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Sound School

Public | 9-12 | 320 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted July 5, 2009

This school is truly amazing in everyway.I love it and plan going here for all 4 years of high school.


Posted May 27, 2009

The Sound School provides a truly unique learning experience for high school students. My daughter attended a private Catholic grammar school, and the main reason we chose The Sound School over more traditional high schools was that the curriculum focused on hands-on learning rather that rote studies. Not all students can excel in a traditional environment, and The Sound School is the perfect fit for students who have a tactile and visual learning style. It is unfortunate that this resource (Great Schools) ranks schools based on standardized test scores. The Sound School is the perfect place for a student who may not excel in a 'standardized' format, but who has talent and success in an alternative environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

The Sound School is the best thing that could have happened to my son s education. When your child wants to go to school every day and can t wait for summer vacation to be over you know they must be doing something right. I m so happy that we found a school that fits him so perfectly. I m a proud Sound School Mom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2007

Sound school in new haven is a great school. My son went from having a 35 in algebra before sound school and now has a 95 average. This is all due to there small classes and there way of teaching. The teachers there are awesome! they are always there to help. Also there teaching techniques have alot of hands projects. This is also great for the kids. It keeps them interested and they are learning while they are having fun. I have nothing but positive things to say about the sound school. My son also feels the same. I thought that leaving all his friends would bother him. Also there all different kind of activities for the kids to get involved. This is also great because not all kids enjoy or can do contact sports. But if they do want to play sports they can play with other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2006

My son attended The Sound School for three years begining with his sophmore year. He quickly found his niche which was sorely missing a previous public schools. The Sound School is quite small and diverse with its faculty, administration, resource, and student body. This enabled my son to feel more relaxed and certainly well accepted by all. The teachers are down to earth, caring and knowledgable in their area of expertise. Especially with regards to helping students find their way academically, vocationally and socially to some extent. For the most part, students work together with one another and have pride in their unique opportunitiy to attend this small, quaint, dedicated vocational high school located on the beautifuly Long Island Sound.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

The Sound School is an outstanding facility for teaching children with alternative needs. It also creates a familia atmosphere for many children in need of additional social support. I would highly recommend this school to another parent.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 Students58%
Female46%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%

Reading

All Students45%
Female62%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Science

All Students55%
Female44%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students66%
Female85%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Connecticut used the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) to test students' skills in reading, writing, science and math in grade 10. The CAPT 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 CAPT 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 71% 62%
Hispanic 21% 19%
Black 7% 13%
Asian 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 45%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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New Haven, CT 06519
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