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Multicultural Magnet School

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Posted March 23, 2014

If you are looking for a school that still grasps the concept that children are individuals, not machines... a place that embraces all children and families regardless of their quirks and differences... and a place that truly exemplifies the adage that education is not merely preparation for life, but life itself, then the Regional Multicultural Magnet School is for you. We have been blown away by the progress of both our children (one of whom requires SPED services) and the opportunities, exposure and experiences provided are unparalleled. RMMS is a truly special place. I feel that everyday I am able to send my children there, it is like giving them a gift. They are so much happier and there is a joy to their school experiences and a wonderful sense of curiosity that has been expertly nurtured. The faculty and staff are true professionals, and the positive, inclusive, proactive energy truly comes from 'the top down,' with an excellent administration and support staff members. RMMS is a true asset to the Connecticut Public School System, and an example of what we're doing RIGHT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

Compared against Public School systems in Stonington, Groton, and New London this school excels beyond expectations for teaching the whole child. Each child is undergoing individual evaluations and given challenges based on their unique learning modes. This school has extra safety nets that no other public school system is willing to spend money on... They pull out children for small, intensive instruction for either or both academics or social behavioral needs. The teachers look out for dips in self esteem and social problems and form ad hoc "clubs" in order to bring together children with similar concerns so that they learn how to deal effectively with difficult situations. This school saved my child's life socially and academically. On the downside there are many, many parents who opted to put their child in this school beause of the myriad and bend-over-backward services they provide for Identified and non-Identified (SpEd) children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school has a wonderful relationship with the community assisting it's students to visit with local seniors in a nursing home setting. The students are well behaved and fun to be around


Posted February 13, 2009

Outstanding school, if you are fortunate enough to get in. Ignore the test scores because this is the average of all the kids that come in- some from really low socioeconomic sending districts. Considering that, the scores are actually very good. Staff focuses on producing thinking, caring students- not test taking as other 'blue ribbon' schools do. This pays big dividends when kids get more complex problems and issues to deal with at higher grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

My 3 children were priviledged to be a part of this wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

What an ideal learning environment for kids! This school is not driven by test scores and text books, but instead teaches kids how to learn, think critically, and be creative. The kids know how to ask questions and work well with peers. The environment fosters respect and responsibility -- it is modeled by adults and is the expected mode of behavior. Also, the facility is only a few years old and is gorgeous! There are laptops for use in classrooms, wireless internet access, and a studio for schoolwide live video broadcasts. Very good music and art program as well as a monthly enrichment program, featuring guest presenters who teach yoga, Chinese brush painting, cooking, and more. There are several clubs for 4th and 5th graders, such as Chorus, Save the Earth Club and LEAD (a student volunteer program). Caring, nurturing teachers in a multicultural learning environment -- my kids love their school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students66%
Female80%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students73%
Female68%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
White97%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%

Writing

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 45% 61%
Hispanic 29% 20%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 10% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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