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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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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
87%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students75%
Female71%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students90%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students80%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 92% 62%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 19%
Asian 1% 4%
Black 1% 13%
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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Ellington, CT 06029
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