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Mary E. Griswold School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

I love this school!!! When my 8 year old son started in 2nd grade he was several levels behind in reading, but now he exceeds grade level expectations!!! I'm a proud mom & I'm SO greatful to the teachers & staff at Griswold.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I have waited each year for my daughter to have a better experience than the previous year but it has not happened. I grew up in Berlin myself and began in their school system in 6th grade so I was hoping for a better experience for my little girl but first grade was good, 2nd grade was awful due to retiring teacher and unruly students, my daughter was in fear of her teacher most of the year until the end (after much work on my part to get them to click). Third grade she had a good teacher but over crowding of students made teaching difficult and she was lost in the shuffle, 4th grade was good because she had her 1st grade teacher again and this year is just as bad as second.. new math plan is okay but the fact that my daughter was never taught her simple math facts has really showed, student teacher taking over and regular teacher hardly present in classroom, once again, she is lost in the shuffle. I have not been heard by those in charge again this year with my request for a particular teacher who I KNOW would have clicked with my daughter and that request was denied. I am sad that her first formative years have been stressful & have affected her love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2013

Excellent school! Adminisration is awesome and the teachers go above and beyond! I have nothing negative to say about the school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

My daughter had a great experience with Griswold school and I as a parent have nothing bad to say about the quality of education. The only thing I did not like were the fund raising choices. I do not care for the selling of baked goods, gift wrap and pies. I would rather have and support fund raisers that offer accessories/tote bags that display my childs art and/or stationary designed by my child. I liked all of her teachers. They held her responsible, challenged her educationally and encouraged good study habits to carry through into middle school. I enjoyed the family activities and events held through out the year. Two thumbs up!
—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 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students88%
Female84%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students88%
Female84%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students89%
Female81%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students88%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students91%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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
White 86% 61%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Kensington, CT 06037
Phone: (860) 828-6336

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