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Noah Wallace School

Public | K-4 | 346 students

 
 

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Posted December 12, 2011

As a parent of an advanced child, I was concerned about the availability of challenging assignments in a public school. NWS has gone above and beyond to provide my son with opportunities to advance at his own pace, especially in Math and Reading by allowing him to attend higher level grades, as well as, leveraging online programs that catered to his abilities. Farmington Valley area (Farmington, Avon, Canton, Simsbury, et al) schools are excellent overall, but I believe NWS has really shown to my family how committed it is to helping its students reach their potential. I am considering to move my residence but with an eye to stay within the NWS school district. I cannot say enough good things about this school. The entire staff from my son's teacher, to the special education teacher, to the principal, have all been extremely supportive and receptive to our inquiries and suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

We moved back to Farmington from Maryland, and my children are out of district students at Noah Wallace. The atmosphere, the support of parents and teachers and the outstanding academic standard are unparalleled. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

This school is so great! My sister, brother and I all went to this school and all loved it. Every year my sister and I beg my mom to drive us back to Noah Wallace so that we can see their old classrooms and teachers. This school has such a welcoming feeling to it, that none of us wanted to leave.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2006

The school has a fabulous strings (violin, cello, viola) program that is atypical for a public or private school. The teachers of Art and PE are also unparelled. There is a devoted group of very involved parents who work very hard to improve the quality of the students school experience, but they do not get enough support from the rest of the parents. With more parental involvement, there could be more enrichment opportunities. While better than many suburban public schools, the students need to be more respectful of the teachers and fellow students, again, this responsibility falls on the parents. The school's demographics have changed greatly since 2003.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

This is a wonderful school and EXCELLENT teachers. The extracurricular programs are terrific, parent involvement is very high and the classes are not crowded. The building is very old (over 100) so there isn't a/c in every room and it gets very hot sometimes. Those are not really a big deal (unless you're used to a brand new school). But the atmosphere, curriculum and teachers are all first rate. I love this school.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
100%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
80%

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 68% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students80%
Female71%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students91%
Female97%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 72% 62%
Asian 19% 4%
Hispanic 5% 19%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Farmington, CT 06032
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