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Crystal Lake School

Public | K-4 | 217 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2013

Crystal Lake School is an excellent school with great support from parents and staff! Don't let the size of this little school fool you. It is rich with leadership, parent involvement and Crystal Lake Pride!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2013

Outstanding school with great teachers. My kids are excelling in everything. The smaller classes are great and every child feels empowered to learn. CLS Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

I just met a brother and sister, 2nd and 3rd graders at this school and they did not know what town they lived in! "Connecticut" they kept repeating! When explained that Ct was the state they lived in they didn't understand this sconcept! I'm not sure what this says about the schools. . . .


Posted June 5, 2008

Excellent school with First Class teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students93%
Female90%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students93%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Hispanic 3% 20%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 13%
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 7%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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284 Sandy Beach Rd
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: (860) 896-2322

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