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Farm Hill School

Public | K-5 | 371 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2007

Farm hill has an amazing community. We have high standards, great programs, and we are a vanguard school winner as well as principal of the year winner for 2006-07. You will find this the best elementary school middletown has to offer. Culture is rich and diverse as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

Our principal is awesome! She was one of 3 finalists for National Principal of the Year Award this year. She considers the children at our school as 'her kids'. She is always available to parents. We have a multicultural school. We have an active PTA but it does seem to be the same parents who are involved in most activities although many others will help out in other ways. Many teachers welcome parent helpers in their classes, especially the primary grades. Most of the teachers are committed and enthusiastic. Too much focus on CMTs (ie teaching for the test), although it pays off in test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
51%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
98%
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%
Female82%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students56%
Female59%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students62%
Female82%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students68%
Female85%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
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

Math

All Students53%
Female38%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students59%
Female66%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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 50% 62%
Black 23% 13%
Hispanic 20% 19%
Asian 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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390 Ridge Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346-1225

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