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Dunbar Hill School

Public | K-6 | 309 students

 

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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 June 5, 2011

My daughter is finishing her first year at Dunbar Hill. We love the school, the teachers, staff and principal. I think they all work very well together. They are unbelievable with how well informed they keep the families. I am very impressed. Looking forward to my other kids attending too.
—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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
72%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
73%
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 70% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
69%
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 Students61%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students24%
Femalen/a
Male9%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%

Writing

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Malen/a
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students59%
Female65%
Malen/a
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students43%
Female71%
Male10%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
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 Students38%
Femalen/a
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Reading

All Students46%
Femalen/a
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Science

All Students38%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Black15%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%

Writing

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Black30%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
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 Students72%
Female64%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students79%
Female91%
Male61%
Black67%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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
Black 39% 13%
White 39% 62%
Hispanic 12% 19%
Asian 7% 4%
Two or more races 3% 1%
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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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315 Ln St
Hamden, CT 06514
Phone: (203) 407-2025

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