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Edgewood School

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4 stars

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Posted October 8, 2013

Our daughter recently started kindergarten at Edgewood and we have been very happy with how it's going. There are two kindergarten classes and both teachers are excellent. Parents are very involved and the school is truly a community school. We considered several options for our daughter, including one of the many private schools in the area, but we chose Edgewood (and were able to get in through the lottery, with preference since we live in the neighborhood) because it seemed like a place that our daughter could 1) learn and play in balance, 2) grow with children in the neighborhood - truly feel like she's part of a community and a village, and 3) go to school in a diverse environment reflective of the real world, which would prepare her for living as a citizen of the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

Let me start by saying that recently, there was a change in leadership at Edgewood. This change was met with optimism, at first. I returned a year later to find that Project Pride, the Eighth Grade gym program, had been discontinued, despite teaching about good ideals such as teamwork, and huge success on the overnight trip to Camp Cedarcrest, to name one. As for the new administrators themselves, they'd added the referral system, which took trips for every referral. I am not exaggerating when I say that the administrators went trigger happy with this system. For example, a friend of mine exhaled, and received punishment. She inquired if she should stop breathing, and got another referral. When she told us, she got a third. One of the administrators overheard HALF of a conversation, and the students participating received referrals. A more notable incident: an Islamic student took major prejudice from a self proclaimed priest substituting for a teacher, and when the student got in trouble, the sub called in an administrator, and the student got a referral. I'm saying that Edgewood was a great school under the old principal, but is now a sinking ship of a school, at this point.


Posted May 4, 2011

Great School! We are blessed to have our children attend Edgewood. Great teachers, staff, and most of all GREAT principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

We have been very impressed with Edgewood School. We had concerns coming from a small private school, but Edgewood has got to be one of the district's (if not state's) best-kept secrets. The teachers go above and beyond, the parent involvement is strong without feeling exclusive, and the leadership seems experienced and capable. Other highlights include the art program (the kindergarteners replicated Matisse, for example!), the music/band program, and the volunteer-run elective enrichment offered to the 7th-8th graders. The free breakfast and lunch - provided to every child - with whole grain breads and low sugar cereals and local produce, also stands out. Okay, no school is perfect - no child, class or teacher is either. But Edgewood's a wonderful example of a school that is soundly beating the odds in New Haven.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Edgewood is a very high quality school. I care about my daughter's education, and I'm glad she's going to Edgewood. The parental involvement provides students AND parents with a wonderful way to be included, involved, and social. Students can participate in the school play, the school garden run by parents, one of a great many afterschool programs and classes run by parents, jazz band, Soccer, and so many other avenues of participation. Parents can volunteer to help with many of the aforementioned programs (there's also a great many social events that take place that are usually planned by parents). And every other Friday morning, there's even Cafe' Edgewood, where students and parents play music while parents and staff socialize. One concept that has always struck me is the admin and teachers really care about the students and the Principal provides good leadership and is responsive to parental concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

School plays, chorus, band, soccer, great staff and lots of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Lots of community-building events; strong arts program! And the school play is fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teaching staff and exciting programs/activities, i.e. Cafe Edgewood! Good PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

This school is fun and provides a very good education for not only students but parents as well. The parents can come to school and participate in everything from the PTA to the school play to just spending a day in their child's classroom. The education standards set by teachers are very high and they encourage their students to think outside the box and in new ways. The kids welcome new classmates but retain bonds with other aquantances they have known since kindergarden. The school has a wide range of activities in and outside of school, including:chorus, drama, band, music, dance, gym, art, math, and much more. Edgewood is also very fun for students because they attend trips, listen to speakers, have a monthly meeting where they display what they have been learning, and create projects that relate to their studies in a creative way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2007

This is a fine example of a city school with a highly diverse student body. The staff are wonderful, providing a supportive, nurturing atmosphere and setting high standards. Parent involvement is very high; there are many events, a great school play. The principal is responsive and attentive. Take care to enter the lottery in time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Edgewood is a good and safe enviroment the teachers are nice and the school offers alot like after school programs and it is a hot school and a school of arts and Mr. Clough the 6,7,8 math teacher is a great teacher and Mr.Brooks is a nice teacher and Mr.k is an excellent science teacher along with ms.harkins and ms.malafronte these are teachers for 7-8 graders.
—Submitted by a student


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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

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
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

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male64%
Black59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students53%
Female52%
Male54%
Black42%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students69%
Female81%
Male59%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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%
Female76%
Male81%
Black69%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male64%
Black57%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Writing

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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 Students82%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black70%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black74%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Science

All Students78%
Femalen/a
Male81%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students98%
Femalen/a
Male97%
Black96%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male55%
Black71%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Reading

All Students82%
Femalen/a
Male70%
Black79%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students62%
Female81%
Male46%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Black84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black90%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students89%
Female93%
Male83%
Black84%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students84%
Female96%
Male70%
Black75%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students91%
Female82%
Male100%
Black85%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students65%
Female60%
Male71%
Black50%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Writing

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Black78%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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 53% 13%
White 30% 61%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 72%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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737 Edgewood Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone: (203) 946-8611

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