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South Street School

Public | K-5 | 388 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

my daughter attended this school and she did love the teachers,no complaints, she had tons of friends the kids were very nice no problems.


Posted August 1, 2013

I love this school. I've been involved as a volunteer through DSABC for the last 6 years and as an occasional program volunteer through my job at Danbury Senior Center. The major program was an annual event on 18th century life for students studying the Revolutionary War to Civil War periods. I stopped that after my husband's massive stroke in 1997. The teachers, staff and principals, throughout the years, have been very warm and welcoming and treat the adults and students with respect and kindness. I am very comfortable in that school and look forward to many more years of volunteering.


Posted June 17, 2009

south street is the best school i have ever been to and the students are so nice the teachers are amazing you can learn the true meaning of frendship i am not lying this comes from the heart


Posted September 16, 2008

Outstanding staff that care about the children who attend. Not only do they care about the children, it is amazing that they can name all of the children whether or not they have that child in their class. Any problems, they call the parents and discuss it with them right away to solve whatever issue the child is having. Keep up the good work! Also, I can't believe how well the Kindergartners can read! Many of them come out of Kindergarten with skills of a second grader in reading, math, and writing! Fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

excellent staff support of parents and dedication to kids on part of teachers especially resource teachers and special needs personnel
—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

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
63%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students25%
Female18%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic20%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English33%

Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English56%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students55%
Female51%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students64%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 57% 19%
White 29% 62%
Asian 6% 4%
Black 6% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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 66%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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129 South St
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 797-4787

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