Swift Middle School

Public 6-8

 250 Colonial St.
       Oakville, CT  06779-2008


(860) 945-4830

District: Watertown School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
91st of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,239 Help


Students who attend Swift Middle School usually attend:

High:    Watertown High School

Feeder schools for Swift Middle School:

Elementary:    Fletcher W. Judson School
    John Trumbull Primary School
    Polk School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.2 Help
Number of students:  574

Racial breakdown:

White:
81.0%
Hispanic:
11.8%
African American:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.6% Help


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Compare Details Swift Middle School ranks better than 63.9% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.63. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (81%), Hispanic (11.8%), African American (3.3%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swift Middle School is 10.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swift Middle School is $18,239.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Swift Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Swift Middle School 91st of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Swift Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Watertown School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Watertown School District 99th of 199 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Swift Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 72.09 77th 248 69.0%
2007 73.54 71st 250 71.6%
2008 74.87 68th 252 73.0%
2009 72.72 85th 255 66.7%
2010 71.86 95th 268 64.6%
2011 69.13 112th 269 58.4%
2012 65.50 125th 272 54.0%
2013 66.25 123rd 278 55.8%
2015 61.45 112th 280 60.0%
2016 52.84 116th 246 52.8%
2017 59.12 103rd 250 58.8%
2018 65.53 96th 249 61.4%
2019 56.78 113th 259 56.4%
2021 61.34 105th 275 61.8%
2022 72.90 72nd 250 71.2%
2023 63.63 90th 249 63.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.74 15th 25 40.0%
2021 73.20 52nd 244 78.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.62 40th 104 61.5%
2021 80.09 34th 218 84.4%
2022 95.65 3rd 106 97.2%
2023 77.61 16th 109 85.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.53 82nd 160 48.8%
2019 54.74 91st 169 46.2%
2021 59.89 91st 235 61.3%
2022 74.45 49th 166 70.5%
2023 56.19 72nd 160 55.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 33.16 58th 104 44.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.63 78th 164 52.4%
2019 40.21 107th 167 35.9%
2021 54.78 95th 224 57.6%
2022 66.54 60th 169 64.5%
2023 55.23 78th 158 50.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 67.17 41st 146 71.9%
2023 70.62 19th 99 80.8%
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Rank History for White students at Swift Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.35 100th 168 40.5%
2019 35.50 111th 166 33.1%
2021 38.16 104th 175 40.6%
2022 54.59 69th 151 54.3%
2023 42.30 93rd 158 41.1%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Swift Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 414 4 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 424
1989 464 7 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1990 487 3 3 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 494
1991 465 3 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 477
1992 477 6 9 2 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1993 492 8 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 515
1994 494 8 7 12 1 n/a n/a 0 522
1995 549 4 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 567
1996 549 4 5 7 2 n/a n/a 0 567
1997 531 5 7 13 2 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 545 4 10 14 0 n/a n/a 0 573
1999 532 6 7 16 2 n/a n/a 0 563
2000 539 9 11 12 1 n/a n/a 0 572
2001 573 4 13 9 1 n/a n/a 0 600
2002 551 11 8 15 3 n/a n/a 0 588
2003 551 11 8 15 3 n/a n/a 0 588
2004 529 4 11 18 7 n/a n/a 0 569
2005 555 7 9 16 4 n/a n/a 0 591
2006 518 3 10 20 2 n/a n/a 0 553
2007 572 8 14 16 5 n/a n/a 0 615
2008 568 6 11 13 4 n/a n/a 0 602
2009 799 14 17 30 4 n/a n/a 0 864
2010 712 19 21 27 5 n/a n/a 0 784
2011 665 11 21 40 3 0 20 0 760
2012 666 13 17 55 3 0 17 0 771
2013 652 18 19 60 3 0 18 0 770
2014 629 10 17 59 1 0 18 0 734
2015 588 8 16 50 1 0 17 0 680
2016 574 15 14 41 0 0 21 0 665
2017 563 19 13 43 1 0 21 0 660
2018 561 19 17 50 1 0 21 0 669
2019 567 19 16 62 1 0 20 0 685
2020 564 18 11 63 1 1 19 0 677
2021 531 17 7 69 0 1 23 0 648
2022 465 19 4 68 1 1 16 0 574

