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Prendergast School

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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.

About these ratings

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 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Female78%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students52%
Female69%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students74%
Female87%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students60%
Female72%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students70%
Female86%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students74%
Female65%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students61%
Female58%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students68%
Female60%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students79%
Female84%
Male75%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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.

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 49% 61%
Hispanic 28% 20%
Black 20% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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