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Stafford School

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Posted May 26, 2014

This school did not get a 4 because it's good.However, the good news is the Magnet schools are good and Bristol's poor CMT scores have caused them to be uncapped to Bristol students. I expect this not to be published since everyone commenting likes Mrs Cassin. I am well aware that that is not the case. My daughter now attends a magnet school with 41 Bristol students in Hartford and her CMT scores have substantially increased,even though she missed 10 days. Her school is a silver school,top 5% in the US,while only Bristol Central is silver in Bristol.She has a book report due every month and she knows her time table because they drilled her in fourth grade,unlike Bristol.She comes home dancing and singing. I can trust them not to let her outside in the rain. Through her magnet school, she went to Starbase in fourth grade and Discovery Center Camp at the YMCA in Woodstock,CT this year. Who knows what next year holds.She liked her teachers at both Stafford and the Magnet school. Disciplinary problems are in both, so she's learning to cope. She has 3 more years until highschool.We're looking for a good fit Magnet school, maybe Trinity.Magnet schools start in preschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2013

I have no issues to report. My kids enjoy the staff here. Parent involvement is very important.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

My daughter is in second grade at Stafford Elementary, love this school, the best in town!!! Great teachers and the principal is great with the kids. I feel my daughter is on top academically because of the reading and math programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

I have had two boys through this school and I can't tell you enough how wonderful the teachers are! Especially 4th & 5th grade. Mrs. Cassin is great with the kids and has many spirit events to bring the children,parents and teachers together. Best teachers- best school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2010

I just moved here from Massachusetts and as any parent would be I was very nervouse for my children to start school in a new town. To my surprise my children had a smooth transition and they love school. The teachers a great and both my children have stated they like this school better than their old one because they teach us better. I can not praise their teachers enough. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Kulesa thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My grandson attends the preschool program, he loves going to school there, the teachers are wonderful and really care about the children. I cannot say enough about this school other than it is an excellent school to send your child to.


Posted May 20, 2007

Principal Cassin is the best, she truly cares about all the kids & knows them all by name. The teachers offer great academics for the kids, and kids are encouraged to perform at their best. My 2 girls are in their 2nd year at Stafford and it has been a wonderful 2 years, both girls are doing great, and they love to go to school! Parent involvement is great, they also offer lots of family fun activities, which is great! We have not experience anything negative at Stafford.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

The teachers are great. The school does have a parking issue for after school pick-up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Great School, my girls are in there first year of (Kindergarten there and I love everything about the school. We are also new to the city of bristol.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

Principal Cassin is a very kind and caring principal. She has the best interest of the children at heart all times. She knows my daughter by name and outside of school is very approchable.
—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 83% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

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 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students79%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students74%
Female88%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students75%
Female85%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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
White 68% 61%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Black 8% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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