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Park Avenue School

Public | K-5 | 425 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2009

Park Avenue is a great school. My son transferred there last year and for the first time in his academic career I felt that he had teachers and a support system that genuinely cared about his education. I feel good sending him there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2006

Park Avenue is a great school.Has music with teacher Mrs.Morris who is great and really nice that your child will love her.Gym with Mr.Wilson who is so much fun with your child.P.E. has it's own gym and equipment.Mrs.Closter with Media and Computers who is very smart.Computer lab has lots of computers and has lap tops too.And Art with the fabulous Mrs.Wade who is very nice.Art has it's own room too.There's the cafeteria nurse's office and rest rooms.School has 2 floors.Play ground is in the back of the school. 2 area's,one for the bigger kids and 1 for the smaller kids.Has a huge field where they have field day which is absolutely fun!And is used also for P.E and kick ball.So go to Park Avenue!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
69%
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

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
74%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students32%
Female36%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic19%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students56%
Female68%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners43%
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 Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students41%
Female42%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic17%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Science

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students61%
Female74%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 50% 19%
White 33% 62%
Asian 9% 4%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 1% 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 69%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Danbury, CT 06810
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