Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

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36 Waller St

New London, CT 06320

(860) 437-6480

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 800

Students Per Teacher: 11

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15 Parent Reviews for Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School

From the New London District plan, published in the 2012-2013 year. These numbers do not lie. There is a serious problem with the leadership ruining this once adequate school: High Staff Absenteeism & Turnover contributes to inconsistency of instruction. o 20% of teachers had more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/11/13

All locals gave this school bad reviews but unfortunately since its the only non-lottery middle school in New London, my child had to attend here. The staff (except for the secretary) are all rude. The principal and teachers and guidance counselor have no patience, training or compassion towards kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/02/13

This school is volatile. The reputation of this sub-par school is well known in SouthEastern CT, which unfortunately discourages teachers from applying. New London had to host a special job fair in order to lure teachers in to this school. There has been such a massive exodus of teachers (and education-minded ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/08/13

Bennie Dover is improving everyday. As the parent of three children (two have since moved on to the high school, one is still in the school now), AND a teacher in a neighboring district, I have been very focused and aware of my childrens' education. There was a point a few years ago where I had some ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/21/13

It is not organized. There is no dicsipline. The teachers are always looking over there shoulder at the principle and vice principle. and I heard that it used to be better a few years ago. Should have listened to people who said to not move to New London unless you can afford the catholic schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/21/11

Good teachers, bad students, incompetent Administration. This is a dangerous place for small children who cannot defend themselves.

Posted by a parent on 05/21/11

I think this is an overall great school, it just needs a little work and the behavior can be a little better as the enviorment.

Posted by a parent on 11/30/09

I am a student at bennie dover jackson middle school. I think this school is great. Some parents think that bdjms is a bad school but to tell you the truth its a very good school.

Posted by a student on 03/11/09

Hello I am a student of BDJMS. I would like to point out several things about my school. Bennie Dover has many opportunities for any student willing to apply themselves. We have a Jeopardy club which focuses on broadening the knowledge of any student willing to spend an hour after school. This group ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/17/07

My name is naomi and I think bdjms is a good middle school. I dont think that just because I went there. I think this because the teachers are hard on you but they only do this because they care

Posted by a former student on 10/09/06

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Test Year: 2009
Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School
New London School District
* In 2008-2009 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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New London schools — Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is located at 36 Waller St, New London CT 06320. 36 Waller St is in the 06320 ZIP code in New London, CT The school district for Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is the New London School District. Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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