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Highland Park School

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Posted April 7, 2009

The school states it maintains a serious approach to bullying. Teachers look the other way. After 'addressing' the problem, your child is no better off. Seek outside professional help. Don't rely on the school. Your child will be left to feel responsible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2008

The classes are overcrowded. There are 'temporary' classrooms. Library is to small for a teacher to bring a class in together. Due to space there are few books! Plan on bringing your child to the public library downtown. It lacks computers and other modern teaching equipment. It is a poor facility compared to other elementary schools in Manchester. The site was not meant to be a school - traffic flow of busses and walkers is dangerous. There is supposed to be a renovation (I fear economic times may waylay that). They teach to the CMT and forget about the individual child excelling in areas of natural ability. This is not the way to instill a love of learning in young children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

A very excellent school and i am proud that my daughter and son went there! Also, they might be or already are building an extra part to it!
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students88%
Female80%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 62%
Black 15% 13%
Hispanic 10% 19%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Asian 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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397 Porter St
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 647-3430

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