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Reed Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 | 895 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 13, 2013

I LOVE REED!!!!! I'm a 6th grade student currently at Reed, and I think it's the nicest, cleanest, school in the town! I got nice teachers, I made great friends, I go to fun specials (including learning to play an instument! I picked the trombone), And everyone is so nice! I wish it was more than 2 years. I don't want to go to middle school! :-)


Posted August 10, 2011

reed is a really, REALLY great school. i'm a former student and I cant even describe how much i loved it here. the building is really nice and CLEAN, the teachers are willing to help with things the student needs, it offers a really good education (i learned a lot here), the staff is friendly, and there are a ton of activities and clubs students can participate in. Loved this school!!!


Posted May 23, 2011

What an amazing school!! I am currently a sixth grade student at Reed, and in my two years there, I met friends I'll keep for life and teachers I'll always be thankful that I had. Reed is a very welcoming school and although it's big, it's fun. However, there is drama that goes on there and a lot of kids, so if your children would do better in a private school, I'd send them there. I'm going to a private school next year due to the amount of students in public school, but I must admit that Reed is top notch for what it is. Academically, students tend to do very well, and the school has a ton to offer. The teachers are awesome, the food is great, and the environment is SAFE. I'd recommended this school to anybody, unless their children do better in smaller places. Other than that, it's great! I love you, RIS! <3


Posted April 20, 2009

Outstanding experiences for both of my children, each with different strengths and needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

So far, we are very impressed. We moved to Newtown for the schools, and we have not been dissappointed. Fabulous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

My third child is currently in The Reed School. It is the Best School in Newtown. Bernson/Tischio are the best, most caring teachers. The student involvement in activities is fantastic. Other prinicpals in Newtown should be trying to emmulate this in house model.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

The faculty has been exceptional. Our son is a special needs child and he's been helped considerably this year by his teachers, Mrs. Lane and Mrs. McCabe. Ms. Welton, his counselor has also been instrumental in helping him the last two years. RIS has an excellent music dept, they offer after school activities, and they care about these children. We've been very blessed to have this school for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

My third and last child is going through Reed Intermediate. It is an excellent school and I have been pleased with every teacher. The communication with me has been prompt and I have been included in all aspects of my children's learning. I do not know what the circumstances were from a prior negative review on this school, but can say that one of my children required extra attention and I was very pleased with the help that was given to her from the guidance counselor and teachers involved with helping in her educational development. I highly recommend this school and all of the teachers are professional, friendly and I have been very pleased with the Reed faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

Coming from Trumbull Public Schools 1 year ago, I must say that the 5-6 RIS School is top notch! The teachers are highly educated and work very hard to bring out the best in a child. The prinicpal and vice-principal know my son by name. In today's society it is hard as a child to grow up. However, at Reed the teachers, counselors, vice principal and principal all get involved with positive interactions. Thanks for bringing out the best in my child! Encouragement and confidence he will have when he reaches Middle and High School!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

410 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
n/a
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.

443 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

441 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

448 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
n/a
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students87%
Female87%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students82%
Female80%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Writing

All Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities94%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 62%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Asian 3% 4%
Black 2% 13%
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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Newtown, CT 06470
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