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Goshen Center School

Public | PK-6 | 213 students

 
 

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Posted January 23, 2013

Goshen is staffed by young teachers with poor knowledge of subject matter. Teachers are empowered to ignore parents concerns and thumb their noses at parents. They want to get involved with parents only when parents are praising them for doing a good job. A previous parent pointed out that teachers refuse to answer e-mails, and it is difficult to arrange a face to face meeting. They have used Sandy Hook as an excuse to keep parents and grandparents out of the school building. Teachers think they re doing a good job, but standardized test scores are disappointing for a prosperous, small town school with low student teacher ratios. They don t teach penmanship (who needs to know how to write with pencil or pen when we have computer keyboards?). They don t teach spelling (because there s always Spell Check). There is no serious math (because adults always use calculators)! They don t bother with traditional testing. I have never seen a corrected test paper or writing assignment. Goshen Center falls well short of parents' expectations. This school is a good argument for school vouchers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

I could not agree more with May 31, 2012 parent review. It could be a much much better school. They make enormous issues out of picking up children after school or dropping them off. They have done nothing since the Sandy Hook shootings, but spend countless amounts of time on minor issues that seem to consume all their time. The teachers through the superintendant refuse to answer e-mails or arrange face to face meetings. The school lacks leadership, the district lacks a goal. They terminate good teachers and have forced the older teachers to retire, the place is a mess and no end in sight. The old principal ruined a perfectly good school- the new principal to timid to lead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

My daughter attended GCS and received a wonderful education. The teachers care a great deal about each individual student. And the there is a close relationship between the school and the parents which ensures a cooperative effrot for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Our son has gone to GCS since Kindergarten and is now entering 6th grade. He has thoroughly enjoyed it. The teachers are highly skilled, and take a great interest in the students abilities and needs. GCS is a small school, about 200 students for a K-6 school! The principal knows each student by name, siblings, parents etc. There is a very active PTO who do alot for the student's enrichment programs.
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%

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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
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 70% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
81%

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 Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students73%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students62%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students76%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 91% 62%
Hispanic 3% 19%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 13%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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50 North St
Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: (860) 491-6020

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