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Simpson-Waverly School

Public | PK-8 | 362 students

 

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Posted December 23, 2013

This is a school where teachers work very hard. They get a lot of students who are coming from the worst schools. If the community in that area knew any better they would try to support it better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

This school is awesome! From Mr. May who is always there to lend an ear. Ms. Francis always so nice even though I am late everyday to getting my son due to my work schedule. Mr. Jones is the best principal EVER! I have never met a principal so down to earth and is never to busy to have a small chat. Ms. Heinlein is the GREATEST! She takes the time to talk to me everyday to let me know my sons weaknesses and his strengths. I am greatful to everyone at the school for making me feel comfortable. Including the janitor who is always willing to help when I have my one year old with me. Thank you all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

I am pleased with Simpson- Waverly Classical Magnet School. There is room for improvement . I believe that in due time this school will be back to Blue Ribbon standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

This is my son 3rd year at this school.Every year the teacher's get worst and worst. They do not return phone calls.The class room phone rings with no answer. They need more staff outside when the children are outside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, so that it is at best mediocre currently.
—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.

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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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
63%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
13%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
11%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
0%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
7%

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 Students28%
Female25%
Malen/a
Black26%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%

Reading

All Students34%
Female30%
Malen/a
Black35%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Writing

All Students42%
Female55%
Malen/a
Black44%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Writing

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Male33%
Black28%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
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 Students10%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English10%

Reading

All Students19%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black19%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%

Science

All Students9%
Female5%
Malen/a
Black7%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities10%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English9%

Writing

All Students36%
Female29%
Malen/a
Black37%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
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 Students35%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Reading

All Students61%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black23%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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.

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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/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.

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 75% 13%
Hispanic 23% 19%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 62%
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
Phone: (860) 695-5160

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