Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Summary:

Dag Hammarskjold Middle School is a public middle school in Wallingford, Connecticut, serving 579 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Wallingford School District, which is ranked 97 out of 151 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dag Hammarskjold has a significantly higher percentage of white students (69.26%) compared to nearby schools, which tend to have more diverse student populations. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by proficiency rates in SBAC/English Language Arts and Mathematics, is generally lower than the state average and the nearby schools, such as James H. Moran Middle School. For example, in 2022-2023, Dag Hammarskjold's 8th-grade proficiency rates were 46.1% in ELA and 24.5% in Math, compared to the state averages of 48.5% and 36.2%, respectively. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students (33.85%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families.

Dag Hammarskjold's academic performance has shown a declining trend over the years, with proficiency rates in both ELA and Math decreasing across all grade levels. This is in contrast to the nearby schools, which have generally maintained or improved their academic performance. The school's lower academic performance and higher percentage of students from low-income families may be related to factors such as resource allocation, teacher quality, and the socioeconomic composition of the student population. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive approach that considers the school's unique demographic and socioeconomic factors, as well as the allocation of resources and the quality of instruction.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 106 Pond Hill Road
       Wallingford, CT  06492


(203) 294-3700

District: Wallingford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
147th of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,612 Help


Students who attend Dag Hammarskjold Middle School usually attend:

High:    Lyman Hall High School

Feeder schools for Dag Hammarskjold Middle School:

Elementary:    Evarts C. Stevens School
    Moses Y. Beach School
    Pond Hill School
    Rock Hill School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.8 Help
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
Hispanic:
21.4%
Asian:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.9% Help


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Compare Details Dag Hammarskjold Middle School ranks worse than 58.3% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), Hispanic (21.4%), Asian (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School is 9.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School is $18,612.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dag Hammarskjold Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Dag Hammarskjold Middle School 147th of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Dag Hammarskjold Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Wallingford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Wallingford School District 97th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 69.26 87th 248 64.9%
2007 68.87 95th 250 62.0%
2008 70.45 95th 252 62.3%
2009 71.18 92nd 255 63.9%
2010 74.25 83rd 268 69.0%
2011 71.51 96th 269 64.3%
2012 69.79 109th 272 59.9%
2013 70.74 105th 278 62.2%
2015 68.76 94th 280 66.4%
2016 58.13 107th 246 56.5%
2017 54.64 116th 250 53.6%
2018 42.93 141st 249 43.4%
2019 39.54 146th 259 43.6%
2021 40.05 150th 275 45.5%
2022 38.04 139th 250 44.4%
2023 34.32 146th 249 41.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.19 9th 23 60.9%
2021 28.46 180th 244 26.2%
2022 22.50 24th 36 33.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 24.21 82nd 104 21.2%
2021 33.33 139th 218 36.2%
2022 31.82 77th 106 27.4%
2023 20.45 89th 109 18.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.35 113th 160 29.4%
2019 33.28 116th 169 31.4%
2021 39.38 135th 235 42.6%
2022 30.42 118th 166 28.9%
2023 28.07 112th 160 30.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.04 74th 104 28.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.15 107th 164 34.8%
2019 29.72 114th 167 31.7%
2021 32.60 141st 224 37.1%
2022 33.60 112th 169 33.7%
2023 22.45 118th 158 25.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.73 51st 75 32.0%
2019 27.80 72nd 97 25.8%
2021 28.55 104th 146 28.8%
2022 36.05 55th 97 43.3%
2023 22.03 78th 99 21.2%
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Rank History for White students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.82 138th 168 17.9%
2019 18.00 145th 166 12.7%
2021 16.95 151st 175 13.7%
2022 15.82 131st 151 13.2%
2023 12.52 143rd 158 9.5%
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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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Enrollment information for Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 646 2 11 11 2 n/a n/a 0 672
1989 631 2 13 12 3 n/a n/a 0 661
1990 633 4 10 11 n/a n/a n/a 0 658
1991 636 5 10 16 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1992 654 11 12 24 4 n/a n/a 0 705
1993 688 10 17 13 0 n/a n/a 0 728
1994 666 15 14 21 0 n/a n/a 0 716
1995 734 10 15 33 1 n/a n/a 0 793
1996 734 10 15 33 1 n/a n/a 0 793
1997 761 13 10 48 0 n/a n/a 0 832
1998 760 12 12 43 1 n/a n/a 0 828
1999 742 14 15 53 3 n/a n/a 0 827
2000 750 14 20 47 2 n/a n/a 0 833
2001 753 17 18 54 4 n/a n/a 0 846
2002 735 29 14 61 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2003 735 29 14 61 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2004 736 30 16 60 0 n/a n/a 0 842
2005 712 22 21 70 0 n/a n/a 0 825
2006 674 20 18 67 0 n/a n/a 0 779
2007 670 20 18 97 0 n/a n/a 0 805
2008 614 18 23 87 1 n/a n/a 0 743
2009 587 20 28 82 1 n/a n/a 0 718
2010 580 19 31 69 1 n/a n/a 0 700
2011 586 20 28 76 3 0 0 0 713
2012 565 17 28 96 2 0 1 0 709
2013 515 17 33 113 3 0 0 0 681
2014 531 15 32 121 1 0 0 0 700
2015 520 16 30 126 2 0 1 0 695
2016 552 18 30 131 1 0 1 0 733
2017 538 14 38 131 1 0 5 0 727
2018 522 16 33 126 0 0 5 0 702
2019 500 18 29 110 0 0 7 0 664
2020 479 20 24 110 0 0 11 0 644
2021 454 16 29 119 1 1 18 0 638
2022 426 10 26 127 0 2 16 0 607
2023 401 3 30 124 0 2 19 0 579

