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Park City Magnet School

Public | PK-8 | 515 students

 

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Posted October 18, 2013

my son started pre-k here and still doing very good. I feel so blessed with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

it is a really nice school, i feel so blessed that both my children are attending such a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

my daughter started kindergarden here and had a good time, she had a new teacher in the 1st grade who refused to help her at all. Instead of encourage her to study and do better in her class she called my 6 yrs old stupid and not fitting. In the end I had to transfer my daughter to Roosevelt School. I am sorry for all the bad experience my daughter and our family had to go through because, of the 1st grade teacher and the school pricipal at Park City Magnet. At pick up time I saw one of the light house teacher was out of control and screemed her lung out at the little kids instead of helping them I ask why she was yelling and she said because, they are not listening to her....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

It's a really nice school, I feel so blessed that my kids are attending such a wonderful school that has an exceptional and dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

Both of my children have been going to PCM since 1st Grade. My oldest is now in High school and my daughter is now in 7th Grade. The school as a whole has done amazing things with the limited resources available. Due to the dedication of many to go far and beyond what could be considered the norm for public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

Excellent palce to educate your child 5 star for my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2008

Park City is an excellent school. The principal and the teachers are great in getting parents involved in activities and informing us of what is going on in the school. My child is in 5th grade and it's her 1st year at this school and she is doing great. She enjoys going to this school and participating in activities there. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Park City Magnet is by far the best k-8 school in the district. The principal, Mrs. Callahan is well informed of all aspects of the school, and surprising to me, she not only knows the students, she personally reviews every report card, making personal notes on each one. She is a tough, no nonsense administrator. PCM is extremely lucky to have this principla, who is leading the school, not for herself, but for the students. As for the teachers, they are the most wonderful, supportive team I have seen. I have kids aging 9, 13, 15, and each of the teachers they have had are always available. The open classroom policy is a wonderful advantage for parents to observe how their child's teacher, and your child are during lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I am absolutely thrilled with the way my children (5th & 2nd Grades) are being taught at Park City. They are both exceptionally happy and thoroughly enjoy the whole learning experience. Both have attended since kindergarten. I am constantly amazed by their progress and the love they have developed for learning. I couldn't be happier with the school as a whole. Top Notch all around. Thanks to the hard work of the teachers and the involvement of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

It's a great school for any child to attend. My daughter has been at Park City for two years, Pre-K & now K, and she has done wonderfully. She is now reading books on her own and in math she is adding and subtracting two digits and she is learning multiplication. The teachers really care about the children, about there progress and their well-being. The level of parent involvement in the school is amaizing. I would definetely recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

I have a daughter in fifth grade, and in kindergarten , and I am highly satisfied with the school. My daughter was reading on a fifth grade level back in grade 2. The staff and curriculum are wonderful! I agree it is hard to get into, but well worth any wait you might incur.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

MY twins went to this school a few years ago. it was great! unfortunatly the only way to get in is through a lottery which you can apply for once a year the chances of getting in are very slim the population of the school is based on ethnic balance. Also to get your kids in after kindergarden chances are slim to none seeing there is a waiting list already But if you do get your child in its one of the finest schools in the state!!!! lots of teacher and parent involvement lots of great programs just a wonderful enviorment this is a state run school it is strict and a student must keep up their grades and behavior no violence or goofing off allowed period! It is also a positive learning enviorment where kids really want to learn beacause it is so positive there!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2004

Park City Magnet School is a great school. My daughter attends that school and so far she has no problems. The teachers and staff are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2004

This June my daughter will graduate with high honors. She has been excelling in school since day one. The teachers at this school give the children the skills in order to archieve the goals they have set for themselves. Her joy for writing has developed into a decision to make this her career. Her hopes to became a writer in the future is due to PCM's encouragement to write from the heart. This school has became a second family to her. The respect the children receive from the teachers, as well as the teachers giving respect back. There is a sense that you not only come here to learn but to grow. Grow into respectful children.
—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 83% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 85% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male73%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black87%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black87%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
Black95%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students92%
Female89%
Male95%
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Malen/a
Black82%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Malen/a
Black93%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Black100%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Science

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
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
Black 49% 13%
Hispanic 31% 20%
White 12% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 98%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • After school

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  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Gymnastics

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Music
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Bridgeport, CT 06606
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