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Mill Hill School

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Posted September 27, 2009

Mill Hill is my daughter's school. They do a great job and care about the success of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

Mill Hill is a terrific school. The teachers are amazing, at all levels top notch. The new principal is doing a good job and for once actually likes children. The biggest problem is parents, specifically PTA parents who care far more about their own socialization than their childrens' learning or for that matter behavior. Stay away from the PTA and get involved in the Classroom and you will love Mill Hill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

My child just completed kindergarten at Mill Hill School and I can honestly say, 'so far, so good'. Although I found the teacher's basic approach slightly rigid at first, my child exceeded all my academic expectations while forming tight bonds with both classmates and teachers. I could not believe the standards for kindergarteners were held so high, but I am thrilled to see that they were. Great first year at Mill Hill and looking forward to many more great ones to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

This is a really, really good school with really, really high standards and teaches kids a lot, however, the teachers don't really connect with the students. They don't show that they're human. To the students, they are just robots that teach. (I know, I was a student)
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2004

I have been a parent with children in school for almost twenty-five years. My children attended several different schools, including private education. There is no question in my mind that Mill Hill has been the best school experience any of my children have received....not only for education but for the high level of ethics that are expected of each child. Unfortunately, we will lose our principal this year, so time will tell if the high standards will be maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

Mill Hill is the best school. We just won the Blue Ribbon Award! Our principal is a great leader and the teacher's really care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

Mill Hill is a great school. I feel my children are getting an education equivalent to a private school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

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 Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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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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 84% 61%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
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 6%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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635 Mill Hill Terrace
Fairfield, CT 06890
Phone: (203) 255-8320

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