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Roger Sherman School

Public | PK-5 | 524 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2008

My Son Attends Roger Sherman School and I find it to be an Exceptional and Nurturing Environment. When I moved to Meriden, it was with some trepidation, but I have been more than pleasantly surprised. My Thanks and Respect to the Teachers and Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

The teachers and staff at Roger Sherman are wonderful. They really care about the children. It is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

what a wonderful place to send my chidren!it feels more like a community coming together to educate the children rather than a place that you ship your kids off to everyday to get their daily dose of the three r's.I grew up in a wealthy town so was nervous to send my kids to school in a more economically challenged,but I honestly could not have hoped for a better school,better teachers,or a better principal.The rest of the staff-including the cafeteria staff the nurse the custodians and the office staff are also outstanding!I count myself as one lucky mother to be able to send my kids to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

I have two children enrolled at Roger Sherman. My experience has been a positive one. I have a child who excells in every aspect of academics and one who loves school however,things do not come quite as easy. Roger Sherman's staff is always on top of everything. They recognize what each child needs for a positive outcome. The committment the staff shows daily is encouraging and I am pleased with my childrens performance and academic achievement. Carol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Roger Sherman is the best it helps your child interact with others and the teachers are reaLLY sweet.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2004

A school with incredible, knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated staff! The average REAL class size is 23 to 28 students. This school will be a inclusion school fall of '04.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
68%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
32%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
84%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Reading

All Students29%
Female30%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%

Writing

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic49%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Writing

All Students46%
Female67%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
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 Students53%
Female47%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Science

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Writing

All Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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
Hispanic 57% 19%
White 26% 62%
Black 12% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 77%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 238-1286

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