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Spring Glen School

Public | K-6 | 394 students

 
 

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Posted September 7, 2013

I lovers Spring Glen!! I attended it from k until 6 and created so many wonderful memories! It is a great school with wonderful teachers who work hard to give children a good start in the future! I recommend it to families who want their kids to have a good education, make new friends and learn from wonderful teachers!!!


Posted January 31, 2012

Spring Glen has great teachers, principal, and a clean, new building and playground. The PTA is very involved (though constantly asking for parents to send in money via cash/check. There is a lot of pressure to contribute financially.) HOWEVER, my primary complaint is with the curriculum. The "new" math program is a joke. It is very lacking, and many parents complain about it, in fact I know of several parents who pay to send their kids on Saturdays to Eli Whitney for math enrichment so that their child will actually learn something! Additionally, in comparing the math, science, and spelling curriculum at Spring Glen to elementaries in Wallingford, Cheshire, North Haven, and even other elementaries in Hamden, Spring Glen appears to be teaching about 1 grade below level for each grade. K-3 has been all that my 2 children have experienced thus far, and in those grades the lack of computer lab time/skills is obvious, and the lack of penmanship (in K & 1st) and cursive instruction is discouraging. Improve the curriculum and add more FREE extracurriculars, and this school has the potential to be fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

Desperately needs a better curriculum to give our kids a stronger start! There is no challenge, no foreign language, no gifted program! Though Hamden as a whole is a less academic district, so maybe the poor curriculum at Spring Glen simply reflects that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2012

Our experience with Spring Glen has been mixed. The building and playground are clean, new, and welcoming. The principle seems very personable and completely committed to the school. The PTA is very strong, and there is a good sense of community there. The two things that brought my rating down were the secretary (difficult to work with and not at all welcoming or friendly), and I have been disappointed with the teacher. It feels like she's been using the same material for 30 years. My child is advanced and hasn't gotten any kind of environment to continue to develop that. And for the first 3 months, the only reports of school that I heard back were about the teacher yelling, the playground helpers yelling, and the lunch monitors yelling. My child felt scared in an environment I was hoping would be safe for her. It seems to be a school of incredible potential, and I really think it is heading in a fabulous direction. I have high hopes for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

I give this school a below average score. After experiencing kindergarten and first grade we decided to move our child to catholic school and we are not catholic. Our overall experience was that if your child is natural student, he will do fine here. But if he needs any additional attention beyond what's offered to the class, you will have problems. The tutors they provide are mainly computer software games. They teachers tended to segregate students in class with how at tentative or distracting they are which sounds like it makes sense but all you gain is ignoring the problem and a group of kids who end up distracting each other all day. My child was not encouraged to raise hand in class to better understand directions, if you didn't hear it the first time, you better listen the next time. The teachers all make you veal like "if it weren't for parents, teaching would be so easy!" Our expectations I would say we're reasonable from the start and this school severely disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2011

Excelleng teachers, strong leadership (the new principal is child/parent focused), and involved parents. Great facilties including a brand new playground. I highly recommend Spring Glen School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Teachers and principal are great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

It's a wonderful school with a loving group of parents who put their heart and soul into the school. They perform the arduous tasks necessary to make not only the school, but the community a wonderful place for the development of children physically and mentally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Wonderful teachers and parents, great facilities and an amazing new principal - we are happy that our daughter is doing great in kindergarten and will have 5 more years in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Spring Glen rocks! I've never felt more at home than I have while being here. Our principal is amazing at all she does, the teachers are fantastic and the students are absolutely awesome! The PTA goes over and beyond the call the duty and are some of the most enthusiastic people I know. We have so much to offer everyone who comes in to contact with Spring Glen that the learning & fun never end. This is truly a wonderful place to be. I'm honored to call Spring Glen my second family & my second home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

great teachers. awesome enrichment programs. A PTA that is very involved and proactive in providing the students with wonderful extracurricular activities. wonderful community of parents who appear to be involved in volunteering at the school, a principal who goes above and beyond.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

great school spirit! nice families, good community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Spring Glen has great teachers, a fantastic principal, and an involved group of parents that strive to do the best for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Spring Glen School is excellent. The principal is wonderful and responsive to the needs of the school. The teachers are dedicated and the parents really work together to make it a wonderful place to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Spring Glen, is a great community and within this community is another community, Spring Glen School. We have a great principal, a strong staff. There is lots of energy in the school for Reading, writing, music, art... so much is offered during school and we also have a fabulous afterschool Enrichment program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Our school is awsome!!!!! We have a great communnity!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It is a great community and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Spring Glen has a great community feel. The school has great leadership and a very active PTA. It is the best school for my family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

We have a beautiful, new building, a committed pricipal, excellent teachers and wonderful kids. The PTA works very hard to raise money to meet the needs of the kids. A new playground is sorely needed, any help would be greatly appreciated!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

A great little school in a great neighborhood!! Excellent, responsive, accessible principle, and great teachers and learning environment.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students80%
Female96%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students82%
Female94%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students93%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students87%
Female95%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 67% 61%
Black 17% 13%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
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 21%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Hamden, CT 06517
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