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Spencer School

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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


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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 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students78%
Female59%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students78%
Female67%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students78%
Female75%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students88%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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 62% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Hispanic 14% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 50%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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207 Westfield St
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 344-0711

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