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Spencer School

Public | K-5 | 341 students

 

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Posted December 7, 2011

My son is in one of the Kindergarten classes. His teachers give adequate, age appropriate homework. I have constant communication from his teacher as well as the principal. I have also seen a magnificent improvement in his reading and writing skills from pre-kindergarten to halfway through the kindergarten school year. It's quite evident that the teachers and staff are doing well with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

My daughter completed her first year. She along with my husband and self were very pleased. Her 1st grade teacher, Mrs,. Cardinal was wonderful, as was the Principal (Mark Proffitt). Unfortunately for the Spencer community, he took another position for the 2008-09 school year. The kids that go there are great. Wonderful Parent involvement as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

I LOVE working at Spencer. The teachers I work with are SO helpful and friendly, and Mark is an EXCELLENT principal to work for. The climate in our school is wonderful...the kids love coming here, and so do the teachers. I could not ask for a better job =)
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Posted November 2, 2006

This school programs are well on their way. My daughter is in JK and is already learning to read simple words and sentences. Spencer school allows for an abundance of parental involvement. I appreciate the ability to be involved in my childs education and the academic growth.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
45%

2009

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%

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

All Students76%
Female67%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students64%
Female57%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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%
Female58%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students58%
Female52%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students69%
Female74%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students67%
Female59%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students58%
Female55%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students73%
Female68%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 62% 62%
Black 19% 13%
Hispanic 11% 19%
Asian 4% 4%
Two or more races 4% 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 48%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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