Middletown, Connecticut A School and Community Summary Chris Weaver and Sheila Riffle University of Connecticut Administrator Preparation Program Storrs Cohort 1
Demographics Middletown boasts a very diverse population both ethnically and economically. It is one of the only communities in Connecticut to include urban, suburban and rural characteristics within it’s 42 square miles. Click here for 2000 US Census Demographic Information
Community Resources Middletown offers a wide variety of services and resources to its vastly diverse population. There are numerous town-sponsored (recreational and educational) programs for children and families of the community. There is also a large number of social service agencies that provide assistance in various areas of need. YMCAUnited WaySocial Services North End Action TeamGreen Street Arts Center Downtown District
Education in Middletown Public Schools Mission Statement The mission of the Middletown Public Schools is to enable all students to achieve at their highest potential by challenging them through a system structured around a common core of knowledge, skills, values, and variety of educational experiences. Through partnerships with family and community, our schools will promote the pursuit of lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, and decision making in a culturally diverse world.
Education in Middletown Public Schools Middletown Schools
Middletown Public Schools is committed to offering a variety of opportunities and support for its students. Various curricular and extracurricular programs have been established over the years to enhance and support student learning. Education in Middletown Special Programs • Cultural Council • Parent Involvement • School-Family-Community Partnerships • Parent Resource Centers (Farm Hill and Macdonough) • Middletown Schools’ Association (MSA) • Public Health Clinics (Keigwin, Wilson, Macdonough) • Upward Bound • Tech Prep
Education in Middletown • English as a Second Language (ESL) • PROBE (Pupils Reaching Out for Broader Experiences) • Special Education • Title I Literacy Support • School-Business Partnerships • Volunteer Coordination • Parent Leadership Training Institute • Developmental Guidance • High School Scholars • District Wide Breakfast Program • Vocational Agriculture (VOAG) • …and many more Special Programs (Continued)
No Child Left Behind Overall, student performance on state tests has improved. Middletown schools continue to make “Adequate Yearly Progress” and the percentage of sophomores meeting goal on all four tests has risen steadily over the past four years.
CAPT Trends Click here to get more detailed information from Middletown’s Strategic School Profiles
Education in Middletown Other Opportunities Middletown is home to Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College. Middletown houses several private and parochial elementary schools, two parochial high schools and a state vocational technical high school, Vinal Technical High School. In addition, the Middletown Annual Report states that over 3,000 adults enroll in a variety of Adult Education classes each year.
Additional Notable Programs and Organizations • Kids Corner (YMCA) • Parks and Recreation • Senior Services • Middletown Commission on the Arts • Rushford Center • REACH (YMCA)