Illing Middle School

Public 7-8

 227 East Middle Turnpike
       Manchester, CT  06040-4206


 (860) 647-3400

District: Manchester School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
177th of 234 Connecticut Middle Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  10.6
Number of students:  807

Racial breakdown:

White:
35.9%
Hispanic:
28.9%
African American:
23.2%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  60.1%

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Updated Wednesday, September 21, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

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Compare Details In 2016, Illing Middle School ranked worse than 75.6% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.01. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Illing Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (35.9%), Hispanic (28.9%), African American (23.2%). (See more...)
Compare Details 60.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Illing Middle School is 10.6. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Illing Middle School:

SchoolDigger Ranks Illing Middle School 177th of 234 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Illing Middle School in the ranking list.)

Manchester School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Manchester School District 121st of 138 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Illing Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 38.35 177th 251 29.5% 1 star ranking
2007 31.38 185th 253 26.9% 1 star ranking
2008 40.41 170th 255 33.3% 2 star ranking
2009 40.11 177th 258 31.4% 2 star ranking
2010 46.17 176th 271 35.1% 2 star ranking
2011 39.89 191st 272 29.8% 2 star ranking
2012 41.03 197th 275 28.4% 1 star ranking
2013 43.56 193rd 281 31.3% 2 star ranking
2015 33.23 184th 280 34.3% 2 star ranking
2016 23.01 177th 234 24.4% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Illing Middle School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessments are new tests and replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in English language arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The Individual Student Report shows a student's achievement on assessments based on the Connecticut Core Standards, which define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

Source: SDE: Smarter Balanced Reporting Information

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by a citizen
Friday, October 14, 2016

Open Quote First of all, where did that 10 students per 1 teacher ratio come from? It's completely false! Each teacher geberally has 20-25 students, sometimes alone, and sometimes with a SpEd co-teacher. Chirus and phys ed classes are HUGE. Illing school does have some very dedicated teachers. Several of them go above and beyond and are willing and available to meet or talk after school hours. They also go into work early before school hours to get work done or meet with parents. That type of teacher at Illing, however, is a dying breed. Teachers are burnt out. Administration at Illing has a high turnover rate which negatively affects the students and teachers due to lack of continuity. Rules are changed and expectations are different with each new administrator. There have been three different principals in the past five years. Also, the trend in Manchester Public Schools now is to hire ONLY BEGINNING TEACHERS to fill vacancies created by resignations or retirements. This practice is done because new teachers "cost less" on the salary scale. They will earn anywhere from 10-20 thousand dollars less than a veteran teacher. The Manchester teachers' contract with salary scales are available for the public to view online. It's published as part of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). Manchester would not be breaking the bank if they were to ocassionally hire a teacher with 10 years of experience. Yet, the Superintendent flat-out refuses to even think about hiring anyone above mabey step 1 or 2 on the salary scale. Does the Board of Ed pat him on the back when he saves the district an annual $10,000 in salary? Where does the rest of the wasted distric money go? Doesnt the superintendent make bonuses? Doesnt he receive allowence for gas and mileage? Look of Manchester Public Schools online and see how they are misappropriating funds for ridiculous non-academic purposes. Your tax dollars are going toards nonsense instead of quality teachers who can provide a well-rounded, positive and sound education to your kids. Instead, the superintendent chooses to "save money" by hiring inexperienced 20-somethings to fill teaching vacancies. These fresh-from-college kids are left to sink or swim in sometimes-difficult teaching situations. Often, they sink. Thus, several young teachers have quit their Manchestsr teaching jobs mid-school-year or earlier. Is that good for kids? When the vacancies have arisen, though, the superintendent refuses to entertain the idea of hiring dedicated veteran teachers with excellent classroom management skills, natural teaching abilities, years of teaching experience, impressive resumes, and glowing recommendations. Superintendent Geary would rather continue to hire just-out-of-college 22-23-year old teachers because their salaries are at the "bottom step" in the teacher contract. The act of hiring only newbies is a detriment to the students who then receive a poor education from a green 20-something with no skills or experience. The superintendent's practice of hiring only 20-somethings also frustrate the veteran teachers who struggle to work along side these new and poorly-prepared, confused, stubborn and entitled "youths". The hiring of what amounts to "cheap labor" as opposed to experienced well-rounded veteran educators is done to save about $15,000 in salary per year. $15,000 means nothing to a district that reguarly wastes millions of dollars on meaningless things while students go without proper educational materials or teachers who understand the educational process and flow of a classroom. Meanwhile, Manchester Public Schools was recently somehow able to afford a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art sports field with FIFA-grade fake turf. THIS a priority to the Board of Ed and superintendent of Manchester Schools? What's wrong with a grass fied? Does anyone realize how much that renovation cost the taxayers of Manchester? Why aren't the childrens' educational needs the priority? They spend millions and millions on a new football field, but balk at hiring people who may fall a little higher on the salary scale than a recent college grad. Just watch as your childrens' teachers get younger and younger each year. Look up the salary info and the info regarding the new sports field. It's all available through the Freedom of Info Act. Then ask your kid what he/she learned today from his/her 24-year old teacher who spent the entire period executing futile empty-threat discipline tactics and was unable to get through a lesson. Manchester, your veteran teachers are fed up with the youngsters. They are retiring early. The young teachers have no guidance or admin support, so they're quitting too. Then you replace everyone with more 23-year-olds. No wonder the test scores and morale are so low. Wake up! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Open Quote No Communication or support Close Quote


