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Juliet W. Long School

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Posted April 1, 2013

The principal hates the kids. The teachers are wonderful. The school is old, and my child has told me that the bathroom creaks. Some of the staff in Gales Ferry School are rude, and mean to the small children. As I said, the principal is one of them. She is also extremely rude to the parents, who can do nothing because they dont want their children to pay for it. I just hope someone will at some point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2011

My very bright student is not being taught well at all and now hates school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

They do alot for the children. They are a friendly community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

this is one perfect school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2007

This is a great school. The kids all seam to get along well and my kid made friends easily. The school has a great gym program and skilled teachers. Some have been around as long as I have! The teachers keep a close eye on the kids and know when to punish and when to let it go. At recess the kids all have tuns of fun. I can tell seeing as I can't hear myself talk when I go outside during recess. Aids roam around making sure safety is going well. It's really a great school. I encourage you to enrole your child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

Agree w/ other postings. This year there is a new principal (shared w/ Gales Ferry now). Atmosphere w/ new principal and office staff changes isn't quite as friendly. Hopefully new ones will warm up. Facilities definitely old/out of date. Some classes too large. Overall some great teachers but wide variety of teaching and classroom management styles. If child needs specifics, request those. New pressures on teachers for testing is making life more difficult, but that's probably happening everywhere. I find most teachers have excellent classroom control. Kids are happy here which makes a huge difference to me. Negatives: lunch program(or lack of), facilities. Highlights: high academic standards without stressing the kids, nice community atmosphere, caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

This school has an average quality curriculum. I feel teachers spend too much time keeping trouble-makers in line and focusing on struggling students. The students performing at or above level are left to their own devices. There is no hot lunch program, but the PTO does sponsor pizza and Subway each once a week. The school's appearance seems extremely drab sitting next door to a newer facility (the K-2 school). The classrooms are over-crowded with average class sizes ranging around 25 children per class. The library is dreadfully understocked and is situated in what used to be a small classroom with only bookshelves lining the walls of the room, none standing in rows through the room. I have to say that coming over from Gales Ferry School last school year to JWL School this school year I was shocked at both the appearance of the school and the class structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

JWL is an excellent school. The teachers really go that extra mile for their studnets. There are many extra curricular activities from stamp club to destination imagination (a problem solving competition team). Students are encouraged to be themselves but to be responsible for their learning. There is a high level of parent invovlement especially at lunch times. Only drawback, no cafeteria or hot lunch program. The PTO does have a pizza day every Wednesday and sponsors Subway lunch on Friday. Kids eat in their classrooms.
—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 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

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 86% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students89%
Female98%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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%
Female89%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students83%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Science

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students88%
Female100%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Reading

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 83% 61%
Hispanic 5% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 14%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1854 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Phone: (860) 464-2780

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