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Vance School

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Posted May 13, 2008

I have 2 children that go to vance. The school and staff are great but the new principal is not. She runs the school like a corporation. Vance is a wonderful neighborhood school that needs a warm, loving compassionate person to run it. It is sad to see the wonderful warm family atmosphere that was established by the previous principal disappear. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have three kids that go to vance and I had my oldest going there for six years and it was wonderful but now that they have a new principle I really don't like how she running things, they really need to do something about it. but other than that I love that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

My daughter just graduated the 5th grade from this school. Now my youngest daughter will be entering Vance and I am completely confident in this schools ability to educate her. They have great administrators and teachers to guide your child along the way. They have always handled any disciplinary or educational issues in a respectful and professional manner. It is evident to me that the they truly care about the children they educate. I look forward to another six years of doing business with this school and watching my little girl develop socially and educationally.
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Posted December 2, 2006

This school was awesome when my daughter went (1999-2000) and it was a wonderful experience. However with my son attending and a new principle it has really changed. This year is better than last year, teachers make a huge differance. With everything in consideration, I am still fond of Vance and the programs it has to offer.
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Posted January 6, 2005

Vance Village is a wonderful school.I have two boys that attend and they love it.The micro society is especially great.The teachers and staff are all wonderful and parents are free to stop in at anytime.Vance is the best elementary school in New Britain and i am very happy my kids got to be a part of that.
—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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students52%
Female44%
Male57%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students43%
Female52%
Male36%
Black48%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic35%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Writing

All Students59%
Female70%
Male50%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students54%
Female51%
Male58%
Black45%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Reading

All Students50%
Female61%
Male38%
Black40%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students49%
Female69%
Male32%
Black55%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
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 Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Science

All Students61%
Female66%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students68%
Female83%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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 54% 20%
White 25% 61%
Black 18% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 82%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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183 Vance St
New Britain, CT 06052
Phone: (860) 225-8731

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