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Ellington High School

Public | 9-12 | 792 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted May 17, 2009

Ellington High School, though not without its faults, is a place where students of varying interests, backgrounds, and career goals can thrive. Teachers, for the most part, are knowledgeable, caring, and hold students to high standards. The AP/Honors teachers tend to be the best. Academics are challenging and students genuinely care about their schoolwork. The school's elective classes offer an outlet for those who would prefer to learn with their hands, offering an interesting range of subjects from Multicultural Foods to Transportation Systems, Photography to Business Law. The school also offers a range of sports and extracurricular activities. Student who have the best experience at EHS are those who become involved. The administration is generally well-liked, as the principal is personable and listens to students and disciplinarians are generally fair.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2004

I am very impressed with the administration at EHS, I have developed on through the Ellington school systems since age 4, and am doing extremely well pursuing a higher education. I strongly feel that I would not have been better prepared for a university anywhere else. EHS has wonderful extracurricular activities and clubs, which I participated in, and appreciate very much. I just feel privelaged to know that I was taken care of so well throughout school.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

197 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 Students58%
Female53%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students58%
Female68%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students54%
Female46%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students74%
Female84%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 91% 62%
Black 3% 13%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Asian 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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37 Maple St
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: (860) 896-2352

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