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Morris Street School

Public | K-5 | 345 students

 

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Posted October 4, 2009

Morris Street School was identified an the number one school in Fairfield County for sustained academic achievement over a seven year period. The staff is amazingly focused. The school's culture is welcoming and friendly. Morris Street School has the highest number of children living in poverty and who don't speak English.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 26, 2006

Academic programs are okey. But the teacher is helping child with extra academic activities. Need more extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2004

In kindergarten, my daughter's teacher identified her as an advanced reader. I was very happy with the extra opportunities provided to my child to keep her interested in learning. Being a neighborhood school, I also like the fact that everyone is a familiar face, and by the time my daughter finished 5th grade, we felt like part of the school 'family'.
—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 67% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
61%
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 Students55%
Female47%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students30%
Female30%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students40%
Female45%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English43%
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 Students63%
Female64%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students55%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students51%
Female68%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Science

All Students51%
Female43%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students55%
Female66%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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
Hispanic 60% 19%
White 26% 62%
Black 7% 13%
Asian 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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28 Morris St
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 797-4809

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