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MacDonough School

Public | K-5 | 248 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2011

A truly excellent school. My son is in kindergarten at Macdonough. The teachers are excellent, the staff is so warm and welcoming, the principal is amazing-- he really knows every kid's name. The other kids are fun and well-mannered. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I have two children who attend this school. A second grader and a fifth grader. I am very pleased with the teachers and the staff members who help daily in making a difference in my childs life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2007

The parents are not involved enough. The art program is very good.
—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.

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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 67% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
97%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
89%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
71%

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 Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%

Reading

All Students39%
Female50%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%

Writing

All Students45%
Female60%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Reading

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male59%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students38%
Female35%
Male41%
Black14%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%

Writing

All Students70%
Female77%
Male59%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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
Black 32% 13%
Hispanic 31% 19%
White 31% 62%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
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 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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