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Holland Hill School

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Posted July 6, 2011

My daughter went to Holland Hill K-5 and my son will be in 2nd grade this fall. We have been HH parents for 7 years. In Fairfield we are fortunate to have strong schools. You aren't going to wrong with any of them. Teachers throughout the district will vary, so it is difficult to compare. There are some things that set Holland Hill apart: - Among the Fairfield elementary schools, HH is 2nd to McKinley school in terms of racial diversity. Fairfield in general is not a very diverse community as a whole. - HH families are economically diverse. If there is one group missing it is the very wealthy. There are many single-parent and two-income families. - HH and McKinley are the only elem schools in Fairfield that meet the state's diversity guidelines for Title 1 funding. This funding allows the school to offer additional reading assistance, after school programs and summer tutoring for math and english. - Parent involvement in the school is strong. The HH PTA is very active. - The current principal is amazing. He gets to know each of the children (seriously) and puts an enormous amount of energy into the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

My daughter went to Holland Hill in K and first grade in 2004 and 2005 years. During the K we did not pay much attention to academics, however in year one we were a bit surprised to see her subtracting and adding within 10. In addition to it she got a horrendous report stating that she does not understand the maths concepts. Do you know the feeling that you absolutely sure that your kid is bright, but ,strange enough, falls through the school system? My husband and I went to talk to principal and teachers, but understood from the meeting that it is pointless. Holland Hill is the school where If you are not academically challenged or exceptionally gifted, you are falling through the system. She went to UK school, so I am comparing apples and oranges. She passed math and E in 5th grade in 97% of highest level possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2010

I moved into this district and have found it to be a FAR superior school. Old school we went to in Fairfield had the "bells and whistles' and smart boards but that has NOTHING to do with how well the teachers teach and the quality fo the staff. I love that my kids were so accepted and can walk to school and the principal is just wonderful. By far a better school than our previous experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

I used to got to Holland Hill and I think it is one of the best schools iv'e ever gone to! It is always full of excitment and has many adventures through each grade you go through. I always felt safe and loved by teachers and the students still are polite and friendly. I think Holland Hill is a very unique school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2008

Holland Hill School is a wonderful neighborhood school. Most of the kids are walkers who enjoy being on the property even after school hours. There is always something going on there, be it an art show, a parent meeting, a playground get-together, and the parents in the community try to stay involved. The school is older, its facilities are not so modern, but that is part of its charm. The kids have a rich experience there, even without all the 'bells and whisles' like smartboards and laptops. They feel safe and loved. It's a little gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2007

This is a great school with lots of parent involvement. For Fairfield it is one of the more diverse schools but still lacking in diversity. The teachers are wonderful and the sense of community is very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Although I believe Holland Hill to be a wonderful school, I feel as though my children are missing the value of diversity.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students89%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students77%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 70% 61%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Black 2% 13%
Two or more races 2% 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 17%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Meadowcroft Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 255-8314

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