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 Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1989 661 40.5 16.3 n/a
1990 658 42.5 15.4 n/a
1991 667 42.7 15.6 n/a
1992 705 45.3 15.5 7.2
1993 728 44.5 16.4 0.8
1994 716 47.7 15.0 12.7
1995 793 50.6 15.7 14
1996 793 50.6 15.7 14
1997 832 56.2 14.8 10.2
1998 828 57.6 14.4 10.3
1999 827 57.5 14.4 13.5
2000 833 60.0 13.9 12
2001 846 59.1 14.3 n/a
2002 842 61.3 13.7 14.5
2003 842 61.3 13.7 14.5
2004 842 62.8 13.4 13.1
2005 825 56.4 14.6 n/a
2006 779 56.3 13.8 8.3
2007 805 57.8 13.9 10.7
2008 743 62.5 11.9 8.7
2009 718 61.8 12.5 12.3
2010 700 58.5 11.9 13
2011 713 58.7 12.1 13
2012 709 56.8 12.4 16.8
2013 681 54.2 12.5 20.6
2014 700 56.0 12.5 23.1
2015 695 56.0 12.4 22.9
2016 733 54.0 13.5 21.7
2017 727 54.5 13.3 25.6
2018 702 61.0 11.5 26.9
2019 664 54.1 12.2 31
2020 644 58.0 11.1 34.9
2021 638 57.2 11.1 35.7
2022 607 58.6 10.3 33.4
2023 579 58.7 9.8 33.9

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 Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 672 42.0 16.0 n/a
1989 661 40.5 16.3 n/a
1990 658 42.5 15.4 n/a
1991 667 42.7 15.6 n/a
1992 705 45.3 15.5 7.2
1993 728 44.5 16.4 0.8
1994 716 47.7 15.0 12.7
1995 793 50.6 15.7 14
1996 793 50.6 15.7 14
1997 832 56.2 14.8 10.2
1998 828 57.6 14.4 10.3
1999 827 57.5 14.4 13.5
2000 833 60.0 13.9 12
2001 846 59.1 14.3 n/a
2002 842 61.3 13.7 14.5
2003 842 61.3 13.7 14.5
2004 842 62.8 13.4 13.1
2005 825 56.4 14.6 n/a
2006 779 56.3 13.8 8.3
2007 805 57.8 13.9 10.7
2008 743 62.5 11.9 8.7
2009 718 61.8 12.5 12.3
2010 700 58.5 11.9 13
2011 713 58.7 12.1 13
2012 709 56.8 12.4 16.8
2013 681 54.2 12.5 20.6
2014 700 56.0 12.5 23.1
2015 695 56.0 12.4 22.9
2016 733 54.0 13.5 21.7
2017 727 54.5 13.3 25.6
2018 702 61.0 11.5 26.9
2019 664 54.1 12.2 31
2020 644 58.0 11.1 34.9
2021 638 57.2 11.1 35.7
2022 607 58.6 10.3 33.4
2023 579 58.7 9.8 33.9

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 Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $16,380
2019 $17,461
2020 $17,226
2021 $18,612

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dag Hammarskjold Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 146th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 146th of 249 Middle schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)45.740
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)46.841.4
 5.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.348
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)34.725.1
 9.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)33.727.3
 6.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.439.6
 5.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)59.540.7
 18.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)59.442.8
 16.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)39.233.7
 5.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)39.237.5
 1.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)49.646.1
 3.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Wallingford School District)56.246.6
 9.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Dag Hammarskjold Middle School)30.724.5
 6.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Wallingford School District)38.927.6
 11.3%
   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 Students664579
 12.8%
African American183
 83.3%
American Indian00
Asian2930
 3.4%
Hispanic110124
 12.7%
Pacific Islander02
White500401
 19.8%
Two or More Races719
 171.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31%33.9%
 2.8%


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Dag Hammarskjold Middle School ranks 147th of 252 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Dag Hammarskjold Middle School are 69% White, 21% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 579 students attended Dag Hammarskjold Middle School.

Students who attend Dag Hammarskjold Middle School usually go on to attend Lyman Hall High School


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