William J. Johnston Middle School

Public 6-8

 360 Norwich Ave.
       Colchester, CT  06415-1272


(860) 537-2313

District: Colchester School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
37th of 250 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,233 Help

Students who attend William J. Johnston Middle School usually attend:

High:    Bacon Academy

Feeder schools for William J. Johnston Middle School:

Elementary:    Colchester Elementary School
    Jack Jackter Intermediate School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1
Number of students:  478

Racial breakdown:

White:
84.1%
Hispanic:
7.3%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.6%

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Compare Details William J. Johnston Middle School ranks better than 85.2% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (84.1%), Hispanic (7.3%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at William J. Johnston Middle School is 10.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at William J. Johnston Middle School is $19,233.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

William J. Johnston Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks William J. Johnston Middle School 37th of 250 Connecticut public middle schools. (See William J. Johnston Middle School in the ranking list.)

Colchester School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Colchester School District 51st of 148 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for William J. Johnston Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 73.09 71st 248 71.4%
2007 70.19 93rd 250 62.8%
2008 73.87 78th 252 69.0%
2009 67.60 111th 255 56.5%
2010 75.83 71st 268 73.5%
2011 73.63 85th 269 68.4%
2012 74.28 81st 272 70.2%
2013 75.70 70th 278 74.8%
2015 83.57 48th 280 82.9%
2016 75.00 65th 246 73.6%
2017 79.78 54th 250 78.4%
2018 84.94 32nd 249 87.1%
2019 81.91 51st 259 80.3%
2021 82.19 53rd 275 80.7%
2022 85.20 37th 250 85.2%

Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for William J. Johnston Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 236 6 2 1 4 n/a n/a 0 249
1989 358 9 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 370
1990 361 3 n/a 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 365
1991 376 11 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 394
1992 406 15 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1993 418 11 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 434
1994 451 12 4 0 2 n/a n/a 0 469
1995 500 11 2 3 6 n/a n/a 0 522
1996 500 11 2 3 6 n/a n/a 0 522
1997 563 8 1 9 8 n/a n/a 0 589
1998 598 9 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 622
1999 621 6 5 8 1 n/a n/a 0 641
2000 629 18 4 8 1 n/a n/a 0 660
2001 631 17 4 14 6 n/a n/a 0 672
2002 695 20 5 16 4 n/a n/a 0 740
2003 695 20 5 16 4 n/a n/a 0 740
2004 710 21 6 13 3 n/a n/a 0 753
2005 720 26 8 19 3 n/a n/a 0 776
2006 691 21 10 16 3 n/a n/a 0 741
2007 735 31 7 21 3 n/a n/a 0 797
2008 727 33 8 28 4 n/a n/a 0 800
2009 683 31 8 35 6 n/a n/a 0 763
2010 671 29 13 42 6 n/a n/a 0 761
2011 621 24 10 39 10 0 1 0 705
2012 621 23 14 32 7 0 3 0 700
2013 622 19 14 30 8 0 8 0 701
2014 596 17 15 27 5 0 8 0 668
2015 566 14 12 19 7 0 8 0 626
2016 536 13 18 19 4 0 10 0 600
2017 523 13 22 25 4 0 18 0 605
2018 490 8 18 27 2 0 26 0 571
2019 440 7 16 36 1 1 19 0 520
2020 434 5 16 39 1 0 22 0 517
2021 415 10 11 42 0 0 23 0 501
2022 402 8 8 35 0 0 25 0 478

