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Israel Putnam School

Public | K-5 | 538 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

Isreal Putnam has a wonderful special education program and an awesome p.t.o. The staff at this school really care and make their best effort to help parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2014

Security is horrible,5th graders guard the doors,Dr G is never around,moving my daughter to a safer more secure school,where teachers actually teach the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

Teachers are very pro active... Our child is in Kindergarten and the class size is small ( 18 kids). Very secure, and very clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2010

Teachers work hard but don't seem to get much support or supplies. Principal is not usually found during lunch, recess, dismissal, or arrival.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

the teachers are nice,the subjects are cool. I love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2009

I am a former student from this school, and I loved it! I thought it was great, and all the teachers were very nice, and taught me and my classmates well. The students and my friends were awesome, and the curriculem them helped me onto to middle school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 19, 2005

Hello, We are parents of three children that are assisting to Israel Putnam. We love to see our children happy every day when they go to school, and the most important thing when they arrive home the smile is always in their face, they love the school and their teachers, they have fun, they are enthusiastic learners and that it is something that we need to share with the school's staff. Keep doing your job the children love it. Hector and Martha E.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female81%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students65%
Female58%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students64%
Female63%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
White87%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students61%
Female54%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English86%
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 49% 20%
White 31% 61%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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133 Parker Ave
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 237-8493

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