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Kinsella Magnet School

Public | PK-8 | 663 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 67% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
74%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
68%
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

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
85%
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

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
80%
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

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
86%
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 67% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%

2009

 
 
82%
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male44%
Black31%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male42%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students67%
Female75%
Male54%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students53%
Female56%
Male50%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male57%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students64%
Female73%
Male50%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students65%
Female66%
Male63%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students53%
Female51%
Male58%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students70%
Female68%
Male73%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
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 Students42%
Female46%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students41%
Female40%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students40%
Female49%
Male28%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
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 Students48%
Female45%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students58%
Female57%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Science

All Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students61%
Female71%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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
Hispanic 44% 19%
Black 32% 13%
White 22% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 4%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 100%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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