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Laurel Ledge School

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Posted April 27, 2010

I'm happy my children are attending a great school! While there are always flaws in every system it's nice to see those flaws being addressed. Learning trends seem to be followed quite carefully & updated constantly. If we can just get the bullying policies under control it would be a much safer & happier environment for all concerned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

Laurel Ledge School has been the cornerstone of our childrens education, helping them grow both academically, and socially by motivating and guiding them via a tremendous group of teachers and a strong and caring principle. I believe the children are always put first and their interests are being looked out for across the board, coupled with involved parents and active PTO you have the recipe for success. I must reiterate that the counsel of the principle, and her leading by example has proved fundamental to the strength and achievements of the students at Laurel Ledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Laurel Ledge is a great school! The teachers and principal are wonderful. They are open to new ideas and the principal is an advocate and encourages parental involvement. There is a definite team approach to educating the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

My children love Laurel Ledge! Great teachers and administration. An atmosphere focused on learning and working with parents to do the best for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

As a parent and an educator, I feel that Laurel Ledge is a welcoming and nurturing school. The teachers and principal do an amazing job every day. The office staff is incredible! The desks and rooms are clean every morning for the children. The principal often holds 'Breakfast with the Principal' for the parents, which is very welcoming. It shows that she wants to hear ideas, as well as concerns. They truly have an open door policy, which proves that the staff of Laurel Ledge realizes the importance of the relationship between the parents, principal and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

Love this school! The only reason I didn't give all the stars is because the Princpal does not deal well with bulling. I think that she could be more strict. Mostly when there is a bulling event she doesn'believe the child. The staff is excellent and they bend over backwards to help the kids. The staff goes out of their way for the kids, for the most part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2009

I was a teacher at this school. THe teachers are great and do everything they can to help their students succeed. The new administration in this school and in the district is just awful however. Who is looking over them to make sure they are doing their job?


Posted March 14, 2008

Laurel Ledge is a warm learning environment in a small town setting. The school is designed in a campus style, which ensures children get plenty of fresh air as they walk between buildings. There is a new principal who has open and responsive communication with parents. Teachers are accessible and class sizes small.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I love this school. I have found the teachers and staff to be excellent. The level of academics is outstanding. My children were enrolled in the middle of last year and everyone helped them to fit in. My daughter is entering her last year and I know we will both be sad to see her leave. My youngest has 3 more years. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

My experience of Laurel Ledge school has been one of vast disappointment. The pre-school program is terrible. The Kindergarten classes are wonderful, however this is not enough of a plus to want to keep my children enrolled there. The programs for the students are nonexistent or of poor planning and quality. My experience with the school has been such that I will be enrolling my children in a parochial or private school in the very near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2006

On the whole this school has excellent academic programs. We have for the most part committed and excellent teachers. Parent involvement is encouraged. The Principal however is mostly unresponsive when issues are brought to his attention. Programs such as special education, which were once superior are losing their edge, and are not being taken as seriously as they need to be.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

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 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students80%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students75%
Female71%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students82%
Female91%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 84% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Beacon Falls, CT 06403
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