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Carbone School/East Haven Academy

Public | 3-8 | 285 students

 
 

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Posted February 18, 2013

This school is not a gifted school any longer. Any children that originally followed the procedure of taking tests for two days and earning entrance into this school are being thrown to the wayside. The lottery was the worst thing that could have happened. There are children now that are not able to meet the academics and some have serious behavior problelms. Special help is given to these children and the children who earned their way are bored, not challenged and feel they are not getting the education that they were use to when they first got into the school. So much for all you losers who said that any child who got in was politically motivated. So sad that the kids that earned their way were badmouthed. I would not want my child in a school to struggle with the academics if they were not qualified. This school is like any other school, if not worst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

I also agree that this school has gone downhill. My oldest started when Mrs Butcher was principal and I have 2 children in the school, My oldest has graduated & my youngest has 1 year left. If 2nd child was not graduating next year I would have changed schools. This school is just a smaller version of the regular middle school. The current principal has changed the curriculum, the band & drama programs are a lesser version than before, and the spanish program has ended for the lower grades. There is no difference here than the regular middle school. It is only a matter of time before the tax payers push to close this school because it has no unique offerings anymore. I am glad my children are moving on. I was one of the biggest supporters of this school in the past. I will not support the continuing existence of this school any longer & will now be one of those who voice my opinion at board of Ed meetings & town budget meetings to close it. I cannot see any reason to keep spending money on a school that has changed to nothing more than a glorified middle school existing to enhance the self-opinions of those who work there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2012

The school has become a watered down version of its original intent. It's a shame. The music and drama which used to be a huge piece of the puzzle is in shambles. The school is too small to be all things to all children and the school will perform to lower standards as a result of recent changes. I'm glad my son experienced some of the good, but I watched first hand as things went downhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

East Haven Academy has been the best choice for my son. He didn't test to get into this school yet continues to excel in his learning and his CMT scores. The staff at this school is amazing and I would highly recomend this school to children who need a different learning enviroment rather than traditional classroom learning. I am very proud and grateful to have another alternative for my child's best interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

EHA is a terrific environment for students to learn in. There are so many hands activities that engage the children in learning. I know my daughter will come away with a much better understanding of what she has learned and will actually remember things that I have long since forgotten. EHA is a Blue Ribbon school and everyone should be proud to have it in East Haven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

East Haven Academy offers our community something no other communities around us do. I am grateful to the town of East Haven for enabling our children to have this opportunity to attend this school. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Awesome faculty & principal-community orientated-lots of fun projects and activities-great friends w/ great families
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

East Haven Academy offers your child the ability to grow as an independent young adult, gives them self accomplishments while establishing a sense of community. I considered my children to be very lucky to have the opportunity to be apart of a school the shows them how much they care for their love of learning. I ditto on the back on Melanie Higgins and John Gildersleeve for they took the words right out of my mouth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

As a grandmother, I'm so pleased with all the reports from my granddaughter and from my daughter about the wonderful educational experiences at East Haven Academy. The sense of cooperation and accomplishment that works there is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The students do so well to manage their own task as early as 3rd grade. Being responsible and self sufficient individuals are highly stressed at our East Haven Academy. I am very proud of my children how much they care about staying on task and caring about how well they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

A wonderful school, great staff and great students! A Blue Ribbon School definately worth voting for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Discipline, diversification, exposure to arts and music.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

East Haven Academy prepares kids for success in the academic world by stressing an environment of pride for achievement. Both my children benefitted incredibly from the experience. It is the shining star of East Haven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

EHA has inspired my children with a love for learning! As a parent I have seen firsthand how attending EHA has tapped into their creativity, made them more aware of current events, gave them a knowledge of politics and has incouraged them to continually think outside of the box. My children have grown both intellectually and socially since attending EHA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It gives the children a great sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

A phenominal school that continues to be one worth fighting to keep open. Despite two difficult years with a principal who just wasn't the right fit fo the school, with Mrs. Johnson as ou pincipal now, EHA has bounced back and is moving forward better than ever - the best teachers in the district by far. The best program by far. We have the right to expect this level of excellence in education fom our town. Sadly, some in our community are intimidated by the school's success, instead of being proud of what the students, staff and parents accomplish together. Dawn Mason-Affinito, parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

My grandson is in this school. I wholly believe he is well served. There was a prior comment inferring that students were chosen more for their parents' 'politics' than their innate abilities and skills. I cannot attest to anyone else in this school, but in my grandchild's situation nothing could be further than the truth, as my grandson's parents enjoy NO particular favor whatsoever in the town. As for passion, well, it is invariably the case in all aspects of life that passions seemingly diminish with time and with the realization that expectations must be adjusted to account for various enablements and consrtraints. That is not to say that passions do not exist but they are tempered by circumstances and with time and factors unique to the situation being affected.


Posted January 1, 2009

This school is the best the town of East Haven has to offer. It's controversial and if you want to get the town folk riled up, all you have to do is mention EHA and budget. The school was established in 1997 by some pretty passionate people. It appears some of the passion has diminished and unfortunately the small town mentality has a larger voice than the educational process itself. The school is on its third principal in 11 years, making teachers/parents the ruling force of the school because they hold the institutional memory and traditions. Politics plays a role in acceptance, who is chosen for roles in activities and how the building is used. It would be great to see the school expand to high school to keep the students in town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

I, too, agree it is a good school (like the other elementary schools in East Haven). I also feel that so many siblings are accepted over other students who seem more qualified, which discredits the students as gifted. It's a matter of convenience (and politics).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

E.H.A. is incredible, though this is only my sons first year (3rd grader) I am beyond impressed. We just had his first play,If You Believe. It was phenomenal, everything was perfect you could see and feel all the love and confidence in all of the children. I firmly believe this school is the best in East Haven and I'm proud my son made it in . I do and always will support such a wonderful school. Good Luck and Goodbye to Dr. Speck. Of course I believe the next principal will be a good fit for E.H.A
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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69%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students88%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students98%
Female97%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Writing

All Students98%
Female97%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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
White 85% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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