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Davis 21st Century Magnet Elementary School

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Posted August 31, 2011

As the parent of an incoming Davis St. kindergartener, I'm horribly disappointed in this school. Yes, we've had a hurricane, but NO effort was made AT ALL over the summer to acclimate kindergartners to the school. There were NO teacher meet and greets, no letter of welcome from the teacher, no letters to parents about curriculum or expectations. I do not even know who my child's teacher is. In my opinion, this is poor organization and shows a complete lack of disrespect & concern for students and parents. No one answers the phone in the summer. So my questions will have to wait for tomorrow evening at our "outdoor orientation." WAy to show new students their classrooms, their cubbies, show them what they may expect the following morning when they are dropped off at school for the first time. Also, I have no clue if there is a before and/or after school program, so I have no way of knowing if I can pick my son up when I normally leave work, or if I need to leave early. NO clue. Guess I'll find out last minute by someone who will surely act annoyed to have to speak with me--but that's how Davis rolls. ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I love my daughter's teacher! Just started this school but so far I am happy! Violin lessons and Chinese are a plus!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I love the academic program and the entire staff. The school is based and geared at celebrating diversity and the arts. The students learn two languages, noth Chinese and spanish. Their is an international day celebration annually that is a lesson/ introduction to various nation's cultures: food, garb, geography, language, and much more. The staff, teachers, and principal are all equally assecible and involved. They have after school science, music/band, and drama class. They have internal academic support and advancement options for all learners: an integrated academic program!Their is a diverse student population. The greatest negative aspect is that as a public, inner city school; one faces the harsh reality of financial strains and demographics. the money available in participating with this essay could be used in a myriad of basic needs and advances in technology.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

its the best school ever. great teachers and a strong pta
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

The teachers and staff are dedicated professionals who have an instilled a love of learning in my children. Their enrichment programming is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Davis Street Magnet School is full of an amazing group of students and staff. The amount of talent and dedication by both groups in this school is wonderful to see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Davis Street Interdistrict Magnet School has some excellent teachers, administrators, students and families all working for the best for the school family/school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I am happy with the choice I have made sending my children to Davis. The teachers are wonderful and I am hoping parent involvement with grow after the school is renovated in the next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

Most teachers are very much in-touch with the kids needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

The academic program at Davis Street is excellent. The teachers are very involved. The school offer great programs and ability for the students to learn. The school environment is about leadership, respect and learning. The band is excellent and gets requests to perform all over the city. Their Before and After school program gives the student added opportunities to learn other areas than academics such as sewing, ballet, sports)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

The quality of leadership and teaching in this school is very good.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
78%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students84%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Malen/a
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students88%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black81%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students84%
Female96%
Male74%
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students91%
Female96%
Male87%
Black84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Black72%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black87%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male72%
Black77%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Reading

All Students64%
Female81%
Male50%
Black63%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students85%
Female96%
Male76%
Black91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students80%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black80%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students78%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
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%
Femalen/a
Male76%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students83%
Femalen/a
Male86%
Black83%
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 Students59%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Black56%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students77%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 61% 13%
White 23% 61%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 73%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 946-8660

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