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Verplanck School

Public | PK-5 | 358 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2009

I feel bad for the teachers. I wish I could write a good reveiw about this school, but I just can't. They have been below the nation average for the past 2-3 years in math and reading. This year due to the 'no child left behind act' we have been able to our child out of there and move on. I have been in touch with numberous teachers and staff and they all have no answers to the problem other then 'it's the budget' and 'parents don't show interest'. Unfortunately, when the parents don't show interest in there kids education either will the town. It's a shame, parents need stand up and take care of your kids and fight for a good education. your not only effecting your kids but mine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Both my kids attend Verplanck and my oldest has been there from pre-k thru fifth grade. They are involved with Uconn College, Diversity Camps and lots more. It has been a great experience for me as the parent and my kids as the students. Nothing but great faculity members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Vernplank is an ideal school with the kids futures in mind.The principle goes beyond measures to ensure their are enough activities to keep them learning. The teachers demonstrate excellent teaching skills to provide the academics to encourage growth. Verplank is a school of Excellence.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students78%
Female91%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
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 Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students67%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Science

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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
Hispanic 39% 20%
Black 30% 13%
White 16% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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 77%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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126 Olcott St
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: (860) 647-3383

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