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Wesley School

Public | K-5 | 311 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 26, 2013

Wonderful...the teachers are so friendly and the school is very clean/organized. A+ education. Great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

Wesley Elementary has been a pleasant surprise thus far (K-2). It is a nurturing, community-oriented environment. The staff seems to gel well together and they treat students and families with respect. Even after a slight change in "regime", things still seem to be running smoothly and in similar fashion. We feel that our child is safe there and learning above the grade level. The only things that I thought needed improvement (last year) have been changed this year already, with a psych and social worker always being available (rather than part-time, having some days where your child could talk to no one but their own teacher, a principal or a nurse if there is a behavioral/emotional problem) and the transition to the Common Core is better. The PTA used to be a bit stronger, but hopefully things will progress well. We honestly love it. Thank you to the staff and educators at Wesley who make enjoying school possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I had the wonderful opportunity to do my student teaching at Wesley School. The principal is a remarkable leader and the teachers are superb. I would not hesitate to give this school my highest recommendation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2006

This elementary school is a diamond in the city! The principal, a highly dedicated man, is extraordinarily attentive to his students and very in touch with the day to day goings-on of the school. The teachers are outstanding - never hesitating to go above and beyond. My child has flourished in this incredible environment reading above grade level and excelling in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

My Daughter and son go to Wesley. My Daughter started in the second semester of 1st grade and is now in the third grade. My son started kindergarten this year. They both love it. The teachers are wonderful. It is a very friendly place with a great PTA. My daughter went to a Montessori school and when she came to a public school and was tested, she was way behind. The school brought in a special assistant that was able to catch her up before the end of the semister. Now she is at the level she should be or above. Fortunately our son won't have to go through that. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

My daughter is in second grade at Wesley. What a phenominal place! It has a small town, community atmosphere where the teachers know your child and enjoy teaching! My daughter has been loveingly taught and educated by professionals. we are planning to move soon, I hope we can enjoy the same atmosphere in our next town--it will be hard to top.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2005

I went to Wesley school from kindergarten to fourth grade, and hated just about every moment of it. Homework was so easy I did it on the car ride home--about 5 minutes. I went to private school and actually enjoyed doing homework and challenging myself. If you want your child to enjoy their time at school, do NOT send them to this elementary school. I don't know if it's changed at all since I went there, but I doubt it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
100%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%

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

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students62%
Female74%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students59%
Female78%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
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

Math

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students62%
Femalen/a
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Writing

All Students74%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 63% 62%
Black 22% 13%
Hispanic 7% 19%
Asian 5% 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 36%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10 Wesleyan Hills Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
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