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Dr. John A. Langford School

Public | K-6 | 381 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2013

[2013] I go to langford still. I've been in it K-5 and going for 6th. It's fun. My favorite teachers are Mr. Craig, our gym teacher, Mrs Kalafus, Mrs Cicarillo (Ms Ricci), Ms. Dupont, Ms. Fittzgiboons (Ms. Moren) Mrs. Musgrave, Ms. Bedell (She's married, but I just don't know her name now), Ms Pentore, and that''s about it. The best part of 5th grade here is that we get to go camping at the Discovery Center. Also, we get to go to STARBASE in Hartford. It's fun, too. There is Redbird, Raven, Dory, and Sparkles. Those are their nicknames, not real ones.


Posted September 24, 2012

I have many fond memories of Langford School. I attended 1st through 5th grade there when the school first opened in 1971, after going to O'Brien School for kindergarten. O'Brien was an elementary school until 1971 before being converted to a middle school. Ironically, I went back to O'Brien for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Back in the early 70's when Langford first opened, it was one of the first schools (and one of the few) to have "no walls". All the classrooms were separated by partitions. I now live in Florida since 1986 and haven't been back to Langford since then, so I don't know if the school still has this "open" layout. Every year in June as the school year was winding down, we had a race known as the "Great Race" and also "Field Day". Wonder if they still have those traditions. Really miss this school!


Posted December 2, 2007

langford was a great school i went to it last year now im at sunset.The principal ms.ciccomascolo is great and theses are some of my favorite teachers mrs.fieldhouse ms.houghton miss.ricci ms.goslee mrs dupont ms beadle ms cannon mrs bates and planty more thanks overall.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2005

I think highly of this school mainly because my daughter's needs are met above and beyond. She is in 1st grade and for her reading period she goes to 2nd grade because her teachers have recognized her strenght in reading which is above first grade level. My daughter loves going to school and she always talks about her teachers very highly what else can I wish for. Thank you for your dedicated teachers, especially Miss Barry, Miss Levine and Mrs. Tuller!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2004

Langford School is great. I went to Langford School K-5 and so did my sisters. I have went through three principals and like then all I think that the teachers in Langford are creative. I woould know I have been all around the school and helped out. In langford all I have to tell you is do your work and dont get in trouble beacuse then you will get treated well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

Langford School is a nice school because it is small enough that the staff seems to know all of the students and the teachers care about their students and seem to be good at understanding each child's needs. However, there is limited room for individual growth, because the children are placed with a single teacher (sometimes with a helper) and they are all taught the same thing, no matter what their abilities. For example, my child is an above average student and is quite bored in her classroom because there is only one other student in her class at her level. These 2 do get singled out by a helper for extra reading but little is done for math enrichment. I would like to add that I only have experience with the first few grades, I believe the higher grades are arranged differently, with more separation within ability levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

East Hartford should consider making Grade K an all day. It would help if the school really had 14 kids per class verses the 22 kids. Smaller classes would greatly help in increasing our test scores.
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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male70%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students55%
Female58%
Male53%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students58%
Female46%
Male68%
Black60%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students54%
Female46%
Male59%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students77%
Female92%
Male67%
Black73%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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%
Female67%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students56%
Female55%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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 46% 20%
Black 38% 13%
White 10% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 61%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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61 Alps Dr
East Hartford, CT 06108
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