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Edgar H. Parkman School

Public | 3-5 | 401 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 17, 2013

I saw the rating of this school was 9 last year, but it has come down to 7 this year. Wondering whats the reason for this sudden shift?


Posted May 16, 2013

I couldn't be happier with the way the school is run. I have had a great experience this year. I feel that my sons teacher is absolutely exceptional and the staff otherwise is top notch!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2011

The Parkman School has a strong academic lineage of bright, determined students. Top students who have graduated from the high school have had their roots from Parkman. This is in part of great parenting with solid core values that encourage education. This school is located in an upper middle class neighborhood in southern Enfield. Teachers, however, should gain the most credit for molding our children into such great scholars! Facilities are some of the newest in town. At the minimum, the school needs air-conditioning and technological integration in the classroom. Other than that, I am proud of how great this school has become. It's CMT scores are extremely high and well above the state average. I'm not sure how relevant this review will be. My children went here when this school was a K-6 elementary school, but will be a 3-5 Intermediate school starting the Fall of 2011. This is positive change that will benefit Enfield in the long run. Schools like Parkman are what makes the town of Enfield so desirable. Principal Sampl had a clear plan for this school and has executed her duties well. Great job to the administration and teachers for molding our future leaders of America!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2009

In my opinion Parkman is a very good school, and I'm glad my daughter is in kindegarten there. Her teacher always gives us updates, and lets us parents participate in activites. Im fact I beleive both teachers are great and really get the kids to learn what they need while having fun. The christmas ctivities were so much fun ,the kids had teh biggest smiles.. As for the parking at Parkman, if thats tehonly complaint then life is good for us parent.. Kudos to Parkman and it's staff. Principle always says hi, and involved.. Great job, looking forward to our daughter's future there in elementary school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

I think that Parkman School is a very good place to learn. The teachers may be young, but they do a good job just the same. The events at the school are very fun. Such events include field day, mix-it-up at lunch day, and field trips. Most kids in the school are very smart.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

Wonderful school! Caring staff. Excellent PTO. CMT grades are above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I think the parking is terrible at parkman school. There is not enough spaces for parents to park and pick up their children. And nobody care enough to do something about it. This school is suppose to be one of thebest elem. schools in Enfield. Theirs 70% walkers and at pickup time we are being directed by the principal because we are parked along the gym or places in a firelane to try to get our kids safely and were told to circle the parking lot until a space opens. When 100 kids and parents are walking through the parking lot trying to get to their cars. This is rediculous. Some people are more concered about parents waiting in their cars in fire lanes than children getting hurt walking in parking lot or running after their parent thinking they are leaving them when the parent has to circle again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2005

I feel that the schools a very good one. I do have some issues with the way that the school is run. We have very old equipment in the outside school area. Some children have been getting hurt and it is very upseting. We also have very young teachers who seem to not know too much about the students that they are trying to teach. Children with different problems, such as math or reading, had no idea at the school open house that these students had any of these problems. To be a new teacher and not to open a file on your students to know who they are is just wrong. We do have some excellent teachers in this school. But I think the principal needs to open her eyes to what is really going on.
—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 83% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students86%
Female94%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 79% 61%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Enfield, CT 06082
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