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Salem School

Public | K-4 | 231 students

 

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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 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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
88%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
93%
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%
Female82%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students44%
Female46%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students51%
Female68%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
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 Students51%
Female43%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students49%
Female43%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 59% 62%
Hispanic 23% 19%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
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 52%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Naugatuck, CT 06770
Phone: (203) 720-5242

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