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West Middle School

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Basic Information
School Brochure: View brochure
School Nickname: West Middle
School Phone: (860) 695-5484
Grades Served: PK4-5
Type: District
Principal's Name: Lynn M. Estey
Principal's Email:
West Middle School embraces its multicultural environment to dynamically educate students by fostering high expectations through a joint collaboration of school, home, and a supportive community.
Located in Asylum Hill, grades include Pre-K through Grade 5, as well as special education and English Language Support classes. The school serves nearly 550 students from 22 countries speaking 14 languages in an urban campus setting bordered by Asylum Avenue and Niles Street.
West Middle School implements the Hartford Public Schools curriculum, including the gradual release to "Readsponsibility" for literacy. This model includes whole-class-modeled instruction, shared instruction, small-group-guided practice, and independent practice; it is used in all academic subjects.
Special Features and Highlights
Community partners that support WMS include The Hartford, Neighborhood Revitalization Education Sub-Committee, Asylum Hill Congregational Church, ConnectiKids, Boys and Girls Club, Community Services Inc., Catholic Family Charities, Mega Education, Hartford Jewish Coalition for Literacy, and CT Parents Plus.Community connections continue to grow along with active participation. Representatives of the organizations noted below are on the School Governance Council and are part of the leadership:
• Hartford District Academic Competitions
• District Finalist for Writing and Recitation
• District Finalist for Science Fair
• PBIS School Award for Positive Behavior
• School wide: Student of the Month awards
• Family celebrations
• Academic achievement recognition
Special Points
• Diverse, multicultural student body
• On-site Community School Director to coordinate a variety of programs for health, academic and artistic enrichment
• Caring teachers, staff and students
  • Community School - Lead Agency: Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford
    Joseph Bumpers, Community School Director 860.695.2010
What People Are Saying
Students Say :
“It’s a good place to learn memorable life advice to help you be successful.” (S. B, 5th grader)
“Our education is very good and we learn so much.” (D. E, 4th grader)
Parents Say :
“My daughter has an excellent teacher who cares about her academics, but also about her feelings.” (Ms. V, parent of 1st grader)
“WMS is alive, welcoming and has dedicated teachers. Volunteering at WMS is the highlight of my week!” (Ms. R.)Teachers Say :
“It is wonderful to work in a multicultural environment with children and families from all over the world.” (Mrs. H, second grade teacher)
“Highly qualified and supportive peers who are always available to provide support and materials for my students who are always eager to learn.” (Mrs. F, kindergarten teacher)
Zone: 1
Before Care: yes
Before Care Information:

Free breakfast provided daily:
Grades 3-5 @ 7:55 AM
Grades K-2 @ 8:15 AM

After School: yes
After School Programs:

After School Hours: There are many opportunities for students from grades K-5 to participate in supervised after school learning and enrichment activities at little or no cost. Specific information is provided during Fall School Celebration Fair.

44 Niles Street, Hartford, CT 06105
Hours: 8:15 am – 3:25 pm

Navy Blue Logo shirt available for purchase at the school, with khaki, black or navy pants/skirt, or jumper.

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