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Cranbury Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted February 14, 2014

We know of a few bad teachers here but so far my daughters have had good academic experience with both Preschool and Second Grade teachers. Unfortunately, what I find annoying in this school are the very snob parents. Moms, with few exceptions, act like "Real Housewives" but are far from afford being ones. Character Education is as important as CMT results and it is too sad to watch the kids believing that a shallow mentality is acceptable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

As the rating shows, Cranbury Elementary is the best school in all of Norwalk. Thank you to the teachers, staff, and PTO. Keep up the great work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

When we moved to CT, we heard good things about Cranbury. I had two children at Cranbury for the worst year of their academic careers. The teachers were poor, the curriculum was well below what they were used to in prior schools in Illinois. In addition, the Principal lectured in long and bizzare morning diatribes. My sons teacher would quietly have the kids go outside to play until these lectures were finished. In addition, the kids are required to say a 'Pledge of Allegiance to Cranbury' every day in the morning and only allowed to say the 'United States Pledge of Allegiance' a couple of times during the year. Even though the school touts Character Counts' program, my children were profoundly bullied. My sons head was pushed in the toilet, he was excluded and isolated daily in a coordinated manner by these bullys. Despite much discussion with teachers and administration, the school was unwilling to address any of these issues. This was a very tramatic part of my son's life, and this is a terrible school. There are few teachers who are excellent, and for those teachers, I truly am grateful. But for the most part, sending your kids to this school is a mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

Cranbury is like a small town within the city of Norwalk. Cranbury Elementary has all the benefits of a small town school - caring teachers and principal, active parents and strong community, yet it has all the support and services of a city. We could not be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

CARING STAFF & ACTIVE PTO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

The teachers are wonderful! Such pride in the school and the students. Very active PTO. A new playground is currently being built on the school grounds. We are so lucky to have such an impressive school in our neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I love the administration, the teachers and the culture of the school. My 3 children have gone their and the two I have in high school are flourishing. My 5th grader is also doing very well...the environment is friendly, warm and exciting...I love it and so do (did)_ my children!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Really good school and ofcourse my kid is lucky to get the best teacher also.I am really happy to be a part of Cranbury School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

I love this school, the location is awsome. I joined the PTO so I could be more involved with the activities. I think we could use some more parent involvement, but each year we get new parents with the Kindergarteners. The teachers and the staff are wonderful and fair, the Principal is very caring and gets involved with the students and PTO. Each month we have an enrichment event for the whole school, I think this makes all the students feel proud of Cranbury. I do think the playground is a little small and the lunch break is very short. I'm excited to have my youngest start Cranbury soon. Right now I have a 3rd grader at Cranbury and she loves it.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
92%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
86%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%

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

All Students80%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Writing

All Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%

Writing

All Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students73%
Female66%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Writing

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 58% 62%
Hispanic 23% 19%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 5% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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