Colchester Middle School

Summary:

Colchester Middle School is a public middle school serving around 497 students in grades 6-8 in Colchester, Vermont. The school has a diverse student body, with a racial makeup that is predominantly White (85.11%) but also includes African American (5.03%), Hispanic (3.22%), Asian (4.83%), Native American (1.21%), and Pacific Islander (0.6%) students.

Colchester Middle School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in Vermont, with a ranking between 14-27 out of 50-85 schools in recent years. The school's performance on standardized tests is generally above the state average, particularly in English Language Arts (ELA) where 8th-grade students scored 54.76% proficient or better compared to the state average of 55.74%. However, the school's performance in science is slightly below the state average, with 8th-grade students scoring 34.32% proficient or better compared to the state's 40.56%. The school performs well for female, male, and low-income students, but its special education students rank in the bottom half of Vermont middle schools, suggesting an area for improvement.

Compared to nearby schools like Camels Hump Middle School and Browns River Middle School, Colchester Middle School has a significantly higher percentage of White students. This may indicate differences in the demographics of the local communities served by these schools. The strong performance of these neighboring schools could present opportunities for Colchester Middle School to collaborate and share best practices, particularly in areas like science and special education, to further enhance its educational outcomes.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 425 Blakely Road
       Colchester, VT  05446-0030


(802) 264-5800

District: Colchester School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 50 Vermont Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,187 Help


Students who attend Colchester Middle School usually attend:

High:    Colchester High School

Feeder schools for Colchester Middle School:

Elementary:    Malletts Bay School
    Porters Point School
    Union Memorial School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  497

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.1%
African American:
5.0%
Asian:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Colchester Middle School ranks better than 52% of middle schools in Vermont. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.1%), African American (5%), Asian (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colchester Middle School is 11. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Colchester Middle School is $11,187.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Colchester Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Colchester Middle School 24th of 50 Vermont public middle schools. (See Colchester Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Rank History for Colchester Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 46.33 54th 98 44.9%
2008 86.89 8th 99 91.9%
2009 74.58 16th 102 84.3%
2010 55.54 44th 104 57.7%
2011 52.07 46th 106 56.6%
2012 54.60 46th 111 58.6%
2013 63.09 33rd 107 69.2%
2014 67.28 24th 91 73.6%
2015 68.71 26th 106 75.5%
2016 60.66 36th 105 65.7%
2017 45.34 56th 104 46.2%
2018 48.18 40th 80 50.0%
2019 63.22 24th 89 73.0%
2021 59.32 27th 85 68.2%
2022 71.42 14th 68 79.4%
2023 44.79 24th 50 52.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.60 12th 15 20.0%
2019 25.78 17th 20 15.0%
2021 28.06 16th 20 20.0%
2022 56.14 6th 17 64.7%
2023 31.01 7th 9 22.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.49 15th 25 40.0%
2019 52.20 14th 33 57.6%
2021 53.81 15th 35 57.1%
2022 67.34 8th 27 70.4%
2023 66.04 3rd 19 84.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.80 16th 35 54.3%
2019 61.40 14th 46 69.6%
2021 65.69 14th 55 74.5%
2022 67.98 12th 39 69.2%
2023 48.48 10th 21 52.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.13 17th 34 50.0%
2019 65.77 12th 46 73.9%
2021 53.74 22nd 54 59.3%
2022 70.71 13th 42 69.0%
2023 54.65 14th 30 53.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 58.19 1st 2 50.0%
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Rank History for White students at Colchester Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools VT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.45 39th 71 45.1%
2019 61.93 25th 87 71.3%
2021 63.96 31st 94 67.0%
2022 71.50 22nd 91 75.8%
2023 58.02 31st 88 64.8%
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Data source: test scores: Vermont Agency 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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Data source: Vermont Agency of Education

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Enrollment information for Colchester Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 517 0 3 3 5 n/a n/a 0 528
1989 515 1 6 1 4 n/a n/a 0 527
1990 536 1 6 1 4 n/a n/a 0 548
1991 574 4 7 2 3 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 555 6 5 3 18 n/a n/a 0 587
1993 564 6 15 3 8 n/a n/a 0 596
1994 603 9 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 623
1995 582 6 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 600
1996 582 6 6 4 2 n/a n/a 0 600
1997 621 7 8 4 0 n/a n/a 0 640
1998 550 0 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1999 523 6 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 539
2000 543 5 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 554
2001 535 7 7 2 4 n/a n/a 0 555
2002 576 6 9 7 1 n/a n/a 0 599
2003 576 6 9 7 1 n/a n/a 0 599
2004 570 10 10 5 1 n/a n/a 0 596
2005 553 12 9 10 2 n/a n/a 1 587
2006 536 6 14 5 1 n/a n/a 0 562
2007 507 7 15 13 1 n/a n/a 0 543
2008 482 10 13 10 1 n/a n/a 0 516
2009 487 8 9 5 0 0 0 0 509
2010 462 8 6 3 1 0 0 0 480
2011 490 10 5 5 3 0 1 0 514
2012 487 9 8 8 3 0 0 0 515
2013 477 14 9 8 2 0 0 0 510
2014 408 18 11 9 1 1 0 0 448
2015 404 18 11 6 2 2 0 0 443
2016 376 18 18 7 2 3 0 0 424
2017 399 14 20 6 3 3 0 0 445
2018 413 13 24 7 2 3 0 0 462
2019 436 16 26 12 2 4 0 0 496
2020 448 25 24 14 1 3 0 0 515
2021 447 28 22 12 1 2 0 0 512
2022 413 34 25 10 4 2 0 0 488
2023 423 25 24 16 6 3 0 0 497

