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Ellsworth Avenue School

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Posted August 26, 2003

Being a new parent, you tend to get opinions from other parents when it comes to growing up and going to school. When asking around, everyone always said great things about Roberts Ave. Elementary. My parents wanted us to move in with them so my kids could go to the local school I grew up in, but things have changed there and not for the better. My daughter is entering Roberts Ave. Elementary as a first grader this year. Last summer, when we got a letter from her kindergarten teacher, it was loopdy-loop and looked like someone fresh out of college. My first thought was she was going to have a newbie teacher. I really wanted an old schooler. But when I finally met her teacher, I was all wrong. She had taught for several years and we ended up loving her. She, like the other teachers I've met while volunteering, love what they do and the kids love them too! The principal knows everyone by name, and that impressed me alot! When we moved out of district over the summer, both my daughter and I were saddened, until we found out she could attend this year. When my daughter found out who her first grade teacher was, I was sure she would be nice. Turns out it was a teacher I sat with at a volunteer 'Thank you' breakfast and she is nice! Overall, it's a great school. I just wish some of the parents could get more involved. I understand we live in a 2 income society, but the kids and the school need you all too!
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Posted June 13, 2003

Don't be fooled by the statistics! This urban school has it all together. Extra funding and volunteers help support a phenomenal multi-cultural setting that is helping kids succeed. We are an English speaking, caucasian family. Through unfortunate circumstances, our first grader has attended three elementary schools, Roberts Avenue being his current school. Before we came here, getting him to read was a painstaking process and having him write tested our patience every time he had homework. Now, he loves to write. In fact, he has started his own journal at home where he writes his own stories. His reading has improved drastically. We credit his teacher and the incredible support staff at Roberts Avenue. The English as a Second Language teachers spend time in the classroom as well as Title I teachers, so there always seems to be so many adults around who help with the issues so that the teacher can teach! The school also has many male teachers, which is fantastic. Don't let the outside of this old school drive you away. Roberts Avenue has been sold to Western CT University and the district will be building a new school in a different location. There is a Spanish/Portguguese speaking liason so that parents who do not speak English have someone who can communicate with them. Homework instructions are also sent home in both languages, if needed. It's been a great transition for our son, thanks to his teacher. He loves going to school and is thrilled with his progress.


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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 83% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students58%
Female52%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students45%
Female40%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students66%
Female65%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students52%
Female44%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners59%
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 Students68%
Female56%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students62%
Female54%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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
Hispanic 52% 20%
White 29% 61%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 71%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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