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Gaffney School

Public | PK-5 | 520 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2013

This school isn't well equipped to deal with dissabled AD children succeed. After 4 year of doing well in the ASD program the Administration (Boeard of Ed) and Principal decided to stransfer my son to his Homechool 3 weeks before the end of chool year without proper transition. Knowing that this is detrimental to his learning. Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

My daughter goes to Gaffney and is going into the 4th grade. She transferred from Lincoln at the end of 1st grade. From 2nd Grade till now we really haven't had any problems. Although Gaffney does need major cosmetic work I found that the teachers were much more pleasant and much more informative then the teachers at Lincoln. My daughter is 2 grade levels ahead in reading and was Student of the Month. So I can say Gaffney is a great HOT School!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Mrs Laurie S of pre-school special ed goes above and beyond to give children with special needs the chance they deserve.


Posted February 16, 2009

I Have a child at Gaffney and he was there from Grade K-3, They are just noticing he is having problem learning. He must have special help at school but barely recieves any help. I pray if you have a child with special needs for learning you find a better school because you won't get the resources here, it is so bad that we moved and he is getting all the help he needs at another school in another town. Shame on your school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

its been four years since i left gaffney and i really miss it. the teachers were nice and the whole learning environment was great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

I have two children at this school. i love this school . the principal knows every childs name . every morning he goes around and and says good morning to the students. he is very involved and so are the teachers. i used to live in ny city. and the schools there are not the same not even close. if you live there and put your children in those schools then turn around and put your kids in gaffney you wont have one negative thing to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

My two kids grade four and grade three have been in gaffney school for four years . I love their concerns with children and the care of every teacher and principal. They are very responsible poeple .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

ive had no problems. i think this is a good elem. schoolto send your child to (in new britain.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

I am not pleased with this school, and am currently looking to enroll my child in a different school where the teachers, and admin staff care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 67% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
14%

2009

 
 
53%
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

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
16%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
20%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
26%

2009

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
8%

2009

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
18%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
64%
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 Students21%
Femalen/a
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic13%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%

Reading

All Students22%
Femalen/a
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic13%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%

Writing

All Students23%
Femalen/a
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic11%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%

Writing

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic38%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students16%
Female14%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Reading

All Students16%
Female23%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English17%

Science

All Students14%
Female17%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic8%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English15%

Writing

All Students24%
Female38%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
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
Hispanic 44% 19%
White 38% 62%
Black 12% 13%
Asian 5% 4%
Two or more races 1% 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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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New Britain, CT 06053
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