranked 71st out of 244 Connecticut middle schools, and its Low SES students ranked 20th out of 104, both receiving 4 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger. Additionally, Brooklyn Middle School has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 10.7 to 10.9, and its spending per student has been higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby middle schools, Brooklyn Middle School generally outperforms schools in the Norwich, Windham, and Griswold districts in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency. However, it lags behind the high-performing Mansfield Middle School, which consistently ranks among the top middle schools in the state. Brooklyn Middle School's relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients (37.71%) compared to nearby schools like Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School (72.48%) and Windham Middle School (78.05%) suggests it serves a more economically advantaged student population.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 119 Gorman Rd.
       Brooklyn, CT  06234-1805


(860) 774-9153

District: Brooklyn School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
108th of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,911 Help


Students who attend Brooklyn Middle School usually attend:

High:    Arts at the Capitol Theater Magnet School (ACT)
    The Woodstock Academy

Feeder schools for Brooklyn Middle School:

Elementary:    Brooklyn Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  358

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.1%
Hispanic:
10.3%
Two or more races:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.7% Help


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Compare Details Brooklyn Middle School ranks better than 57.1% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.1%), Hispanic (10.3%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brooklyn Middle School is 10.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brooklyn Middle School is $17,911.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brooklyn Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brooklyn Middle School 108th of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Brooklyn Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Brooklyn School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Brooklyn School District 98th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brooklyn Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 54.12 145th 248 41.5%
2007 62.60 120th 250 52.0%
2008 65.08 115th 252 54.4%
2009 61.39 134th 255 47.5%
2010 63.16 136th 268 49.3%
2011 68.16 123rd 269 54.3%
2012 65.12 127th 272 53.3%
2013 65.69 124th 278 55.4%
2015 62.36 109th 280 61.1%
2016 61.94 94th 246 61.8%
2017 66.22 87th 250 65.2%
2018 70.96 82nd 249 67.1%
2019 70.40 87th 259 66.4%
2021 64.24 95th 275 65.5%
2022 53.44 105th 250 58.0%
2023 57.31 107th 249 57.0%
See the entire list of Connecticut Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 65.30 71st 244 70.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.31 20th 104 80.8%
2021 70.11 56th 218 74.3%
2023 61.26 31st 109 71.6%
See the entire list of Best Connecticut Middle Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.96 68th 160 57.5%
2019 70.14 59th 169 65.1%
2021 55.89 100th 235 57.4%
2022 37.06 108th 166 34.9%
2023 49.12 82nd 160 48.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.65 84th 164 48.8%
2019 54.98 90th 167 46.1%
2021 65.11 81st 224 63.8%
2023 46.60 91st 158 42.4%
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Rank History for White students at Brooklyn Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.41 72nd 168 57.1%
2019 59.65 70th 166 57.8%
2021 47.73 89th 175 49.1%
2022 27.81 110th 151 27.2%
2023 33.60 108th 158 31.6%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a citizen
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Open Quote I'm a former student of Brooklyn Middle school. After transferring to private school for 6th grade, I couldn't be happier. In Brooklyn, the students just don't care about education, nor do they take care of themselves well. Cliques are a normal thing there, and exclusion of "unpopular" kids is the thing to do. I was dubbed a nerd in 3rd grade, because I was gifted in reading. They had no special programs for me and the classes were too slow, since we had to wait for the disabled kids to figure the simplest of concepts out. Please! Don't ruin your child! Send them to private school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Brooklyn Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 290 3 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1989 305 3 11 2 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1990 308 4 10 2 n/a n/a n/a 0 324
1991 326 2 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1992 328 3 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 343
1993 343 4 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1994 369 2 11 3 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1995 362 1 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1996 362 1 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1997 390 4 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1998 419 1 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1999 383 4 1 14 2 n/a n/a 0 404
2000 383 5 0 5 2 n/a n/a 0 395
2001 369 5 1 4 1 n/a n/a 0 380
2002 366 2 3 13 7 n/a n/a 0 391
2003 366 2 3 13 7 n/a n/a 0 391
2004 384 2 3 15 8 n/a n/a 0 412
2005 385 3 1 12 4 n/a n/a 0 405
2006 298 2 0 10 3 n/a n/a 0 313
2007 401 2 3 8 1 n/a n/a 0 415
2008 386 2 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 400
2009 385 1 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 400
2010 360 5 10 9 2 n/a n/a 0 386
2011 354 6 9 13 1 0 2 0 385
2012 359 7 9 12 1 0 8 0 396
2013 358 5 5 15 0 0 11 0 394
2014 337 6 3 15 0 0 13 0 374
2015 335 5 2 14 0 0 17 0 373
2016 340 6 2 19 1 0 9 0 377
2017 303 4 9 25 1 0 10 0 352
2018 284 4 12 35 1 0 10 0 346
2019 301 5 9 33 1 1 12 0 362
2020 268 6 11 34 0 1 20 0 340
2021 266 6 7 34 0 0 21 0 334
2022 269 7 9 36 0 0 22 0 343
2023 283 8 7 37 0 0 22 1 358

