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Jefferson School

Public | K-5 | 473 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

Very sad how the school is now, teachers are amazing here! But The principle is horrible! I've attended the school as a child, and had nephews and nieces attend the school also and never dealt with a principle like ms hill! I do not recommend this school to anyone's child anymore! She is out Of control, we need the superintendent to supervise her in the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Both of my kids have received quality education at Jefferson. Every teacher is caring and goes above and beyond for the students. The principal knows every student by name and takes a personal interest in their education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Jefferson has provided my child with a great learning environment. Now only are the staff welcoming but the principle is amazing! She knows every child by name and values education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

One of the best elementary schools in New Britain. Principal Sarra knows every student and takes a personal interest in their overall growth. The staff goes above and beyond for their students. Very happy my son is part of the Jefferson family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2009

I'm extremely over joyed that my kids attended this school. All three of my girls have learn academically and taken interest in there education.
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Posted May 26, 2009

Jefferson's staff is wonderful, my child is excelling here! Not only is she given many opportunties to grow academically they focus on personal relationships between the kids. They will be growing into amazing individuals! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to these kids !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

Wonderful school- caring principal and staff. Jefferson has wonderful after school programs and is benefitted by the Family Rescource Center and a branch of the Public Library.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White70%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%

Reading

All Students48%
Female50%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students69%
Female82%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students72%
Female84%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students61%
Female53%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students73%
Female66%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Science

All Students64%
Female57%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students76%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 20%
White 36% 61%
Black 10% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 4%
Two or more races 2% 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 80%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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140 Horse Plain Rd
New Britain, CT 06053
Phone: (860) 223-8007

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