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Worthington Hooker School

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Posted January 26, 2010

Our son transferred to WH from another school and we couldn't be happier. Amazing faculty, great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2008

This school is really great and is the best in the area by far. Most of the children are part of the Yale community and the parents are obviously very interested in the education of their children. The teachers are great and the ESL program is superb. This is important to incorporate all the brainy children who arrive with their parents at Yale for postdoc's etc. The infrastructure is brand new as both K-2 and 3-8 schools have just been built. Note: it is really hard to get into after kindergarten so show up on the first day of registration. I was there at 4am and there was already a line for Worthington Hooker!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

Very impressive academics, international student body, strong curriculum and good teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Worthington Hooker is a great school. I have been here since kindergarten and now I'm in the eighgth grade and I love it. The classes are small so the students know all the teachers and they know all the students too. Everyone is so friendly here and we have great classes. Seriously, these teachers know what they are doing. The school is also involved in alot of programs with Yale and Uconn. Parents are very involved in this school. In fact, most of the parents see their child's teacher every week to see how they are doing. The school doesn't have any sports teams but we have math and science clubs, a literary magazine, we put on a musical every year and we have a group called global ed. that teaches kids about other countries. And the classes here are the best. This is the best school in the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2005

This is a small public school with international children whose parents are often attending or teaching at Yale. The arts and ethnic diversity is emphasized. Teachers are especially generous and thoughtful to the students. The unfortunately are cursed to deal with Bush's 'no child left behind' (meaning lots of testing) But they do their best to make room for drama & art. Their special education support has been very good for our daughter. My only complaint is the homework, but I don't believe homework in elementary school is that useful.
—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 67% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
100%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students88%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Writing

All Students88%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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%
Female85%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students72%
Female90%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students90%
Femalen/a
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Writing

All Students80%
Female95%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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%
Female96%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Reading

All Students93%
Female92%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students88%
Female88%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 53% 62%
Asian 23% 4%
Black 19% 13%
Hispanic 5% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Phone: (203) 946-8654

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