Walter C. Polson Middle School

Public 6-8

 302 Green Hill Rd.
       Madison, CT  06443-2283


(203) 245-6480

District: Madison School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 250 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $24,339 Help

Students who attend Walter C. Polson Middle School usually attend:

High:    Daniel Hand High School

Feeder schools for Walter C. Polson Middle School:

Elementary:    Dr. Robert H. Brown Intermediate School
    J. Milton Jeffrey Elementary School
    Kathleen H. Ryerson Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.1
Number of students:  537

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.5%
Hispanic:
6.7%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.3%

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Compare Details Walter C. Polson Middle School ranks better than 88.8% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.56. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.5%), Hispanic (6.7%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter C. Polson Middle School is 9.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walter C. Polson Middle School is $24,339.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Walter C. Polson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter C. Polson Middle School 28th of 250 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Walter C. Polson Middle School in the ranking list.)

Madison School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison School District 21st of 148 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walter C. Polson Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 84.80 11th 248 95.6%
2007 82.82 19th 250 92.4%
2008 84.56 9th 252 96.4%
2009 85.20 5th 255 98.0%
2010 83.94 10th 268 96.3%
2011 81.83 18th 269 93.3%
2012 80.88 23rd 272 91.5%
2013 80.94 23rd 278 91.7%
2015 87.84 25th 280 91.1%
2016 76.68 58th 246 76.4%
2017 69.80 78th 250 68.8%
2018 70.72 84th 249 66.3%
2019 69.70 89th 259 65.6%
2021 92.96 11th 275 96.0%
2022 87.56 28th 250 88.8%

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

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Enrollment information for Walter C. Polson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 598 5 22 3 0 n/a n/a 0 628
2005 577 6 24 7 0 n/a n/a 0 614
2006 585 7 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 620
2007 611 7 23 5 3 n/a n/a 0 649
2008 613 6 17 7 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2009 607 6 19 5 2 n/a n/a 0 639
2010 574 5 23 5 1 n/a n/a 0 608
2011 568 3 23 13 0 2 7 0 616
2012 556 5 24 11 1 1 7 0 605
2013 545 6 21 11 1 0 7 0 591
2014 508 2 22 15 1 0 12 0 560
2015 492 3 23 15 2 0 17 0 552
2016 490 3 25 18 2 0 18 0 556
2017 437 1 20 15 1 0 13 0 487
2018 385 3 13 17 0 0 15 0 433
2019 363 3 11 24 0 0 21 0 422
2020 498 3 18 31 2 1 34 0 587
2021 460 4 21 37 2 1 23 0 548
2022 459 2 19 36 0 0 21 0 537

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 Walter C. Polson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 628 47.8 13.1 1.9
2005 614 37.9 16.2 n/a
2006 620 41.2 15.0 1.8
2007 649 43.6 14.9 1.4
2008 645 51.7 12.5 1.1
2009 639 56.2 12.1 1.6
2010 608 52.1 11.6 2.8
2011 616 50.7 12.1 4.9
2012 605 50.7 11.9 3.8
2013 591 49.3 11.9 4.9
2014 560 47.3 11.8 5.7
2015 552 47.0 11.7 5.3
2016 556 46.0 12.0 5.2
2017 487 44.9 10.8 3.1
2018 433 42.9 10.0 4.6
2019 422 41.4 10.1 3.8
2020 587 61.9 9.4 3.2
2021 548 62.0 8.8 4.4
2022 537 58.8 9.1 4.3

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Walter C. Polson Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 628 47.8 13.1 1.9
2005 614 37.9 16.2 n/a
2006 620 41.2 15.0 1.8
2007 649 43.6 14.9 1.4
2008 645 51.7 12.5 1.1
2009 639 56.2 12.1 1.6
2010 608 52.1 11.6 2.8
2011 616 50.7 12.1 4.9
2012 605 50.7 11.9 3.8
2013 591 49.3 11.9 4.9
2014 560 47.3 11.8 5.7
2015 552 47.0 11.7 5.3
2016 556 46.0 12.0 5.2
2017 487 44.9 10.8 3.1
2018 433 42.9 10.0 4.6
2019 422 41.4 10.1 3.8
2020 587 61.9 9.4 3.2
2021 548 62.0 8.8 4.4
2022 537 58.8 9.1 4.3

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 Walter C. Polson Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $20,462
2019 $20,503
2020 $21,599
2021 $24,339

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walter C. Polson Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 89th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 28th of 250 Middle schools
 23.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Walter C. Polson Middle School)66.770.6
 3.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Madison School District)66.370.6
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.149.7
 6.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Walter C. Polson Middle School)68.571.1
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Madison School District)68.171.1
 3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.137.9
 8.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Walter C. Polson Middle School)54.962
 7.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Madison School District)54.961.6
 6.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.849.2
 6.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Walter C. Polson Middle School)51.862
 10.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Madison School District)51.861.6
 9.8%
   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 Students422548
 29.9%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian02
Asian1121
 90.9%
Hispanic2437
 54.2%
Pacific Islander01
White363460
 26.7%
Two or More Races2123
 9.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.8%4.4%
 0.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Walter C. Polson Middle School

Walter C. Polson Middle School ranks 28th of 250 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 537 students attended Walter C. Polson Middle School.

Students at Walter C. Polson Middle School are 85% White, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Students who attend Walter C. Polson Middle School usually go on to attend Daniel Hand High School


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