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Christopher Columbus Academy

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Posted October 9, 2013

Overall its not a bad school but isn't great either. I dislike that some students get treated differently then others when everyone should be treated fairly. I also dislike how much drama occurs between students. Teachers try there best to resolve problems but shaking there hand and saying sorry is NOT going to work, That's not resolving the problem at all. The lunches i think should have a wider variety of foods. I dont think its fair to have only a certain amount of sandwhiches so only first come first serve get them. Some teachers keep kids in more time and when the students go down to eat and the foods not good they end up not eating. Some teachers will often yell at the students quite often. I do like that they take a third language though! It opens great opportunitoes with high schools and colleges. I also like the special classes such as music,band,gym,art,photography,ect. Great teachers that teach while having fun. Computer lab is excellent! Nice clean hallways and overall whole school pretty much spotless. Lunch ladies are very nice! It's also great how they let some grades outside during lunch for fresh air. This school also offers great communication towards parents.


Posted September 11, 2013

I am a first grade Spanish teacher At Columbus Family Academy and also a proud parent of a third grade student attending our school. At Columbus, we truly believe that all students should have the opportunity to become great contributors to society. But first, students need to learn to believe in themselves and what they are capable of. Our students, teachers, staff support and administrators believe in taking pride in where we come from, who we are, and where we are going to. All our students receive quality education in two languages, because we understand the benefits of developing bilingual brains. We do this by encouraging students to be learn through discovery. In our school, students and parents have a voice. They participate in decision making, and are proud of it. My daughter and I Love Columbus School.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 22, 2013

I have been impressed with the learning environment and culture that the administration and staff of Columbus have created. Whenever I visit, the hallways are quiet, classrooms orderly. The Principal is well-respected by the teachers, staff, and parents. There is an active PTO. My Kindergartener gets a lot of homework--my wife thinks too much--but I have been impressed with the improvement he has made in his reading and math skills. I am also very excited about the dual-language learning program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

I am a parent, i start as a volunteer know i work as a part-time tutor, and i i see parents are involvement, the teachers do good activities with are children they do their best i have 2 kids one in second grade, and one on third grade and am happy what their are learning and most thing i like about columbus is that we have dual language programs are children are learnin a second language. And Dr. Benitez i think she is the best she is a really leader she is always checking the classrooms to see everybody is working together. Am happy with the staff at columbus.....Thank you for your support with are children because theyh are our future. Ms. Rivas
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

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 85% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students67%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Writing

All Students40%
Female43%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students73%
Female86%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English76%
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 Students63%
Female52%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students82%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students67%
Female62%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Writing

All Students76%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
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 Students68%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students41%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 Students89%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students66%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 92% 20%
Black 5% 13%
White 2% 61%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 76%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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