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Dunbar Hill School

Public | K-6 | 321 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

Going into our 5th year at the school and our 3rd child attending. This school and it's staff are exceptional. I'm so glad my kids go here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

My boys love the school, the teachers and staff are great. Overall its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

we have moved into the area and just want to keep track on what is going on when it is time for our son to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

My 6 year old daughter goes to school there. She loves it. She is very excited about going to school and is learning a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Dunbar is moving in the right direction. Parents need to get more involved. The Staff is making progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They try to do the best they can with a very limited budget. The teachers and staff are truly caring wonderful people with our children, but with a little help it would make our school so much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

In the few years that I have been involved in this school, we have come a long way! The principal, teachers, and staff work VERY well together. There is a great caring community of families, teachers and staff. The kids feel important and comfortable to be themselves and do their best every day. The more parents get involved, the better the school will be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

The school is a great place, positive energy and very supportive teachers. Some of the best teachers I've seen are at this school. The parents need to get much more involved. A school can not raise your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

the teachers are all very wonderful, but there is a lack of communication in that school. the school nurse is great too! the new principal is trying, but still has alot to work on. the lunch room aides are all very miserable and disrespectful towards the children so that's another big problem they need to fix.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

It was OK. I have saw much better school's in Hamden. The students were nice, but some of them were mean. The school went through numerous principals while I was there. Overall, I think the school is about average, give or take in some areas. The teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2005

I believe Mrs Clayton is a wonderful and caring Principal.
—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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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 86% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students61%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students79%
Female88%
Malen/a
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students84%
Female92%
Male75%
Black83%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

Math

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male90%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students90%
Femalen/a
Male87%
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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
Black 39% 13%
White 37% 61%
Hispanic 11% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 40%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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315 Ln St
Hamden, CT 06514
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