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The Environmental Sciences Magnet School

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Posted October 29, 2013

Phenomenal school with an amazing group of teachers, administrators and staff! This is a true community of caring faculty and a wonderfully diverse group of great kids. My daughter is in first grade, her third year at this school, and is excelling beyond our expectations. She has loved every one of her teachers and made lasting friendships. We couldn't be happier with the attentiveness and caring nature of every single adult who works at ESMS, from the custodial staff to the principal. We are also beyond thrilled that the school holds each child to such a high expectation of achievement, which has succeded in helping our child become a self-motivated academic and social achiever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2012

Wonderful school, wonderful faculty! The teachers truly care about the students and teach them in a variety of ways for different learners. This was my daughter's first year and she was in preschool. I couldn't believe the things they were doing; analyzing the growth of plants under different conditions, learning about aquatic life, and she even finished the year able to read quite a bit! I was very impressed and so glad we chose to send her here.
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Posted October 3, 2009

Mary Hooker school has a wonderful caring staff who are flexible, patient and give their all every day. They have been able to provide students with what they need to turn around low test scores and attitudes for two years in a row by believing in them and going that extra mile. Previous test scores may not indicate a school's total potential or quality when scores of different children are compared year to year. Growth scores show our school's potential and quality.
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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
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 85% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students83%
Female92%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students72%
Female60%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students74%
Female67%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students73%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Science

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students79%
Female96%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students84%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students57%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students67%
Female86%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students67%
Female60%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students75%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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
Hispanic 54% 20%
White 26% 61%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 99%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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