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Claude Chester School

Public | PK-5 | 388 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 30, 2013

I feel the school has an excellent educator base who really care about the children and want them to succeed. My daughter has attended the kindergarten program. I am impressed with the teacher's desire to cater to their needs in what could be a very distracting and new environment for children entering elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I believe that this school could use a lot of work. The principal is great, but she is leaving at the end of the year so who knows what will come of this school. I truly believe her to be the only strong point of the school. The curriculum is minimal and have never seen such minimal requirements put on students. The teachers I have encountered are below average, and to me it seems like the aides work harder than many of the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

My son did his pre-k program here..The pre-k teachers are awesome.And so the principal.She is very friendly to all the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

The staff is somewhat not to be desired. They need to be more accommadating to all kids. Not there for just a pay check. Be a strong voice for bullies if there are any in the school and a strong watchful eye on all kids. Always put into effect the Positive Behavior information learned in the classes they attend in order to inforce Positive behavior. Assisting Admin. need to go to public relations class in order to properly and respectfully talk to all types of people entering the school. Being a snob in not proper professional behavior in a public career.


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
60%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
32%

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 72% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students54%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Writing

All Students55%
Female65%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students49%
Female56%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students43%
Female57%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students63%
Female57%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Science

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students60%
Female76%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 46% 62%
Hispanic 19% 19%
Asian 18% 4%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 45%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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