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Brooklyn Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 302 28.0 10.7 n/a
1989 321 28.0 11.4 n/a
1990 324 29.0 11.1 n/a
1991 338 28.0 12.0 n/a
1992 343 26.4 12.9 7.6
1993 359 28.2 12.7 0.8
1994 385 29.2 13.2 16.9
1995 375 28.8 13.0 15.5
1996 375 28.8 13.0 15.5
1997 407 32.5 12.5 16.2
1998 439 31.8 13.8 17.3
1999 404 31.3 12.9 31.9
2000 395 30.2 13.1 16.5
2001 380 31.4 12.1 n/a
2002 391 32.0 12.2 17.6
2003 391 32.0 12.2 17.6
2004 412 30.5 13.5 18.9
2005 405 28.9 14.0 n/a
2006 313 28.9 10.8 24
2007 415 29.1 14.3 18.8
2008 400 31.6 12.7 16
2009 400 34.5 13.2 20.5
2010 386 31.4 12.2 22.8
2011 385 30.9 12.4 24.9
2012 396 32.6 12.1 31.6
2013 394 32.2 12.2 31.5
2014 374 31.4 11.9 25.4
2015 373 30.0 12.4 29
2016 377 31.0 12.1 28.6
2017 352 31.7 11.1 32.4
2018 346 29.7 11.6 33.2
2019 362 29.7 12.1 35.1
2020 340 32.3 10.5 39.7
2021 334 31.0 10.7 39.8
2022 343 32.0 10.7 34.1
2023 358 32.7 10.9 37.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Brooklyn Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 302 28.0 10.7 n/a
1989 321 28.0 11.4 n/a
1990 324 29.0 11.1 n/a
1991 338 28.0 12.0 n/a
1992 343 26.4 12.9 7.6
1993 359 28.2 12.7 0.8
1994 385 29.2 13.2 16.9
1995 375 28.8 13.0 15.5
1996 375 28.8 13.0 15.5
1997 407 32.5 12.5 16.2
1998 439 31.8 13.8 17.3
1999 404 31.3 12.9 31.9
2000 395 30.2 13.1 16.5
2001 380 31.4 12.1 n/a
2002 391 32.0 12.2 17.6
2003 391 32.0 12.2 17.6
2004 412 30.5 13.5 18.9
2005 405 28.9 14.0 n/a
2006 313 28.9 10.8 24
2007 415 29.1 14.3 18.8
2008 400 31.6 12.7 16
2009 400 34.5 13.2 20.5
2010 386 31.4 12.2 22.8
2011 385 30.9 12.4 24.9
2012 396 32.6 12.1 31.6
2013 394 32.2 12.2 31.5
2014 374 31.4 11.9 25.4
2015 373 30.0 12.4 29
2016 377 31.0 12.1 28.6
2017 352 31.7 11.1 32.4
2018 346 29.7 11.6 33.2
2019 362 29.7 12.1 35.1
2020 340 32.3 10.5 39.7
2021 334 31.0 10.7 39.8
2022 343 32.0 10.7 34.1
2023 358 32.7 10.9 37.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Brooklyn Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,864
2019 $15,751
2020 $17,098
2021 $17,911

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Brooklyn Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 87th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 107th of 249 Middle schools
 9.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn Middle School)61.764.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School District)61.164.5
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)58.151.3
 6.8%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn Middle School)43.640.9
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn School District)43.240.9
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.541.8
 4.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn Middle School)67.256.1
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School District)67.256.1
 11.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.348
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn Middle School)49.341.5
 7.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn School District)49.341.5
 7.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.439.6
 5.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn Middle School)74.156.9
 17.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School District)74.156.9
 17.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn Middle School)56.546.1
 10.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn School District)56.546.1
 10.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn Middle School)71.351.4
 19.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Brooklyn School District)71.351.4
 19.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn Middle School)4735.1
 11.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Brooklyn School District)4735.1
 11.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)43.536.2
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students362358
 1.1%
African American58
 60%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian97
 22.2%
Hispanic3337
 12.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White301283
 6%
Two or More Races1222
 83.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.1%37.7%
 2.6%


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Students at Brooklyn Middle School are 79% White, 10% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Asian.

Brooklyn Middle School ranks 108th of 252 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 358 students attended Brooklyn Middle School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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