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Odyssey Community School

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted April 10, 2014

This school has been fantastic for our kids. The high level of education and community values are so superior to regular neighborhood school. I would highly recommend!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Odyssey is the best school. They doing awesome job! It's my first experience with a Charter School and I'm so proud of their job with my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

I have a child with Asthma and severe multiple food allergies. His teachers are not only careful about the food but also his emotional needs when it comes to discussing about food around him.He is happy and we feel he is in safe hands.Not to forget wonderful nurses they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2013

best school ever..my son has been doing great..no bullies, iam in the class room 2 days a week cant say enough great things..truely a swcond ho.e away from home for my child and my self...i hope they never change :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

Ability grouping of students ?. Some serious safety concerns have come up ! Including but limited to an ambulance being called. Academic and Behavior issues within the classroom not addressed seriously or effectivly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

My daughter has been going here since the beginning of Kindergarden. I disagree that there is no parent involvement. Parets come in all the time and help with the programs. They should make it mandatory that if a parent does not help out the child can not attend. My daughter has improved so much with the teachers help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

yayyy so excited after last nights lottery..my son was won..!!!! yay cant wait to start his future at ocs next year.. thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

This school is the best school and they were 3rd for the CMT result
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

This school is HORRIBLE!! The behavior is unacceptable. This school did not help my child. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2004

I have had 3 children at this school. One of my kids graduated this past June. Because of the small class size teachers are able to communicate better with the students. When my oldest child was in middle school Odyssey wasn't around. What a diference the student is held more responsible for their class work. The 5th and 6th graders are to have their planners signed by their parent and the teachers check the planner. The school is very involved with the students and familys through many activities. A couple of years back a family went through a very tough time and the school was able to help out the family in various ways I can't say enough about this school other than it's great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

I have two children at this school and I feel it was a great alternative to the public school system in our town ,the class size is wonerful for your child if they need extra help and every teacher knows your child name . We may not have the highest test scores but what we do have you'll never find in public school that is a sense of pride ,the children here at ocs always go one step further,with the community outreach programs or as a peer mediator.I feel my children have excelled far greater here at ocs than any other school. The teachers are great with the childern and they all respect each other, and with that the staff works harder and so do the kids
—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 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students70%
Female85%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students54%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students63%
Female60%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students50%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students79%
Female85%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students49%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students71%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students68%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 45% 62%
Hispanic 24% 19%
Black 19% 13%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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579 West Middle Turnpike
Manchester, CT 06040
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