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Pumpkin Delight School

Public | 3-5 | 392 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2013

This school was stress-free for us. Very warm, professional caring staff. Your child will be known by name and will learn a lot. Beautiful location, some second floor rooms have scenic views of the Sound. PTA is very active and does a lot, you are free to join, but if you don t have time to volunteer, you won t be judged. Teachers are not demanding or pushy, but if you insist on higher standards, they will provide all the help and guidance for you and your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

this is the best school i go there and they have the nicest teachers like Mr.Wikman Mrs.Breanu and everyone else its the best school to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2006

The teachers at PDS are very good,most have over 20 years in teaching.My four kids love going to school,the staff at PDS is exceptional.The principal is new,more of a politician than a school leader. Susan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

'Fantastic school! We currently have a Kindergartener and a 3rd grader, and I couldn't be happier! There is a great deal of parent involvement, and the teachers and staff always welcome us. The teachers always go the extra bit to enhance the kids' education. They really care about each individual. Every effort is also made to accommodate all the kids developmentally - from the most challenged to the gifted. It's a very tight community,We're going to miss it dearly when we relocate to the mid-west. Thanks for 4 great years. -Kim
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Posted September 9, 2004

My three children went through PDS, the teachers are fantastic! The education my children received was wonderful and the compassion and love the teachers gave topped that. My children were well prepared for middle school. I will truly miss PDS.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Writing

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students71%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 77% 61%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Black 7% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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27 Art St
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: (203) 783-3531

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