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Pine Grove School

Public | PK-4 | 618 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter has been attending Pine Grove Nursery School for the past year and a half and I couldn't be more pleased. She loves going to school, has made many friends, adores her teachers and is well on her way to being ready for Kindergarten next year. PGNS provides a loving, nurturing environment where she can learn and grow. It has been a great experience for us and we are very happy with our choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

We were newcomers to Pine Grove in 2009 when my sons started 3rd and 4th grade. There was never a day that my sons or our family didn't feel welcome or outsiders. The PGS and community is a very warm and inviting one. In addition, the staff and faculty are amazing. I love both of my sons teacher and the ESOL teacher, which they get extra help being from another country. We are lucky , that Pine Grove is offering those programs. I appreciate that throughout this entire year, at any time I had a concern with my childrens education, I received immediate response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Top to bottom cared for, education forward, parent involved school.
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Posted April 13, 2010

The staff, kids and parents work together to make it a wonderful learning environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are excellent with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My daughter is beginnng her fourth year (4th grade) at Pine Grove School. Overall, it has been a wonderful experience. All of the staff is very supportive and involved. The PTO is very active and provides parent many opportunities to help teachers and fundraise. All of my daughter's teachers have shown creativity in making assignments engaging and challenging. Principal Gail Dailing-Hench has continued to meet the high standards that she and Mark Nolan set. Assistant Principal Debbie Grainsky has been a great addition.
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Posted August 5, 2004

The last of my three children has left Pine Grove to move on to the equally strong Avon Schools. Pine Grove is a very special environment for young children. Every school should possess the magic, fun, love, respect, and academic challenge that PGS offers. Moral virtues are stressed which is so refreshing in today's crazy world. Mark Nolan and Gail Dahling-Hench are wonderful administrators who base all of their decisions on what is most important for the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

My son has been at Pine Grove for three years, and has had a wonderful teacher each year. Mr. Nolan is a warm, caring principal, who takes an active interest in every student.
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Posted November 15, 2003

Although my child just started this year in Kindergarten, I felt almost right away that this was indeed a special school among public schools. Many of the great qualities one expects to have when they send their children to a private or parochial school you can find evident here--it's wonderful. And about Mr. Nolan, the principal, he not only remembers the kids names, but also NEVER forgets to greet a parent by name either!!!
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Posted May 13, 2003

I have two children at Pine Grove and have always been very happy with their experiences. Mark Nolan is a wonderful principal who is out greeting the students every morning and afternoon. He knows every student's name which makes them feel important.


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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students98%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students97%
Female95%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 75% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 4%
Hispanic 6% 20%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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151 Scoville Rd
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