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Sarah J. Rawson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 463 students

 

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Posted August 29, 2011

The staff at Rawson need to get it together! They need to improve their disciplinary methods. Who is really in control? In the last couple of years the school has not been doing as well as it was when my child first transfered there! There needs to be better communication between the staff and the parents! More focus should be on the lesson and not whether the child has on the correct color uniform for what ever grade they are in. It would be nice to learn about events, trips, class pictures ect in advance and I dont mean two days prior to when its happening! Parents are not getting a proper notice. hope this school year is a better one than last year, Rawson has so much potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

This is very untrue. This school is one of many Hartford Public Schools that are in need of improvement due to its lacking test scores over the past few years. So much so that they have to allow parents to transfer their children into better schools at the start of the new semester. This website is either really old or the research done was very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Excellent school good teachers. Caring and loving community.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
42%

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

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
54%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
21%

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

All Students33%
Female39%
Male26%
Black33%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students38%
Female50%
Male23%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students37%
Female50%
Male22%
Black41%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
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 Students22%
Female22%
Male22%
Black22%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English22%

Reading

All Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
Black21%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%

Writing

All Students18%
Female22%
Male15%
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
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%
Female57%
Male61%
Black54%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students40%
Female37%
Male44%
Black38%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Science

All Students34%
Female25%
Male42%
Black32%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%

Writing

All Students45%
Female53%
Male36%
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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
Black 90% 13%
Hispanic 9% 19%
White 1% 62%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Hartford, CT 06112
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