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Ted, Home Buyer in Essex, CT

deciding between darien,westport,fairfield,easton ct,who is got the best middle school?

Asked by Ted, Essex, CT Wed Feb 2, 2011

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I just did a tour of middle schools in lower fairfield county with a client and his 11 year old son. He is deciding where to live based on the schools. We looked at Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Westport. Surprising what you see when you get there. Test scores are important and websites can give you that information, but NOTHING compares to visiting the school.
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I do know that Bedford Middle School in Westport won the Blue Ribbon award.
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The only valid comparison of various district performance criteria are the CT Mastery Test (CMT) and the CT Academic Performance Test (CAPT) scores. These should be available at one of the following websites:

CT State Dept of Education website: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/
CT State Dept of Education NCLB website: http://www.state.ct.us/sde/AYPunderNCLB04.pdf

Beyond this, you may need to visit each school and obtain any other information they may have on building performance and programs. In addition, you may want to look at high school performance: SAT scores, standardized test scores, raduation rates, college acceptance rates, etc.

Hope this helps.

Andy

Andrew George
REALTOR(R), CHMS
Century 21 Access America
Licensed in Connecticut
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