Enrollment information for Illing Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 765 51 19 7 6 n/a n/a 0 848
1989 688 45 17 20 12 n/a n/a 0 782
1990 657 60 24 29 5 n/a n/a 0 775
1991 723 54 15 35 4 n/a n/a 0 831
1992 710 64 22 42 0 n/a n/a 0 838
1993 723 76 21 51 4 n/a n/a 0 875
1994 757 89 16 51 2 n/a n/a 0 915
1995 750 99 26 67 0 n/a n/a 0 942
1996 750 99 26 67 0 n/a n/a 0 942
1997 742 116 32 86 0 n/a n/a 0 976
1998 712 134 26 80 0 n/a n/a 0 952
1999 730 150 29 80 1 n/a n/a 0 990
2000 733 141 24 82 3 n/a n/a 0 983
2001 740 141 27 97 3 n/a n/a 0 1008
2002 694 146 43 102 4 n/a n/a 0 989
2003 694 146 43 102 4 n/a n/a 0 989
2004 583 139 39 108 3 n/a n/a 0 872
2005 564 111 39 119 2 n/a n/a 0 835
2006 528 119 39 119 1 n/a n/a 0 806
2007 552 188 50 198 4 n/a n/a 0 992
2008 465 196 44 204 6 n/a n/a 0 915
2009 430 203 50 182 6 n/a n/a 0 871
2010 456 232 51 207 3 n/a n/a 0 949
2011 416 195 44 208 3 0 35 0 901
2012 349 181 46 215 5 0 40 0 836
2013 338 181 52 189 4 0 32 0 796
2014 318 182 54 207 4 0 36 0 801
2015 290 187 54 233 4 0 39 0 807

Test score 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 Illing Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 848 65.0 13.0 n/a
1989 782 62.0 12.6 n/a
1990 775 63.0 12.3 n/a
1991 831 61.2 13.5 n/a
1992 838 62.3 13.4 7.6
1993 875 62.2 14.1 1.6
1994 915 64.7 14.1 19.8
1995 942 63.7 14.8 21.3
1996 942 63.7 14.8 21.3
1997 976 65.2 15.0 14.8
1998 952 65.9 14.4 16.0
1999 990 70.2 14.1 23.8
2000 983 70.5 13.9 23.3
2001 1008 66.7 15.1 n/a
2002 989 74.7 13.2 27.0
2003 989 74.7 13.2 27.0
2004 872 74.3 11.7 30.0
2005 835 63.2 13.2 n/a
2006 806 63.5 12.7 43.5
2007 992 75.3 13.2 39.9
2008 915 81.0 11.3 42.7
2009 871 92.0 10.3 45.9
2010 949 79.2 11.9 47.2
2011 901 72.2 12.4 59.2
2012 836 73.6 11.3 62.6
2013 796 79.0 10.0 58.4
2014 801 76.8 10.4 57.8
2015 807 76.0 10.6 60.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Illing Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 848 65.0 13.0 n/a
1989 782 62.0 12.6 n/a
1990 775 63.0 12.3 n/a
1991 831 61.2 13.5 n/a
1992 838 62.3 13.4 7.6
1993 875 62.2 14.1 1.6
1994 915 64.7 14.1 19.8
1995 942 63.7 14.8 21.3
1996 942 63.7 14.8 21.3
1997 976 65.2 15.0 14.8
1998 952 65.9 14.4 16.0
1999 990 70.2 14.1 23.8
2000 983 70.5 13.9 23.3
2001 1008 66.7 15.1 n/a
2002 989 74.7 13.2 27.0
2003 989 74.7 13.2 27.0
2004 872 74.3 11.7 30.0
2005 835 63.2 13.2 n/a
2006 806 63.5 12.7 43.5
2007 992 75.3 13.2 39.9
2008 915 81.0 11.3 42.7
2009 871 92.0 10.3 45.9
2010 949 79.2 11.9 47.2
2011 901 72.2 12.4 59.2
2012 836 73.6 11.3 62.6
2013 796 79.0 10.0 58.4
2014 801 76.8 10.4 57.8
2015 807 76.0 10.6 60.1

Test score 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.




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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 State Department of Education.

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