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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.


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.

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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

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
78%
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 Students56%
Female52%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students34%
Female34%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
White45%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English54%
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 Students48%
Female38%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English61%

Reading

All Students61%
Female52%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students52%
Female51%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English62%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students56%
Female77%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 19%
White 28% 62%
Asian 8% 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 67%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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