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Posted April 21, 2014

This is a community school that can not succeed with out parents doing their part. It's sad, the parents of the students who attend this school are not involved. My daughter is a Spe. Ed 5th grader at Sands, and is doing well, and has made progress since her enrollment late September. She has a great teacher who has zero tolerance for ignorance, bullying, or unkind children in classroom. Her teacher is dedicated to ensuring no one will steal my child's education, not on her watch. Parents can not rely solely on the school to educate their children or child. Learning does not end when the bell rings at 3:00. It starts at home. Get off your butts, parent your kids people. Why should my child's learning be disrupted by a student that has no home training, and severe behavioral issues. Parent you kids, and stop bling the school for lazy parents who don't want to do their job. This a a good school that can be a great school with the help of the parents making sure their kids NOT the one disrupting my child's learning process. The teachers great, Administration, awesome and invested in kids. Mr. Heredia, doing his best with what he has, and the cards he has been dealt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

This school is just horrible. When they had principal Nesmith there was a feeling of success. However, with the dude they have now, such a joke. That school is one of the worst schools in Hartford. The children are being set up for failure. I do not think the administrators know what they are doing. The assistant is doing her best but that dude is doing nothing but talking on PA system day long. I feel very sorry for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is a piece of junk i did not like it unsatisfactory this school meed to be improved.


Posted November 5, 2009

SAND has been redesigned and made gains it is now America;'s choice with a concentration in reading and writing . get the facts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Sand Elementary School has an incredible staff this year that truly strives to better the lives of the children. Though the children in this area are categorized in the lower socio-economic bracket, the faculty and staff work hard to empower the children to achieve whatever they set their minds to. Though Sand Elementary has been one of the lowest performing schools in the area, this year the school has revamped their system in hopes to improve their ratings. Better equipment and facilities would tremendously aide them in the endeavor to improve their testing scores and student achievement levels.


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers are the very best ever!!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students66%
Female57%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students44%
Female30%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students52%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students23%
Female20%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Writing

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students23%
Female22%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Reading

All Students36%
Female27%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%

Science

All Students28%
Female18%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Writing

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students49%
Female55%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students26%
Female46%
Male5%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%

Reading

All Students44%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students46%
Female74%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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 Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students41%
Female33%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students58%
Female67%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 65% 20%
Black 32% 13%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 61%
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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1750 Main St
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 695-5040

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