E. C. Adams Middle School

Summary:

E. C. Adams Middle School is a public middle school located in Guilford, Connecticut, serving grades 7-8 with a student population of 486 and part of the highly-ranked Guilford School District.

E. C. Adams Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Connecticut, with a statewide ranking between 7-30 over the past 10 years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 30th out of 249 Connecticut middle schools and received a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's student population is predominantly White at 81.48%, significantly higher than the state average. E. C. Adams Middle School also outperforms the state and district averages on standardized tests, with 76.2% of 7th-grade students and 70.2% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 48.8% and 48.5%, respectively. Additionally, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 10.6 and a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 14.61%.

While E. C. Adams Middle School's academic performance is consistently strong, there are some nearby schools, such as Walter C. Polson Middle School and Westbrook Middle School, that also demonstrate impressive results. Additionally, the school's racial homogeneity raises questions about diversity and inclusion efforts, and there may be opportunities to further improve and support the academic growth of all student subgroups.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 233 Church St.
       Guilford, CT  06437-2403


(203) 453-2755

District: Guilford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,698 Help


Students who attend E. C. Adams Middle School usually attend:

High:    Guilford High School

Feeder schools for E. C. Adams Middle School:

Elementary:    A. W. Cox School
    Calvin Leete School
    Guilford Lakes School
    Melissa Jones School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.6 Help
Number of students:  486

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.5%
Hispanic:
7.0%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details E. C. Adams Middle School ranks better than 88.1% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.06. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81.5%), Hispanic (7%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at E. C. Adams Middle School is 10.6. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at E. C. Adams Middle School is $19,698.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

E. C. Adams Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks E. C. Adams Middle School 30th of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See E. C. Adams Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Guilford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Guilford School District 31st of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for E. C. Adams Middle School

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Rank History for all students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 84.67 13th 248 94.8%
2007 83.21 16th 250 93.6%
2008 82.73 19th 252 92.5%
2009 82.47 19th 255 92.5%
2010 84.23 6th 268 97.8%
2011 83.60 4th 269 98.5%
2012 82.20 9th 272 96.7%
2013 81.42 15th 278 94.6%
2015 90.34 14th 280 95.0%
2016 90.25 7th 246 97.2%
2017 90.90 9th 250 96.4%
2018 92.59 8th 249 96.8%
2019 92.83 10th 259 96.1%
2021 93.18 10th 275 96.4%
2022 89.46 21st 250 91.6%
2023 87.06 30th 249 88.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.97 16th 244 93.4%
2023 83.01 3rd 20 85.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 96.69 4th 104 96.2%
2021 96.78 5th 218 97.7%
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Rank History for Female students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.63 16th 160 90.0%
2019 88.10 10th 169 94.1%
2021 93.13 7th 235 97.0%
2022 90.29 8th 166 95.2%
2023 83.16 25th 160 84.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 69.36 25th 104 76.0%
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Rank History for Male students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.12 2nd 164 98.8%
2019 90.25 9th 167 94.6%
2021 90.29 17th 224 92.4%
2022 82.03 28th 169 83.4%
2023 83.18 23rd 158 85.4%
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Rank History for White students at E. C. Adams Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.20 6th 168 96.4%
2019 88.08 10th 166 94.0%
2021 86.93 11th 175 93.7%
2022 80.90 22nd 151 85.4%
2023 73.07 36th 158 77.2%
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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.

E. C. Adams Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, August 25, 2014

Open Quote Very good school, many teachers that are extremely engaged and follow up with all the students.
Great environment, my kid loved it and misses it a lot.
Great kids and families.
Very nice experience all together. Close Quote


by a student
Monday, May 25, 2009

Open Quote The school is just plain bad. You can tell the teachers truly don't care and they can be rightfully described as delusional. None of the courses are challenging and it is basically a prison on the inside. They dress it up for those from the outside and the moment they leave we go back to being slaves in the institution. Honestly it was the worst school I've ever attended. The thing i hated the most was the principal; she was just a figurehead and the secretary did more then she did. Worst school ever. Close Quote



Enrollment information for E. C. Adams Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 369 2 6 9 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1989 373 2 4 7 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1990 505 5 14 3 n/a n/a n/a 0 527
1991 493 4 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 508
1992 499 3 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1993 511 4 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1994 552 5 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 564
1995 538 4 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1996 538 4 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1997 566 5 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 585
1998 614 7 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 635
1999 583 11 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 614
2000 584 10 10 8 0 n/a n/a 0 612
2001 585 13 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 622
2002 605 5 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 636
2003 605 5 11 14 1 n/a n/a 0 636
2004 625 3 15 15 0 n/a n/a 0 658
2005 578 2 16 15 1 n/a n/a 0 612
2006 573 2 16 13 0 n/a n/a 0 604
2007 543 5 16 27 0 n/a n/a 0 591
2008 540 8 17 34 1 n/a n/a 0 600
2009 551 8 17 27 1 n/a n/a 0 604
2010 565 5 29 19 1 n/a n/a 0 619
2011 510 5 25 24 1 0 7 0 572
2012 484 3 18 34 1 0 11 0 551
2013 523 5 23 30 0 0 11 0 592
2014 510 7 24 34 0 0 8 0 583
2015 471 7 19 45 0 0 17 0 559
2016 466 5 19 40 0 0 22 0 552
2017 451 5 25 37 0 0 17 0 535
2018 480 9 26 40 1 2 20 0 578
2019 473 5 27 47 1 2 24 0 579
2020 437 5 27 50 0 0 24 0 543
2021 399 9 22 39 0 0 24 0 493
2022 371 5 21 35 0 1 32 0 465
2023 396 6 21 34 0 2 27 0 486

