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Flanders School

Public | K-4 | 362 students

 
 

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Posted August 20, 2013

I disagree with the previous reviews - some written several years ago. I think the principal we currently have is very open to making Flanders into a desirable learning environment for all children that attend. I have always found her to be very approachable! I have several children attending and when I had an issue regarding my child she was very happy to meet with me. I think if you are interested in moving into this community, you would be very lucky to have your child attend this School! Regarding the PTA - I have alway found the board very open to new ideas and I know I have not paid for a single field trip for my child because the PTA paid for them. They also have many family events. It was nice just spending time with my kids and other families in the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2012

I I agree with the review that the principal has done the Blue Ribbon designation of Flanders School a disservice. Flanders had always been an innovative elementary school, one in which people moved to the area for. The quote stated in a previous review that had been hanging at the school entrance for many years is now gone. The Responsive Classroom philosophy only goes as far as the teachers choose to use it as the Principal is clearly not supporting it. This school used to be rated a "10" with Great Schools, but is going downhill. Children who are above "level" get no additional enrichment while children who are below "level" receive support. It has become a great place to be average. The school craves inspiring, innovative and energetic leadership. The current principal has made many changes; Few that positively affect the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I agree with the previous comment. The school and the the majority of the teachers are great. It is a Nationally Recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, however the current principal was not there when this designation was given and, unfortunately, does not know how to keep the school in Blue Ribbon status. The PTA would do well to be more welcoming to new members and accept new ideas. They do a poor job of encouraging school spirit with their activities, and also a poor job with respect to the school staff. Aside from this, the school is a wonderful learning environment and there are some terrific, caring teachers. Special Ed is also top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

Flanders is a wonderful school. The curriculum is based on the Responsive Classroom system and it is very effective. My son loves coming to school. If you plan to send your child here, don't expect much from the PTA. They are an elitist group that does not function well and is scoffed at by most of the Flanders community as being totally ineffective. It is a real shame since they could make Flanders so much better than it already is. There is a quote on the door as you enter Flanders that is a bit ironic with respect to the PTA. It says, 'In times of change, learners inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.' The PTA would do well to read and heed those words.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students93%
Female87%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 9%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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East Lyme, CT 06333
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