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Waltersville School

Public | PK-8 | 537 students

 

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Posted March 1, 2012

A school with amazing teachers both strict and nice but will teach the students discipline. It's new and include the grades pre k- 8. Funradiers for their students are included. I have two kids in this school and they are doing great, with straight A's and the other have excellent focus. I am impresses
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2011

When we move from Puerto Rico to Bridgeport, CT. I attend this schoolo back in 1963-66. The teachers were great. They did their best to teach my brother, sister and me to learn english. I love this school and all their staff. We had great moments and I will never forget this school. Sincerely, Juan B. Torres, from Camuy, Puerto Rico.


Posted April 14, 2010

I have two children in this school. I have to say the teacher's are great and show sincere concern for the kids. One of my kids is in Pre-K with Ms. Dobbins and Ms. Reyes and they are excellent teachers. My other child is with Ms. Dias, who has been very supportive since day one and is great witht he kids. I also have to mention Ms. Lee (1st grade), because she's is an amazing teacher! And I'm pretty positive that I will continue meeting good teachers. Ms. De Bernard is a great principal who cares about all of her students and believe it or not, she knows most of the students by the name!! She's very involve and supportive with the students and parents. I just love this school and I'm glad my kids attend Waltersville. Arelis M.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2009

I am a student at waltersville school at the new building and it is a grate year since 4 grade but the parents have coming more and more meeting to improve the CMTs
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2008

Im very please with the school I have two of my kids attending the school the teachers and all the staff that work in the school really works with the kids and make sure the on track with academics. Dr. D the principal is excellent .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

My son has attended this school since Kindergarten. The teachers are great. They really care about the children and they care for them as if they were their own. Dr. D is a great principle who is stern with the children when they are out of line, and she praises them when they do a good job. This is my son's last year and it is too bad the school doesnt go up to the 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2003

The school is a health hazard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I have two children at Waltersville School. My oldest one started at Waltersville in first grade, she is in fourth grade now. My second child started in Pre-K, he is going to first grade. Overall, I am very pleased with the education they have been receiving. The teachers are very attentive and show a sincere concern for the children. The principal, Dr. de Bernard, knows every child by name and takes her time to provides for the students well being when necessary. I will like to see more parent involvement (not that the school do not provide the opportunities, is just that some parent show little concern), I really believe that this will bring CMT scores even higher. Our kids need to know that us, as parents, really care!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 67% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
56%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
71%
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 67% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
52%
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 Students13%
Female14%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English12%

Reading

All Students3%
Female7%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic2%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%

Writing

All Students21%
Female21%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
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 Students31%
Female24%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students28%
Female23%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Writing

All Students18%
Female24%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
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 Students59%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Science

All Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%

Writing

All Students34%
Female50%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
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 Students53%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students40%
Female52%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students46%
Female40%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students60%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students38%
Female48%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students22%
Female21%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Reading

All Students46%
Female40%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Science

All Students20%
Female16%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students28%
Female34%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
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
Hispanic 72% 19%
Black 25% 13%
Asian 1% 4%
White 1% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 99%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Bridgeport, CT 06608
Phone: (203) 576-7556

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