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Sherman School

Public | K-5 | 442 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted August 9, 2012

Excellent kindergarten teachers - made our child love to go to school! Best way to begin an education career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2012

We moved here three years ago and are so impressed by the quality and care that the staff bestows upon the children. Our children made an easy transition thanks to a new student group that the principal suggested. Our daughter has special needs and the staff is well equiped and pours TLC into their work. There is real community at Sherman as well, the entire school has wonderful traditions including student body/ town meetings highlighting the great things the students are up to. Parent involvement is great and encouraged. We find the parents to be kind, mellow and active with the school. The entire staff is fantastic including the lunch staff, custodians and administration. We're really glad that we moved here. A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the most motivated staff and the most involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

Fantastic school! We currently have a Kindergartener and a 3rd grader, and I couldn't be happier! There is a great deal of parent involvement, and the teachers and staff always welcome us. The teachers always go the extra bit to enhance the kids' educations. They really care about each individual. Every effort is also made to accomodate all the kids developmentally - from the most challenged to the gifted. It's a very tight community, with the majority of kids walking to school. We're going to miss it dearly when we relocate to the mid-west. Thanks for 4 great years, Sherman!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%

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

All Students77%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students77%
Female71%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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 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 Students86%
Female85%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 62%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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