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Parkway School

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Posted July 12, 2011

We couldn't have been more disappointed with this school. We found dealing with the curriculum and teachers very difficult (we had two children attending the school, three years apart). The goal was to keep students in a status quo. We fought to let our children read books, excel in areas they showed interest and to take the ALP tests. Though we were discouraged from letting our children take the ALP tests, they passed and were accepted. We still opted for a decent education in private schools. Funding and standardized tests scores should not be the objective. For children to strive in this changing world, being able to set oneself apart and find challenges is key. Parkway is not this kind of school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

Parkway School is the WHOLE PACKAGE. From rigorous academics, to higher order thinking skills, to real world application and opportunities for students to lead, Parkway is an amazing school! The staff is phenomenal. Each teacher is highly qualified and knows every one of their children's strengths and goals. They match their instruction to the needs of the children; be they gifted or in need of support. The staff are all very positive and forward thinking. We could not have our children in a more academically rigorous, engaging environment! We are thrilled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

Our son was in KG last year at Parkway and we were very disappointed overall by the quality of Parkway. There were not many interactions between us (parents) and the teacher. Our son used to do well in Preschool and he loved going to school. He liked school less and less as the year went on. 24 students in his class; little attention given to individual students who are doing "well enough."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

By far the BEST elementary school in town. Teachers do an awesome job and are always prepared with new and exciting material that captures and challenges students to o their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

School deserves it because it makes impossible to bring forward the children with different learning problems despite not getting enough help from State like parents working in some way or another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Both of our children attend Parkway and we are very pleased with it. I attended Collegiate School in New York City, 1-12, so I knew little about the public school systems. The teachers are wonderful. The programs are very complete. There is little area that we have issues with, besides the fact that guidlines have to be dealt with on a state level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter attended both Parkway and North Street School. Both schools are excellent in the education that you get at either school. The difference is what you may find in the mentallity of living in the 'back country' vs 'in town'. Parkway parents are more into volunteering and community. The kids are more innocent as a whole. At North Street the kids are more worldly and parents have less time/more money to donate instead. Overall you can not go wrong with either school. Just a matter of enviroment or mood preference.
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 Students98%
Femalen/a
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students98%
Femalen/a
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Science

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%

Writing

All Students100%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
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 84% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
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 3%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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141 Lower Cross Rd
Greenwich, CT 06831
Phone: (203) 869-7466

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