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North Street School

Public | PK-5 | 451 students

 
 

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Posted October 22, 2013

My eldest just started Kindergarten here ... I'm not thrilled with the current teacher, but then again, there is much flux going on with curriculums and just the basics of getting started in formal education so I won't penalize the school - yet ... I was impressed with the ALP program, but there are a few years yet for getting into that - if at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

Sorry to disappoint the reviewers below but I couldn't disagree more about this school. If you look at how this school's results have tumbled from a regular in the top spots in the state/district, to the middle of the pack, you will see where the truth lies. There are some excellent teachers and the advanced learning program is very high caliber however there are also an unsettling number of poor teachers, ineffective programs and inane policies that the administration is either unwilling or unable to address. Poor leadership has been part of the problem for many years and this does not appear to be changing with the new principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

NSS has been a fantastic experience for my three children. The motto, 'character is who you are when no one is watching' is reflected in the teachers, staff, and instilled in the students. The education, friendliness, and values have been maintained under the guidance of the new principal Dr. Smith. We appreciate NSS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Wonderful school in every respect. Friendly, involved teachers, top notch principal (although she is leaving at end of '08). My two daughters went through this school and both loved it. Excellent advanced programs as well.
—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


Posted August 24, 2005

I have nothing but good things to say about Betty Burfiend, the principal. In our 6+ years of involvement at NSS, she has never been anything but an asset, even when we have occasionally disagreed with her about various issues. Teachers have been plus/minus...mostly plus, though, and the one real 'minus' that one of our children had a few years ago was let go sometime last year. At least NSS rectifies its mistakes, eventually! Plenty of room for parents to get involved. The flip side of this issue is that working mothers are sometimes treated as being 'less than,' since they don't have the same availability for extracurricular activities as the stay-at-home moms do. Overall, I'm happy to have sent my children to NSS.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
99%
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 Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students91%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students88%
Female84%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 62%
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Black 2% 13%
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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Greenwich, CT 06830
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