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Regional Multicultural Magnet School

Public | K-5 | 545 students

 

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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.

About these ratings

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 67% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
87%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
95%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students61%
Female76%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic59%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%

Writing

All Students65%
Female80%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic54%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
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 Students74%
Female63%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Reading

All Students71%
Female65%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Science

All Students68%
Female57%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%

Writing

All Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 45% 62%
Hispanic 29% 19%
Black 10% 13%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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