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Mill Hill School

Public | K-5 | 474 students

 
 

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5 stars


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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.

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 67% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
96%
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 72% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
100%
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%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students71%
Female81%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students88%
Female82%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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% 62%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Asian 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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

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