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Salem School

Public | K-4 | 229 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2014

The oldest comment on this list can't be further from the truth. I have had one child go through this school several years ago, and currently have another child in this school. While it is indeed an old building, the staff of this school could not possibly be more supportive of their students, or more caring. The teachers go well above and beyond their responsibilities with clubs like "Book Talk", etc. The principal takes ALL concerns very seriously, and I could not be more pleased with her. My older son had some social adjustment difficulties when he was younger, and he received all of the assistance necessary to become a well adjusted young man, who was a high honors student athlete throughout middle school and high school. I directly attribute his success to the principal and staff of Sale3m School. My child who is currently in Salem is given many challenges beyond the classroom, in order to help develop his individual talents. Great school.


Posted November 28, 2007

I love the teachers at this school! They are pleasant and go the extra mile for their students. I have concerns about the helpers at the school (the paraprofessionals) as I personally have heard them speak down to some of the children on numerous occassions. Now I am not saying all these kids were perfect but I personally wouldn't speak to an adult the way they speaks to kids. I love the school, teacher, and principal. I just wish the paraprofessionals had a little more patience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

I just read the review of Salem School, and other than the description of the building, I would have thought it was another school in another town. We intentionally bought our home in the Salem School district, and have not regretted our decision once. We have received appropriate personal guidance on education and medical issues that have faced our children. I have found the atmosphere to be warm and welcoming. I have been invited to help out numerous times, all with happy results. My children look forward to their day there and I always enjoy the dinner conversations we have about what they did and what they learned that day. I am happy and pleased with their educational achievements over the years. Keep in mind, my children are not perfect, and have had to be disciplined at times, but it has always been deserved and suitable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

I tend to disagree with the last comment posted. For the years I have known not only the school (which I feel I know better than most others) I find that the school is a wonderful place for the children, with a staff that truly cares about the well being, happiness and education of them. As for the principal, I have a high admiration for the manner that she manages the school and her deep caring for each and every student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2006

Salem School is a cute little brick building small town school, on the outside. On the inside, the principal doesn't take parental comments serious, teachers screaming throughout the hallways, lunch room is set up military style, and they have too many kids per teacher/classroom. My kids have attended this school for 3 years and I am very unhappy with it. But when we approached the principal with our concerns, she played dumb and then didn't take us serious.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
79%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students63%
Female74%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Writing

All Students83%
Female93%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students67%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students78%
Female95%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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%
Hispanic 23% 20%
Black 7% 13%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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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Naugatuck, CT 06770
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