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 William J. Johnston Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 23.0 10.8 n/a
1989 370 25.0 14.8 n/a
1990 365 33.0 11.0 n/a
1991 394 31.0 12.7 n/a
1992 427 28.3 15.0 2.1
1993 434 30.5 14.2 0.2
1994 469 28.0 16.8 9.2
1995 522 32.0 16.3 6.1
1996 522 32.0 16.3 6.1
1997 589 40.7 14.5 4.4
1998 622 43.2 14.4 5.8
1999 641 47.5 13.5 7.2
2000 660 52.8 12.5 7
2001 672 51.0 13.2 n/a
2002 740 58.5 12.6 6.1
2003 740 58.5 12.6 6.1
2004 753 59.5 12.7 8.5
2005 776 52.2 14.9 n/a
2006 741 55.8 13.3 6.1
2007 797 55.8 14.3 8.4
2008 800 62.0 12.9 10.3
2009 763 65.7 12.6 11
2010 761 59.8 12.7 11.8
2011 705 55.1 12.7 13.6
2012 700 53.9 12.9 13.3
2013 701 51.3 13.6 15.3
2014 668 51.6 12.9 15.6
2015 626 47.0 13.3 18.1
2016 600 47.0 12.7 18.7
2017 605 45.2 13.3 17.7
2018 571 49.9 11.4 15.1
2019 520 45.0 11.5 23.8
2020 517 44.2 11.6 26.7
2021 501 40.0 12.5 25.7
2022 478 47.0 10.1 23.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio William J. Johnston Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 249 23.0 10.8 n/a
1989 370 25.0 14.8 n/a
1990 365 33.0 11.0 n/a
1991 394 31.0 12.7 n/a
1992 427 28.3 15.0 2.1
1993 434 30.5 14.2 0.2
1994 469 28.0 16.8 9.2
1995 522 32.0 16.3 6.1
1996 522 32.0 16.3 6.1
1997 589 40.7 14.5 4.4
1998 622 43.2 14.4 5.8
1999 641 47.5 13.5 7.2
2000 660 52.8 12.5 7
2001 672 51.0 13.2 n/a
2002 740 58.5 12.6 6.1
2003 740 58.5 12.6 6.1
2004 753 59.5 12.7 8.5
2005 776 52.2 14.9 n/a
2006 741 55.8 13.3 6.1
2007 797 55.8 14.3 8.4
2008 800 62.0 12.9 10.3
2009 763 65.7 12.6 11
2010 761 59.8 12.7 11.8
2011 705 55.1 12.7 13.6
2012 700 53.9 12.9 13.3
2013 701 51.3 13.6 15.3
2014 668 51.6 12.9 15.6
2015 626 47.0 13.3 18.1
2016 600 47.0 12.7 18.7
2017 605 45.2 13.3 17.7
2018 571 49.9 11.4 15.1
2019 520 45.0 11.5 23.8
2020 517 44.2 11.6 26.7
2021 501 40.0 12.5 25.7
2022 478 47.0 10.1 23.6

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 William J. Johnston Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $15,503
2019 $17,467
2020 $18,246
2021 $19,233

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

Impact of COVID-19 on William J. Johnston Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 51st of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 37th of 250 Middle schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (William J. Johnston Middle School)64.557
 7.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester School District)64.156.6
 7.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.347.9
 7.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (William J. Johnston Middle School)68.161.4
 6.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Colchester School District)67.761
 6.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.437.1
 8.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (William J. Johnston Middle School)71.467.1
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester School District)71.466.7
 4.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.149.7
 6.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (William J. Johnston Middle School)66.171.9
 5.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Colchester School District)66.171.4
 5.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.137.9
 8.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (William J. Johnston Middle School)73.170.2
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester School District)73.169.8
 3.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.849.2
 6.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (William J. Johnston Middle School)7266.5
 5.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Colchester School District)7266
 6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)43.534.3
 9.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students520501
 3.7%
African American710
 42.9%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1611
 31.3%
Hispanic3642
 16.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White440415
 5.7%
Two or More Races1923
 21.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.8%25.7%
 1.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about William J. Johnston Middle School

In the 2021-22 school year, 478 students attended William J. Johnston Middle School.

William J. Johnston Middle School ranks 37th of 250 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at William J. Johnston Middle School are 84% White, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Asian.

Students who attend William J. Johnston Middle School usually go on to attend Bacon Academy


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