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Posted November 25, 2012

This school is HORRIBLE. I would not recommend anyone to it. It contains violence and doesn't reach the right levels of academic criteria. The least I can say about the school is the word horrible.


Posted January 10, 2006

While I wouldn't say the school is the worst in the district, it has suffered much and is in need of a very strong principal who may have to be more 'Joe Clark' than 'candy Man' And yes it should be a man and a woman and not 2 women at the highest administrative positions. It is not that a woman is not capable but the student body makeup is such that you need both male and female leaders present.
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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
0%

2009

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
5%

2009

 
 
23%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
3%

2009

 
 
11%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
9%

2009

 
 
53%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
7%

2009

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
37%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
18%

2009

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
12%

2009

 
 
44%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
19%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
11%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
38%
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%
Malen/a
Black10%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English13%

Reading

All Students10%
Female5%
Malen/a
Black0%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%

Writing

All Students3%
Female5%
Malen/a
Black4%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
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 Students4%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%

Reading

All Students4%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%

Writing

All Students3%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged3%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English3%
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 Students11%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities11%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English11%

Reading

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%

Science

All Students17%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black10%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Writing

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
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 Students4%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%

Reading

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%

Writing

All Students4%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English4%
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 Students17%
Femalen/a
Male22%
Black13%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Reading

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Male28%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Writing

All Students21%
Femalen/a
Male20%
Black18%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
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 Students8%
Female10%
Malen/a
Black5%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%

Reading

All Students24%
Female29%
Malen/a
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Science

All Students7%
Female4%
Male10%
Black8%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English7%

Writing

All Students14%
Female26%
Male0%
Black12%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English14%
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
Black 59% 13%
Hispanic 38% 19%
White 2% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
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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Phone: (203) 576-7194

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