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Marvin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 486 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

I have two girls in Marvin right now....both my girls were lucky enough to go through pre-k at Marvin and are still there today in older grades! We love Marvin and have really found a family there for our children! We love the diversity in a safe setting and a great neighborhood! We are currently Looking for a bigger place to live and although I know they are young and they will adjust staying in the Marvin school district is really a high priority on our list of potential places to live!! Caring loving teachers and excellent academics!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I have 5 children that went through this school and it is a very nice school for children . The teachers are good and its in a good area where your children are safe . The way the teachers teach at this school all of my children so far have been on honor rolls in the schools that they have went onto after and its all due to the learning skills they have gotton at a young age at this school so I think they deserve to win this money I know they will use it to add to new things for the children at the school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Very diverse school with excellent teachers but iffy admin. Too many movies on rain or cold days in lieu of recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

The staff is caring and quite experienced in educating the children!


Posted October 4, 2009

Friendly atmosphere, highly involved teachers, nice variety of family backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I am voting for Marvin Elementary School because the teachers and administrators go above and beyond their jobs to make the most of everyday for each and every child at Marvin! I am so impressed with the dedication of all the staff at Marvin School and each one truly cares about the children and their education! I feel Marvin deserves to win this prize, as they will make the most of each dollar won to better educate the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

My daughter will be entering 3rd grade at Marvin in the 08-09 year. She absolutely loves the school and all of her teachers so far, so much so that she cried at the end of the year. My younger daughter is entering Kindergarten this year and I have no worries about sending her to Marvin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

I have 2 children who both went to Marvin and we have loved it! My youngest is in 5th grade this year and we will really miss the school and the wonderful teachers next year. I can never understand why families in the district chose not to send their kids to Marvin....they are missing out on a great school, administration, faculty, kids, and families. I have always done what I could to volunteer in the school which has helped me to see all the teachers and students during their regular school day. My involvement has also helped my children to get the most out of their years at Marvin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

We have had two children progress through Marvin Elementary School and have had an outstanding experience. Our children are distinctly different learners. One excells at acedamia while the other has learning difficulties. Each has had outstanding teachers all showing great concern and comittment to their development. They take great care to help each student excell and work to create the right environment and programs to match the child's needs. Great teachers, great student diversity, wonderful family atmosphere with a lot of parent involvement, next to Taylor Farm Park & the beach! A real open and informative partnership between parents and teachers. Marvin's strings program and annual art show is also fantastic. Since Marvin was an Accelerated School for many years it really treats each child as gifted and opens its doors to family participation and fun. Marvin was a wonderful beginning to our children's education and we all made lasting friendships!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

I have been a Marvin parent for almost three years now having a child who is completing second grade. I have been impressed overall with the education she is receiving, and especially with the parental involvement in our school. I think that we are unbelievably lucky to have so many dedicated parents who give of themselves, their time, expertise and overall love to make up for the short-falls in the extracurricular actives and items that get excluded due to tighter budgets and more and more demands on our teachers to spend time ticking off items on a list than teaching the fundamentals. I am proud to be a mom who volunteers and works with all the other parents to bring bigger and better things to our children, and I feel the East Norwalk community has done a wonderful job making our school something to be held up as an example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2007

Marvin is to me the best school for young kids,the teachers are really caring, and really love to teach. They send letters home with the progress your child is doing, and most schools don't do that. Keep it up Marvin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2007

I love this school the teachers are very good I have four children in and out of marvin i help out in the class when ever i can usually about one a week ?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

The educational opportunities at Marvin school are minimal at best. Discipline and structure are lax. The over-all quality of instruction is poor. For the at-risk child that needs nurturing, there are caretakers on this campus but the real need of smaller classrooms is not provided. Teachers cannot meet the real needs of the children because of this. This is not a school for any child seeking to advance his academics. I am very disappointed with Marvin School and plan to take my child out ASAP.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
89%
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 Students61%
Female50%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students48%
Female45%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic29%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students58%
Female64%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
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 Students62%
Female63%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic62%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic43%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students63%
Female78%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Reading

All Students47%
Female58%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%

Science

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students60%
Female89%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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
Hispanic 43% 19%
White 39% 62%
Black 14% 13%
Asian 4% 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 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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15 Calf Pasture Beach Rd
Norwalk, CT 06855
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