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Griswold Elementary School

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Posted April 27, 2013

I have two boys that now attend Griswold schools. The school is great for first grade and under and are very attentive to the children's educational needs. However, after the first grade, it seems that a good amount of the teachers have lost sight of their job responsibilities. I have had problems with the way children have been overlooked and dissmissed because of their ADHD diagnosis. I have tried many approaches with this school in attempt to promote a better learning atmosphere for my children to no avail. Luckly this year, my youngest has a great teacher who is willing to advocate for him but I cannot say the same for my older son. There are some great teachers here but that doesn't make up for the general morale, harsh and unconcerned attitude for the remainder of the school principal included. Two years ago at another school both boys were straight A's and one in a gifted program. Now they both have straight C's. They will not be attending this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I have 2 children and am amazed at the parents and how they think this school system is amazing. I am an intellegent person who is very involved in my kids school and activities. I know that they push kids through to the next grade because it has happened to my son the past 2 years, even though I requested he stay back. I have requested extra help from each of my childrens teachers becasue they are having difficulties only to be told that they don't stay after and there isn't any tutoring available. More than 1/2 the kids that graduated in 2007 have babies , the drop out rate is one of the highest in the state and the elementary school teachers won't help the kids that need it. I will be looking into sending them to a different school next year.
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Posted May 20, 2010

My son has trouble with letters and reading and seeing as how he is only in kindergarten I knew he needed the help now in order to succeed in school, his wonderful teacher made sure he received the help he needed and now he is getting better every day! I couldn't be more proud!
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Posted March 23, 2004

My son just started kindergarten this pass year. I am thrilled with the teacher/parent involvement and am so happy with all his accomplishments thus far. The extra programs and staff are the most wonderful people you could meet. The way the teachers who work so hard go the extra mile to keep parents updated on thier child is great. Because of my experience with this school it would definitly hamper if I were to ever move. I would like all my 3 sons to stay right here. Griswold to me is the best! P.S. Mrs. McGlynn should recieve teacher of the year most definetly what an amazing lady!
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female75%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students74%
Female68%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 82% 61%
Black 5% 13%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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 34%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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303 Slater Ave
Griswold, CT 06351
Phone: (860) 376-7610

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