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Pembroke School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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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


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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 83% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students80%
Female75%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students72%
Female84%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students81%
Female97%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 47% 61%
Hispanic 35% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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34 Pembroke Rd
Danbury, CT 06811
Phone: (203) 797-4751

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