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Kathleen H. Ryerson Elementary School

Public | 1-4 | 250 students

 
 

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Posted April 9, 2010

We have had nothing but positive experiences. The staff is highly professional and loving at the same time. After moving into to town their academics was brought to a new level. Both of my children still talk about their elementary teachers at Ryerson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Our family's experience here has been mixed. The positive: A strong sense of community, great parent involvement, & many fantastic teachers. The negative: teachers are required to spend much time teaching to the CMTs. Mandatory, numerous, redundant worksheets are the norm. Not enough room for teachers to be flexible & creative with the curriculum in their own classrooms. Our greatest concern: We got no support from the school for our 2e child. Had to switch to private school for an appropriate education. We fought the school for a yr for accomodations. They wouldn't budge, claiming that when he began failing in middle schl/jr high, he'd probably qualify for services then. We believed it was a budgetary decision to pass our son's needs onto the next school level. We've since learned many of the learning issues my son has now could've been remediated if he had rec'd appropriate services early on.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students89%
Female83%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
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

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 20%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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982 Durham Rd
Madison, CT 06443
Phone: (203) 245-6440

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