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Kinsella Magnet School

Public | PK-8 | 690 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2012

Was sorting through old photographs & found my 2nd grade school photo from 1948. I remember this school & walking to school from Stoneington Ave everyday. In fact I remember my 1st day in Kindergarten & going to coat room in back & getting my coat & leaving school. Next day I tried it again but this time the police at the stop light was on the lookout for me. Guess Mon alerted them to my moves. So long ago but seems life just a few years ago.


Posted August 24, 2011

An excellent school full of teachers that go above and beyond the leadership works hard to ensure that the children enjoy diversity within the arts and the parent involvement and dedication is AA++ the BEST I have ever been a part of. By far the best choice I could have made for my 4 Daughters. I'm Extremely Pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

The principal, teachers and staff are amazing. The always have the time to go above and beyond for the students that attend here. Our daughter actually enjoys waking up to go to school again. We are thrilled to see her smile again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

2,600 applications for a little over 100 spots available. The building will be brand new for the 2009 school year. Our children will be taking Suzuki violin, ballet and tap. We couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

This is an excellent school where teachers strive to ensure that students receive the best materials, instruction, enrichment, and encouragement...the children are enthusiastic learners in a vibrant educational community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 1, 2009

my child is a student at kinsella. we absolutely love it!!! my 1st grader reads at a 3rd grade level and plays violin.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

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

All Students59%
Female60%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male79%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male67%
Black64%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students86%
Female90%
Male80%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
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

Math

All Students78%
Female89%
Male59%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male65%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students77%
Female82%
Male70%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male83%
Black92%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Malen/a
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Malen/a
Black100%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students84%
Female84%
Malen/a
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students86%
Female92%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female81%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students52%
Female51%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students90%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 20%
Black 29% 13%
White 26% 61%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 100%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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