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Lawrence School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Lawrence School is one of the best friendly school, anybody in there will never feel like new, everybody answers you with a good big smile. They have so many encouraging and fun activities for the students. They give a strong basement for every student for them to be strong in everything. Apart from studies they gym is the fun part, every student in there love the gym time. Also as a parent I feel happy to be a part of the school, I have been able to share in my opinions & ideas. Every interested parent are given opportunity to volunteer their part . Have always felt as the best elementary school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

My son and I cried together because he had to transfer out of this school. Th principal, Ms. M***i, and her dedicated staff have provided a wonderful experiece for my son, and our entire family. This level of dedication is observed by every employee in the building. I have witnessed the custodian encouraging my son to practice good citizenship. The cafeteria workers know the kids by name, and know what my child will not eat. Even the YMCA-run Kids Korner before and after care program is exceptional at this site. *A special note deserves to be written for Ms. G*****s, the 1st grade teacher who blew my son's mind with her knowledge of the worl. She changed his perspective on learning and life in a way that will be with him forever. This school is GROSSLY underrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2011

This school is under rated. The school has welcoming and caring astompere, just like a big family. Principal Mrs. Macri is very nice and dedicated. Kids love her. Teachers are excellent, eg Mrs. Landell and Mrs. Weitz, they are willing to go to extra miles to teach my boy according to his individual potentials... Overall, the principle and teachers in this school are top-notch!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

Lawrence is an great school but has room for improvement. Overall, the teachers are great and love the principal. She is passionate and knows every kid by name. I also recommend the on-site before and after school program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

It is best rated public school in middletown. The Test Scores are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Ithink Lawrence School is a very good school. The principle is very nice she is also very involved with the students. The school also has good mixture of various cultures. GO LAWRENCE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

The variety of school programs provided at Lawrence School is fantastic. The principle has been assertive in making this elementary school a role model for other schools to follow from the grant programs, to the pilot program for the foreign language program. I'm pround to have my children attend Lawrence School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

The principal of this school is one of the most involved and pasionate principals I have ever met...it's amazing how he makes it a point to know all his students and parents by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

Lawrence is run by a man who thinks the parents are stupid and the only way to disipline a child is to scream at them. He does not like parents in the school because once they see what actually goes on in there he inevitably ends up with a complaint. The true class size is 22-26 students per class in 4 years I have never seen less!
—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 83% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Writing

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students79%
Female87%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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
White 50% 61%
Black 18% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 4%
Hispanic 12% 20%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 27%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 632-2158

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