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South Side School

Public | PK-5 | 610 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2009

We have 2 children in this school. We have been very pleased in the leadership communication & quick responses to our concerns and comments. We also love the teachers and our extended day Mrs Lindberg & Mrs Sexton's Kindergarten program. It really gives our children more structured time to learn. I have seen a big difference in my 1st grader last year due to being able to take advantage of the extended day Kindergarten & continued support from Mrs Alves, 1st grade working with our child. We love the Pre K program too, Mrs Onley and Mrs 'L' have been very involved in my child education & socially too as well as there has been an open communication between them and us, the parents about how my child is doing and what we can do to help him get better. Thank you South Side School, we are proud of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

I have two children in the South Side School. I am extremely happy with the education that they are receiving. I am also very happy with the teachers, staff and administration of South Side School. They have encouraged my children to read, tackle math and science, and to think independently and creatively.
—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 67% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
77%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
80%
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 Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students63%
Female72%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students52%
Female41%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Writing

All Students49%
Female56%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
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%
Female61%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Writing

All Students58%
Female67%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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
White 70% 62%
Hispanic 19% 19%
Black 9% 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 43%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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