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 Swift Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 424 41.0 10.3 n/a
1989 480 38.5 12.4 n/a
1990 494 40.0 12.3 n/a
1991 477 39.0 12.2 n/a
1992 494 39.8 12.4 7.3
1993 515 38.0 13.6 0.6
1994 522 37.4 14.0 11.5
1995 567 40.4 14.0 9.9
1996 567 40.4 14.0 9.9
1997 558 38.3 14.6 7.3
1998 573 39.4 14.5 8
1999 563 40.9 13.8 11.7
2000 572 40.1 14.3 12.2
2001 600 45.7 13.1 n/a
2002 588 46.1 12.8 10.9
2003 588 46.1 12.8 10.9
2004 569 45.8 12.4 14.1
2005 591 36.8 16.1 n/a
2006 553 32.6 17.0 15
2007 615 34.2 18.0 14.5
2008 602 40.9 14.7 13.3
2009 864 65.0 14.0 17.7
2010 784 58.5 13.3 17
2011 760 58.7 12.9 17.6
2012 771 58.2 13.2 19.3
2013 770 50.8 15.1 24.2
2014 734 51.8 14.1 25.5
2015 680 46.0 14.7 26.2
2016 665 52.0 12.7 26.8
2017 660 50.5 13.0 30
2018 669 55.6 12.0 29.3
2019 685 50.4 13.5 34.6
2020 677 51.4 13.1 37.5
2021 648 56.0 11.5 38.6
2022 574 56.0 10.2 36.6

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 Swift Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 424 41.0 10.3 n/a
1989 480 38.5 12.4 n/a
1990 494 40.0 12.3 n/a
1991 477 39.0 12.2 n/a
1992 494 39.8 12.4 7.3
1993 515 38.0 13.6 0.6
1994 522 37.4 14.0 11.5
1995 567 40.4 14.0 9.9
1996 567 40.4 14.0 9.9
1997 558 38.3 14.6 7.3
1998 573 39.4 14.5 8
1999 563 40.9 13.8 11.7
2000 572 40.1 14.3 12.2
2001 600 45.7 13.1 n/a
2002 588 46.1 12.8 10.9
2003 588 46.1 12.8 10.9
2004 569 45.8 12.4 14.1
2005 591 36.8 16.1 n/a
2006 553 32.6 17.0 15
2007 615 34.2 18.0 14.5
2008 602 40.9 14.7 13.3
2009 864 65.0 14.0 17.7
2010 784 58.5 13.3 17
2011 760 58.7 12.9 17.6
2012 771 58.2 13.2 19.3
2013 770 50.8 15.1 24.2
2014 734 51.8 14.1 25.5
2015 680 46.0 14.7 26.2
2016 665 52.0 12.7 26.8
2017 660 50.5 13.0 30
2018 669 55.6 12.0 29.3
2019 685 50.4 13.5 34.6
2020 677 51.4 13.1 37.5
2021 648 56.0 11.5 38.6
2022 574 56.0 10.2 36.6

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 Swift Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $15,308
2019 $15,179
2020 $14,868
2021 $18,239

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Swift Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 113th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 90th of 249 Middle schools
 7.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Swift Middle School)53.256
 2.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown School District)53.256
 2.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.348
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Swift Middle School)29.746.7
 17%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Watertown School District)29.746.7
 17%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.439.6
 5.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Swift Middle School)70.554.2
 16.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown School District)70.254.2
 16%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Swift Middle School)53.551.6
 1.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Watertown School District)53.351.6
 1.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Swift Middle School)67.653.3
 14.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Watertown School District)67.653.3
 14.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Swift Middle School)44.442.3
 2.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Watertown School District)43.842.3
 1.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)43.536.2
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students685648
 5.4%
African American1917
 10.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian167
 56.3%
Hispanic6269
 11.3%
Pacific Islander01
White567531
 6.3%
Two or More Races2023
 15%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.6%38.6%
 4%


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Students at Swift Middle School are 81% White, 12% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Swift Middle School usually go on to attend Watertown High School

Swift Middle School ranks 91st of 252 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 574 students attended Swift Middle School.


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