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Gaffney School

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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.

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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 83% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
28%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students33%
Female27%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%

Reading

All Students25%
Female30%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%

Writing

All Students33%
Female41%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
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 Students49%
Female30%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%

Reading

All Students44%
Female50%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students57%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
White55%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Reading

All Students53%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Science

All Students51%
Femalen/a
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Writing

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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
Hispanic 45% 20%
White 38% 61%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 72%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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322 Slater Rd
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 225-6247

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