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Abraham Pierson School

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Posted September 16, 2013

My ADD son is in the 5th grade and is in SPED for reading and writing. The staff he works with is amazing and I have seen him blossom under their guidance. As a former student of the Clinton School System and the LD/Resource program, I am impressed with the changes that have occurred over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

If there were a different administrator, I would be much happier. She seems to pander to parents and pose like a politician with the students, but I get the distinct feeling that she doesn't truly care for the children all that much. If that is untrue, perhaps she should consider changing the image she portrays to parents. I also note that in some of the other comments left here, people have mentioned the strain on working parents. I find the same to be true. Events and meetings are not conducive to the working parents' schedule whatsoever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2012

Overall we have been very pleased with the teaching, challenging curriculum and administration. Two of my three children have attended Pierson school. Parent involvement has always been encouraged by my children's teachers, whether it be to read to the class or sharing a career or a special hobby. I have also been impressed with the field trip selections over the last few years.....a walk from the school to the town beach where various learning stations are set up for the kids, a Clinton History hike, trips to the CT Historical Society and Florence Griswold Museum and even a boat trip to the Thimble Islands. One of the other things I adore about this school is the music/band program and those teachers' dedication and volunteerism. I have been very impressed with amazing student musical production that is put on in the spring. That was by far one of the most memorable exeriences my oldest son had while at the school. He truly loved all of his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

Does anyone have experience with how ADD kids are treated at Pierson? In the elementary school in Clitnon we had difficulty proving that my son's ADD affected his education. He was constantly bribed with toys to pass standardized test thus "proving" his ADD did not affect his learning. We relocated from Clinton in order to get his education plan figured out, but have kept our Clinton home in hopes to move back.Within 2 weeks at the new school our son had an Indiviidual Education plan and is more productive, and happy, than he has been in the last 2 years in Clinton. He misses Clinton.We do love the small community in Clinton though and think growing up in a small town has its benefits too. He is also learning strategies that might help him suceed in Clinton in the end. We want to know if this school has a positive atmosphere or are there many "old school" teachers. Does administration support "old school" sytes of teaching that are not found in high quality schools? I can assure you that the "old school" mentality is not supported by all administrations. Our new school was surprised at some of what we explained went on in regards to the strategies used for our child with ADD.


Posted May 30, 2012

My daughter has had two wonderful years at Pierson school. The teachers are top notch and truly go above and beyond the call to educate the children of this community. The extracurricular activities allow children to try many different things. ie. chorus, theatre, invention convention, band, cultural celebrations and much more. I was also impressed with the fieldtrips teachers chose. Those I was able to chaperone were both educational and fun. My only disappointment is that the school is only for 4th-5th grade. I wish she could spend one more year amidst these great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

My children have had a good experience at Pierson. The teachers are caring. We've had a very experienced Integrated Day teacher, and she was still enthusiastic and caring despite her long years of teaching. This year we have a very young teacher, but she is incredibly vibrant and has done a fantastic job this year. I'm not terribly thrilled with the administration, but on the other hand we haven't had a real problem either.
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Posted September 19, 2008

My child started Pierson last year and he just loves it. The teacher found that he was a little behind the rest of the class and took time out from their busy schedule ie; lunch time and helped my child catch up. I find it heartwarming to know that there are teachers out there willing to do that on their own time. Excellent job to this school staff.
—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 84% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 88% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Spanish

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  • Cafeteria
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Clinton, CT 06413
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