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 Colchester Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 25.0 21.1 n/a
1989 527 25.0 21.0 n/a
1990 548 25.0 21.9 n/a
1991 590 43.0 13.7 n/a
1992 587 40.2 14.6 n/a
1993 596 40.2 14.8 n/a
1994 623 38.0 16.4 n/a
1995 600 38.8 15.5 8.5
1996 600 38.8 15.5 8.5
1997 640 38.8 16.5 12
1998 561 38.5 14.6 n/a
1999 539 36.6 14.7 n/a
2000 554 38.6 14.4 14.1
2001 555 38.4 14.5 9
2002 599 40.7 14.7 12.5
2003 599 40.7 14.7 12.5
2004 596 38.7 15.4 14.6
2005 587 41.7 14.1 15.5
2006 562 44.4 12.7 16.4
2007 543 44.0 12.3 17.7
2008 516 43.8 11.8 19.8
2009 509 44.7 11.4 20.8
2010 480 45.6 10.5 20.8
2011 514 40.0 12.8 23.9
2012 515 39.6 13.0 25
2013 510 39.6 12.8 25.5
2014 448 37.0 12.1 28.1
2015 443 37.0 11.9 30.5
2016 424 38.0 11.1 32.8
2017 445 38.1 11.6 28.3
2018 462 38.1 12.1 31.8
2019 496 40.3 12.3 28.6
2020 515 40.3 12.7 27.8
2021 512 42.2 12.1 27.1
2022 488 45.0 10.8 34.8
2023 497 45.0 11.0 27

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 Colchester Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 528 25.0 21.1 n/a
1989 527 25.0 21.0 n/a
1990 548 25.0 21.9 n/a
1991 590 43.0 13.7 n/a
1992 587 40.2 14.6 n/a
1993 596 40.2 14.8 n/a
1994 623 38.0 16.4 n/a
1995 600 38.8 15.5 8.5
1996 600 38.8 15.5 8.5
1997 640 38.8 16.5 12
1998 561 38.5 14.6 n/a
1999 539 36.6 14.7 n/a
2000 554 38.6 14.4 14.1
2001 555 38.4 14.5 9
2002 599 40.7 14.7 12.5
2003 599 40.7 14.7 12.5
2004 596 38.7 15.4 14.6
2005 587 41.7 14.1 15.5
2006 562 44.4 12.7 16.4
2007 543 44.0 12.3 17.7
2008 516 43.8 11.8 19.8
2009 509 44.7 11.4 20.8
2010 480 45.6 10.5 20.8
2011 514 40.0 12.8 23.9
2012 515 39.6 13.0 25
2013 510 39.6 12.8 25.5
2014 448 37.0 12.1 28.1
2015 443 37.0 11.9 30.5
2016 424 38.0 11.1 32.8
2017 445 38.1 11.6 28.3
2018 462 38.1 12.1 31.8
2019 496 40.3 12.3 28.6
2020 515 40.3 12.7 27.8
2021 512 42.2 12.1 27.1
2022 488 45.0 10.8 34.8
2023 497 45.0 11.0 27

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 Colchester Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $00 (0.0%) $11,187 (100.0%) $11,187

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Colchester Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 24th of 89 Middle schoolsRanks 24th of 50 Middle schools
 21%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester Middle School)57.657.9
 0.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)52.743.8
 8.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Colchester Middle School)56.942.1
 14.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)38.530.2
 8.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester Middle School)6449.4
 14.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)56.245.9
 10.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Colchester Middle School)36.328.7
 7.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)43.332.1
 11.2%
8th Grade Science (Colchester Middle School)4037
 3%
   8th Grade Science (Vermont)3930.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Colchester Middle School)60.352.8
 7.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Vermont)52.943
 10%
8th Grade Mathematics (Colchester Middle School)44.243.6
 0.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Vermont)4028.6
 11.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students496497
 0.2%
African American1625
 56.3%
American Indian26
 200%
Asian2624
 7.7%
Hispanic1216
 33.3%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White436423
 3%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.6%27%
 1.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Colchester Middle School

Students at Colchester Middle School are 85% White, 5% African American, 5% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 497 students attended Colchester Middle School.

Colchester Middle School ranks 24th of 50 Vermont middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Colchester Middle School usually go on to attend Colchester High 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 Vermont Agency of Education.

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