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Irving School

Public | PK-5 | 395 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My son is comfortable here and his teachers are caring as is Mrs. Olson.My only wish is that with those students who have trouble with the tests that they could have a few more minutes to finish or be put into another room with a teachers aide to take the pressure off of the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

My daughter has been to a couple of schools and has never been so traumatized. She is special needs and has behavioral issues and it will take me some time to undo the trauma they have caused her due to their lack of education in how to deal with these issues and their refusal to put her in an appropriate setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2010

This school has a wonderful atmosphere. The building needs repairs, but with a dwindling budget, I'd rather save the teachers than fix cosmetic problems. My daughter needs extra help and they go above and beyond to make sure they they accomodate every need he has. Currently they are trying to save the all day kindergarten. Wonderful teachers, great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I absolutely love Irving School. I went there from K-7th grade. And now my 4 children have had the opportunity to attend also. It is a close knit family type atmosphere. Everyone cares. I'm proud to say my children go to this school. Good Luck Irving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Irving school is in an older building but the important issue is how the teachers interact with students and parents. I find that the teachers really do care about the students and the level of education is good. My daughter loves to go to school and is reading two grades above level. There is diversity in the school and I feel this is important for all children who will soon be adults and live in a diverse world. In the future this will help the children who will become adults to accept people no matter what race, religion or ethnic backround, this is what helps keep peace in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

It is an averge school that has great teachers.Although the teachers are good the building is a mess but I have a feeling the mayor is going to fix that. My son loves it. He is excited to go to school every day and he loves the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

We moved into this school district mid-year and they really made my daughter feel welcome. In addition, my daughter has special needs and they went the extra mile to make sure her accommodations were in place immediately and even trained the entire staff to help her. The teachers are very caring and get the kids excited about learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

Irving School has many caring teachers. They go the extra mile to help motivate our children who have many different problems and needs. Our children need to be recognized, too many kids are overlooked. When I was a kid, my favorite teacher was the one that had parties and laughed. I learned a lot in her class and many teachers at Irving remind me of her. Stop fighting and smell the roses.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2006

my son loves the school in first grade they had him reading at almost a third grade level.so far teachers are always willing to help and listen . and Mr. Gallo is always there when I have a question .My son loves all his classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

Giving candy and prizes out to reward children is a sign of inexperiance. The 'warm and fuzzies' need to lighten up. where is the leadership in the principal's office. The new super is here... hope she steps in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

The building itself is certainly old and could use some updating, but as far as my children are concerned, they love it there. The teachers I have had experience with have been wonderful. Parents need to be more involved, but the existing PTO does a good job with limited numbers of volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2003

School looks to be neglected. Very dark, dingy, appears to never have been painted since it was built. It needs a lot of work. Pto parent involvement is terrible, maybe 10 - 12 parents show up at meetings. Nobody seems to care much there.
—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

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
55%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students32%
Female27%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
White28%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Reading

All Students28%
Female31%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
White30%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%

Writing

All Students43%
Female52%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Reading

All Students41%
Female56%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%

Writing

All Students40%
Female55%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male45%
Black20%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students42%
Female38%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Science

All Students44%
Female38%
Male50%
Black17%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students51%
Female66%
Male36%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 43% 62%
Hispanic 32% 19%
Black 23% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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