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Pembroke School

Public | PK-5 | 343 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 7, 2013

Pembroke is by far a much better school than my son's actual homeschooling where I feel his kindergarten year was virtually wasted. His first grade special ed teacher and her aides are wonderful and the turn around in my son is amazing. He started at Pembroke barely able to hold a pencil and is now writing 3 page stories. His behavior in school is wonderful as well because of the things they use to deal with his sensory disorder. His principal is wonderful as well and others would do well to model her. My biggest complaint and only complaint is how the board of ed is breaking the law, section 504 of the ADA of 1973 and refuses to allow my son to be in the before and after school program with my upcoming surgery! These people do not care about our children at all! Especially the child of a single mom in chronic pain. It saddens me greatly that they continue to do this and the superintendent does not care because he is retiring?? Perhaps he should retire today and do us a a favor! May Justice prevail! Its vile the way so many schools blatantly break the law where are special needs children are concerned especially when all I here is how wonderful my son is doing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2011

I am very pleased with Mrs. Thomas as a prinicapal. The PTO does so many great thing for teachers as well as the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2011

I love that my children are lucky enough to be at Pembroke School. My childrens' teachers have been wonderful! They are so supportive and responsive to any concerns that I might have in regards to my children. The new principal has inspired me to be more involved in the school. She is strict, which I like, and she's truly trying to improve the school. She has to make some hard decisions and so far, I think she has been great. The PTO is fantastic. They have such a positive attitude. I would like to see more parents involved, but those that are, are truly dedicated to the school and the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Has a great supportive staff


Posted August 25, 2009

Not very impressed with the teachers in this school, compared with NY teachers. Report cards don't give much info on child's progress. Not happy with school even with new principle running it. But am glad to see new security measures to enter school with buzzer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

I will now have 3 children walking through the doors at Pembroke School. The teachers do an amazing job with the students and are always there for you with any questions or concerns you might have. I am very proud of our school and the nurturing it provides to our children. The classroom size is wonderful, no overcrowding here. Although I feel the parent involvement is more than lacking, in hopes with getting a new Principal this year we're hoping this may change too.
—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 67% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%

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 72% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
50%

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

All Students53%
Female47%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students50%
Female70%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students55%
Female65%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
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

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Science

All Students56%
Female48%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students38%
Female48%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 49% 62%
Hispanic 34% 19%
Asian 7% 4%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 3% 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 38%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Danbury, CT 06811
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