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 E. C. Adams Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 386 31.0 12.4 n/a
1989 386 28.0 13.7 n/a
1990 527 42.2 12.4 n/a
1991 508 49.9 10.1 n/a
1992 510 42.9 11.8 1.4
1993 520 43.6 11.9 0
1994 564 46.4 12.2 1.6
1995 559 39.5 14.2 2.3
1996 559 39.5 14.2 2.3
1997 585 44.7 13.1 1.7
1998 635 46.8 13.6 3
1999 614 48.6 12.6 3.4
2000 612 49.5 12.4 4.4
2001 622 50.1 12.4 n/a
2002 636 46.7 13.6 3.6
2003 636 46.7 13.6 3.6
2004 658 46.0 14.3 4.3
2005 612 48.4 12.6 n/a
2006 604 48.4 12.5 4.1
2007 591 47.8 12.4 4.1
2008 600 53.1 11.3 4
2009 604 57.3 11.4 4.6
2010 619 53.1 11.6 7.9
2011 572 52.8 10.8 7.7
2012 551 53.2 10.3 9.3
2013 592 53.2 11.1 6.9
2014 583 52.2 11.1 7.2
2015 559 51.0 10.9 9.8
2016 552 50.0 11.0 10
2017 535 50.6 10.5 9.3
2018 578 53.0 10.9 7.8
2019 579 50.4 11.4 11.7
2020 543 51.6 10.5 14.4
2021 493 44.6 11.0 14.6
2022 465 42.0 11.0 14.2
2023 486 45.5 10.6 14.6

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 E. C. Adams Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 386 31.0 12.4 n/a
1989 386 28.0 13.7 n/a
1990 527 42.2 12.4 n/a
1991 508 49.9 10.1 n/a
1992 510 42.9 11.8 1.4
1993 520 43.6 11.9 0
1994 564 46.4 12.2 1.6
1995 559 39.5 14.2 2.3
1996 559 39.5 14.2 2.3
1997 585 44.7 13.1 1.7
1998 635 46.8 13.6 3
1999 614 48.6 12.6 3.4
2000 612 49.5 12.4 4.4
2001 622 50.1 12.4 n/a
2002 636 46.7 13.6 3.6
2003 636 46.7 13.6 3.6
2004 658 46.0 14.3 4.3
2005 612 48.4 12.6 n/a
2006 604 48.4 12.5 4.1
2007 591 47.8 12.4 4.1
2008 600 53.1 11.3 4
2009 604 57.3 11.4 4.6
2010 619 53.1 11.6 7.9
2011 572 52.8 10.8 7.7
2012 551 53.2 10.3 9.3
2013 592 53.2 11.1 6.9
2014 583 52.2 11.1 7.2
2015 559 51.0 10.9 9.8
2016 552 50.0 11.0 10
2017 535 50.6 10.5 9.3
2018 578 53.0 10.9 7.8
2019 579 50.4 11.4 11.7
2020 543 51.6 10.5 14.4
2021 493 44.6 11.0 14.6
2022 465 42.0 11.0 14.2
2023 486 45.5 10.6 14.6

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 E. C. Adams Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,590
2019 $17,938
2020 $18,438
2021 $19,698

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

Impact of COVID-19 on E. C. Adams 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 10th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 30th of 249 Middle schools
 8.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (E. C. Adams Middle School)81.576.2
 5.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Guilford School District)81.575.8
 5.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (E. C. Adams Middle School)76.466.4
 10%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Guilford School District)76.466.1
 10.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (E. C. Adams Middle School)83.670.2
 13.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Guilford School District)82.770.4
 12.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (E. C. Adams Middle School)82.966.1
 16.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Guilford School District)82.165.8
 16.3%
   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 Students579486
 16.1%
African American56
 20%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian2721
 22.2%
Hispanic4734
 27.7%
Pacific Islander22
White473396
 16.3%
Two or More Races2427
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.7%14.6%
 2.9%


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E. C. Adams Middle School ranks 30th of 252 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend E. C. Adams Middle School usually go on to attend Guilford High School

Students at E. C. Adams Middle School are 81% White, 7% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 486 students attended E. C. Adams 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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