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Ross/Woodward School

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Posted October 24, 2013

This school always keeps their enrollment with the most important priority. The only concern I have is that they lack in physical education and giving their kids a more frequent recess.


Posted June 24, 2013

I was the class of 2012! Also, I was the Salutatorian, president of NJHS, and president of the school. It was the best school in my opinion!


Posted January 19, 2012

i love this school my dougther goes there i am from mexico but my dougther was born in new haven ct.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Fabulous school, great teachers, excellent cirruculum, and includes classics and the arts. Fantastics kindergarten and full day Pre-K programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They have excellent curriculum, my grandson goes there, my son went there when it was Betsy Ross Magnet School. It truly is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff take pride in their students achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

The new principal Cheryl Brown is without peer and has turned this school around. She is capable and caring and has utilized and prodded her staff to create an unbelievable positive change. I teach in New Haven but live in the burbs and I can tell you one thing---I would want my kids to go to any school where Ms. Brown is principal.--Graet job--keep doing what you are doing--
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
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 86% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
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 85% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
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 86% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students63%
Female74%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Reading

All Students56%
Female61%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students61%
Female76%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students72%
Female84%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students77%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students89%
Female92%
Male83%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students81%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male81%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Reading

All Students83%
Female76%
Male93%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students80%
Female88%
Male70%
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Science

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 38% 20%
Black 36% 13%
White 22% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 68%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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