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Buckley School

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5 stars

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Posted June 26, 2014

Buckley is amazing. The programs like field trips to fields and museums etc make students learn first hand information and retain it for longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school has great academic program emphasizing on Reading and Math which are critical for primary school students. The staff is excellent and student teacher ratio is low. We constantly get the feedback on our son's progress which keeps us motivated to take appropriate actions. Principal has a great vision and he is an excellent leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2012

My daughter's teacher is outstanding and emphasizes a 'stress-free classroom,' both to the students and parents. I am grateful for the very positive learning enivornment she has. She is challenged based on her strengths and weaknesses academically. She is made to feel a part of the school community through school-wide activities run by the staff and the outstanding PTA/parent volunteers. Principal Daly is a wonderful leader and always a friendly face, as are most of the staff. Manchester schools also have Club MELC a before/afterschool care program that is relatively affordable and on-site at the schools, which has been a God-send for me as a working mother. They have a great structure to their program which includes homework, craft and physical activity time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2012

This school has a positive learning environment with excellent teachers. I am so happy that when I moved this was my child's new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Buckley school is amazing teachers are great this is my childs first year as far as right now i love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2009

Teachers are wonderful. My children have loved the school and have grown and learned alot during their experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

Very happy with the school. My boy has learned a lot. Teachers are great, and the school has great school spirit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

Special ed could be better. Seem to avoid PPT so to keep kids out of special ed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

Great Staff and the new PTA is doing some exciting things this year
—Submitted by a parent


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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

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students89%
Female96%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Writing

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students97%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%

Reading

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students85%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 63% 61%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 29%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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250 Vernon St
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 647-3302

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