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West Woods School

Public | K-6 | 535 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 21, 2013

While ir is true that the physical facility desperately needs some repairs, the teachers are Excellent. The CMT's speak for themselves. the "open classroom" concept had me worried at first but it actually facilitates necessarily quiet and disciplined classroom areas - I am thoroughly impressed. My daughter is receiving a fantastic education at West Woods Elementary in Hamden CT. Sincerely, West Woods Parents (Speech/Language Pathologist, Mechanical Engineer)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

West woods school is an absolute abomination to the education system of America. this so called "school" is the worst thing that I've ever experienced. Between the harassment from teachers towards children with learning disabilities and the lack of order, lack of care, minimal help, and the nasty teachers ,this school is just HORRIBLE. I went through a downward spiral after being traumatized and had my family harassed by teachers because I was struggling due to a learning disability. The schooling self is discussing. Mold on the walls. Filthy dark bathrooms. dusty dirty carpets. All this along with the fact this school has open class rooms is almost to obviously bad for a school to even stress, since it really speaks for itself. This school not only caused myself a ton of hardship, but many other families have agreed with me and shared their story of this horrible place. This school is the last place you want to send your kid. They failed me as a student and never helped me but yelled at me and were awful, all because I had a learning disorder. It's just bad. Please don't put a child through this traumatic unstable environment. HORRIBLE, AND ALL AROUND GROSS AND UNSANITARY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

They can only see a problem not a person. No respect for parents whatsoever. Stay away!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2007

West Woods has been a great learning experience for our kindergartener. The class sizes are small and the teachers are wonderful. The PTA is awesome and provide so many diverse learning opportunities for the children here. Parent involvement is great and the principal does a great job of keeping the parents informed of everything happening---there is a newsletter every month and a calender of events every month! The only thing I would say could use some improvement is the availability of specialists when children do need extra support.
—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 67% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
95%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students73%
Female83%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students59%
Female52%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students62%
Female58%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students88%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students77%
Female84%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students91%
Female97%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students85%
Female100%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 61% 62%
Asian 17% 4%
Black 11% 13%
Hispanic 8% 19%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 12%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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