Sedgwick Middle School
|Sedgwick Middle School|
|128 Sedgwick Road
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
|School type||Public Middle School|
|School district||West Hartford Public Schools|
|Assistant principals||Sue Hennebery, Jeffrey Sousa|
|Number of students||924 |
|Website||Official School Website|
Sedgwick School opened in 1931 as a combination junior high and elementary school. The elementary school, housed in the east wing, was headed by Miss Marie Lipps. The west wing housed the junior high and was headed by Mr. P.D. Graybeal.
In 1956, the growing population required that the whole building be used for junior high students and Sedgwick ceased its dual role as an elementary and junior high school. Many of the elementary students moved to the newly opened Braeburn School along with Miss Lipps, who became the first principal of that school, while Mr. Graybeal would become head of Sedgwick Middle School.
Sedgwick has undergone several renovations and organizational changes since the 1970s. The school became a middle school in 1979 and the sixth grade was added in the fall of 1990, making it a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade school. In order to accommodate these changes as well as to deal with an increase in enrollment a major renovation occurred in 1974-1975, a new wing was added in 1989-1990, the library was expanded in 2001 and another classroom wing was opened in September 2003.
Feeder schools for Sedgwick include Braeburn, Duffy, Charter Oak, Webster Hill and Wolcott.
- "Middle and High School Districts" (PDF). Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- Blue Ribbon Schools: 1982-2002
Sedgwick Middle School Staff Handbook 2009-2010 and CT Department of Education Strategic School Profile 2007-2008