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Holmes School

Public | K-5 | 411 students

 

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Posted September 24, 2010

I think this is one of the better schools in New Britain. The principle is a great leader, he cares about his students and is doing a lot to motivate them and challenge them to succeed. He really is "hands on" principle and great educator. There is many good teachers that go the extra mile to help our kids, but there is also some teachers that only do the minimum, nothing extra - but I guess those types are everywhere. (In my opinion teachers should be evaluated on their performance, how they teach and how they approach the kids). The True Teachers will do everything for their students to succeed, even stay after hours for free (I knew some of those teacher when I was in school). But overall I like the way the principle leads his school, He is a strong principal and an excellent leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

This School seems organized at first but when I went to numerous meetings concerning my son, needing special services. There staff did not stick the original plan. First day of school, my son was basically rejected by his original teacher, who assured me that the best thing for him was to be left back and left under her care in her class. If the parent is willing to do what it takes for their childs education, then the Teacher should not make empty promises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

This school has a wonderful staff of teachers. I think the fourth and fifth grade classes are some of the best in the entire district, and I should know as I have been in all of the elementary schools in the district. The staff is willing to lend support to a visiting teacher. The principal seems genuinely concerned about the success of his students. While, I think, early on when mainstreaming special education students was a new thing, it might have appeared chaotic, but now that everybody has settled into the idea of the mainstreaming issue, I think it has become better organized. I think this is a very well run school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 6, 2004

This school is very unorganized in regards to their special educational classes. Needs major improvement in providing a better curriculum for students in Special education.
—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 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black65%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
White68%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students76%
Female83%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students54%
Female48%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%

Writing

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students60%
Femalen/a
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Science

All Students57%
Female61%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students58%
Female70%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 48% 20%
White 32% 61%
Black 15% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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 70%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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New Britain, CT 06053
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