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Nathan Hale School

Public | PK-8

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2012

My childs last school was rated 9 out of 10, Nathan Hale is 5 out of 10, this year has almost been all review of material she learned last year. The enrollment process is ridiculous. Even though you live right next to the school doesn t mean your child can go there. If your child does not get into the early pre k school then their chances of getting into the local Kindergarten are slight. The response given if your kid does not get in is don t worry it always works out. How does it work out? Your kid goes to one of the 2 out of 10 rated New Haven school or you shell out a lot of money to send them to private school. There are many programs that are only available to a few children but don t worry we will but you on a waiting list. New Haven is the worst school district we have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

My husband and i attended nathan hale. Our children are currently attending nathan hale. I hope that the future allows my grand children to attend nathan hale. Is there better out there, maybe however, i see no need to search when your completely satisfied. One negative thing though, i can't spell at home anymore, they taught my baby how to read.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2008

My son is going into 2nd grade at Nathan Hale and I could not be more pleased with the school. Every teacher and teachers aide that he has had have been absolultely wonderful! Last year they did receive a new principal and I wasn't thrilled (because the last one was excellent), but the new principal is keeping up with the high standards of the school. You just can't ask for anything better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I am a parent of two 3rd graders, and not only do we love the school, but my children have shown significant progress since I first transferred them at the beginning of 2nd grade. My children have gone from okay to honors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

We have 2 children at Nathan Hale 1st & 8th grade.I am a PTO board member and we love our school. Excellent teachers,para's,advisors,admin. Staff etc.. The school has blossomed over the last few years. We have seen two administrations, going into a third , and each change has brought more positive programs and ideas. The strength of Nathan Hale and it's community keeps growing. Academically I have seen many positive changes and advances. Faulty programs have always been addressed and replaced. I would love to see more extracurriculars there are not nearly enough. An afterschool day care program is a huge need for working parents, which there are many of. Last year we more than doubled parent involvement and hope to double that again this year.I love Nathan Hale and hope to see it continue on such a positive road.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Great school, very involved within the community and with getting community leaders to donate their time. Also very welcoming of parents and suggestiions.A nurturing environment. I never worry about unsafe influences on my 1st grader.I just wish they had more recreation or recess more often.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

This is one of the best schools in New Haven. Wonderful and caring teachers, a principal who is always there for students and parents. We are sad this is our last year at Nathan Hale. All schools should be modeled after this school. There are fantastic extracurricular programs and many programs in place that are outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I'm not a parent but a alum. i went to nathan hale for 9 years and i loved the school. from 6th to 8th grade i received impressive grades and honors. the teachers there were amaazin it it really seemed like they care about the students as more than just another group of students. the school helped me get into a good college prep high school which helps me for college. i ow alot to nathan hale and some of my best years were while i was at the school and some of my closest friends back then ill never forget. nathan hale was like a second home and high school which im at doesnt compare to my experiences at nathan hale.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2004

We love Nathan Hale Schl. The teachers and administration are wonderful! They have been very supportive of my children and have recognized and rewarded their stengths, and realize their challenges. Our teachers have given me wonderful feedback on my childrens progress. They have recognizedvmy children has CHILDREN, not just their students. Nathan Hale has offered my children wonderful programs, TAG, DRAMA, and a variety of after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

Newly remodeled school with all the latest technology available, handicap accessible. The staff is friendly teachers, office, custodians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2003

i've had things happen on the bus MANY times to one on my kids, this was never addressed by principal, even though i went directly to her! last year the bus system was just a real mess, kids on wrong buses, missed stops, etc... They do not address problems with their drivers, and the school doesn't either!
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

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 85% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 86% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

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 Students85%
Female91%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students73%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students76%
Female91%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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%
Female71%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Writing

All Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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%
Female69%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students74%
Female65%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students87%
Female84%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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 Students85%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%

Writing

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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 Students92%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Reading

All Students96%
Femalen/a
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%

Writing

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students88%
Female82%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students94%
Female92%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%

Writing

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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
White 55% 61%
Hispanic 30% 20%
Black 12% 13%
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 60%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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480 Townsend Ave
New Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 946-8669

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