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John Pettibone School

Public | PK-3 | 435 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Although we are pretty new to the JPS family, I can't say enough good things about the school. The staff is fantastic! They know each kid by their name. Its a family atmosphere and I feel great knowing that my child is in such good hands during the school day. I have met some amazing teachers & staff, as well as and some amazing parents, and have made many friends just like my child. This school is in a great location! Although this school has been around for quite some time, it is in great shape! It doesn't feel like an older school. When at an event or in the school, you get a great feeling and you can see that the kids that go here are happy! Would love to see this school get some additional funds. How about updating the computer lab or even adding another one to get more computer time for the kids? How about a science lab/room? How about upgrading the playground equipment?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

I have two children at John Pettibone School and can say there are both very good teachers and very poor teachers. One of my children has had the great fortune to have smart, energetic, and passionate teachers. Unfortunately, my other children has had one of the worst first grade teachers. She forgets all the time, is late for to get kids to lunch and specials, takes recess away from all when one child is bad, does not provide timely communications, and as my child states "yells all the time". My advice,request monthly conferences with teachers, listen and ask your kids questions, and do not be afraid to be your child's advocate. Do not let the principal make decisions based on a power play verse what you know is best for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

Probably no longer relevant, but I attended this school about 58 years ago and I still cherish the memories. There, I call starting each day reciting The Lords Prayer, pledging allegiance to the flag and singing the national anthem every morning before class. Thus, I learned about the importance of religion and the love of country and my fellow Americans. I learned to play and work with others and how to socialize which was important as I was an "only child" living with no other children around me where we lived in the country north of town. To me John Pettibone School was the benchmark that I judged all other learning experiences by; few matched my Pettibone experience. To me, John Pettibone will always be the most important and best school I ever attended; it set me up for life.


Posted August 31, 2010

Both my sons went to school here. They enjoyed it. The school is old and could be cleaner, but the children have a great time there. My younger one should've been tested a bit sooner for learning issues. I had to fight to get it done. You need to speak up and fight for what you want, then your children will do fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

My son is currently in 2nd grade at JPS. I have been extremely impressed with all of his teachers thus far, (K-2). All three have been enthusiastic, caring and committed. The class sizes are a bit large to provide the individual attention that some students need and four ESL students in a class of 20 (20%) provide some real challenges. Overall, however, I am extremely pleased with the education my son is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

My daughter is in 3rd Grade and I am very happy with the Teachers and overall school services. I feel the school offers personalized education where needed. My daughter has done very well here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

Our son went to JPS from Excel to 1st Grade. We were very disappointed with the faculty, especially the principle. The services available to children with special needs, is very little. And the discipline is more suitable for teenagers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I am a substitute teacher in New Milford. I am impressed with the facility, staff, and academic program. As a local news reporter I would rate the school 3 out of 3.
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Posted July 26, 2004

My son is starting 3rd grade in 2004. His 2nd grade teacher was fabulous and worked on his strengths and weak areas. His 1st grade teacher also took very good care of him.
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Posted August 26, 2003

my daughter is now starting the 3rd grade - the teachers have been most helpful with spotting her weak subjects and providing the extra attention that is needed to help her. they have kept me informed of her progress and what i can do to help.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
80%

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

All Students88%
Female84%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 79% 61%
Hispanic 13% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 13%
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 21%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2 Pickett District Rd
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 354-3218

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