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Prendergast School

Public | K-6 | 787 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2013

This school is very welcoming to all students. The kids are taught to respect one another. I have witnessed this at times when I am at the school helping out. There are kids with special needs and the other students are very patient and helpful towards them. I feel that my kids are in a very safe and excellent learning environment. The principals are awesome! They know almost every child's name and make the kids feel like they are special. I'm very happy with the school, any time there has been any kind of issue it has been resolved quickly and efficiently. Besides having our awesome PTO we have a dads club also. These two organizations have raised funds and have gotten parents involved in the school days. Prendergast is very big on parent involvement. They are all for letting parents come in during the day to help out with every day things in the class rooms. I have personally volonteered for our book fairs and love being there with all the kids helping out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I hate this school!! It was a waste of first grade for my daughter! Her teacher was ineffective, couldn't handle the class size (23), ignored the smart ones, belittled the challenged ones and just yelled all the time. Thank God I was able to get her into a different school this year! She is advanced and Prendergast seems to think these kids don't need equal attention as kids with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This is a great school - Principals as well as staff are caring and loving... they make the extra steps in helping your children learn :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I have two kids that have gone to this school. One is in 2nd grade this year. I have never had any problems or concerns with this school. They are very strict with policies (like pickup - you must show ID) and have many activities for the kids to keep the school year fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
White49%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students51%
Female67%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female45%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students44%
Female47%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students61%
Female55%
Male67%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students41%
Female33%
Male48%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Writing

All Students68%
Female75%
Male62%
Black66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male69%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students53%
Female51%
Male56%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students56%
Female63%
Male49%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 62%
Hispanic 25% 19%
Black 20% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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