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Public | PK-7 | 463 students

 

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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 67% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
22%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
47%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
52%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
5%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
2%

2010

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
15%

2009

 
 
27%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
48%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students31%
Female33%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%

Reading

All Students21%
Female29%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students26%
Female35%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
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 Students25%
Female28%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%

Reading

All Students23%
Female21%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students19%
Female19%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic22%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
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 Students19%
Female26%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Reading

All Students25%
Female27%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Science

All Students19%
Female21%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%

Writing

All Students33%
Female42%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
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 Students4%
Female7%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%

Reading

All Students22%
Female23%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students19%
Female31%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
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 Students19%
Femalen/a
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Reading

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students17%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
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 64% 19%
Black 35% 13%
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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1750 Main St
Hartford, CT 06120
Phone: (860) 695-5040

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