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Marvin Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 509 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


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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 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
79%
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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic75%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners61%
Proficient in English91%

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students78%
Female84%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English87%
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

Math

All Students90%
Female85%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%

Reading

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
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

Math

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic74%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students90%
Female100%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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
Hispanic 41% 20%
White 37% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 49%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Norwalk, CT 06855
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