Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Ivy Drive School

Public | PK-5 | 420 students

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted October 8, 2013

I really enjoy Ivy Drive School as a parent..My daughter just started there and she is doing wonderful...I really think this is an excellent school...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2012

Ivy Drive is a small neighborhood school (difficult to find these days) in an extremely convenient (everything you could possibly need is within 5 miles) and affordable location. It still has many stay-at-home parents and walkers, which gives it a family feel. Overall, we've had caring, wonderful teachers. Studies are differentiated depending on students' ability and the kids do an amazing amount of reading. First rate art program - my kids love it. I've investigated schools in other towns, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools and I've even had my kids in the local parochial schools. For us, Ivy Drive is head and shoulders above the rest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2011

I have two children that are attending the school and I love the parent involment with Ivy drive. You won't find a more dedicated staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

Excellent, involved teachers. Family oriented school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

My daughter just started at ivy Drive this past year and it has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Half way through the year there were some circumstances that required my daughter to get a little bit of extra attention. The teachers and staff were very attentive to her needs and even after the situation was over they still made sure that they paid close attention to her needs. The school has made my 6 year old daughter aware of current events as well as helping her to succeed as a student.
—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.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
94%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
85%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students59%
Female73%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students59%
Female53%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students62%
Female65%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students68%
Female77%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students58%
Female68%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students69%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 62%
Hispanic 13% 19%
Black 7% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
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 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

160 Ivy Dr
Bristol, CT 06010
Phone: (860) 584-7844

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Edgewood School
Bristol, CT


Stafford School
Bristol, CT



Louis Toffolon School
Plainville, CT



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT