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Naramake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 463 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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Posted April 1, 2014

This review is for the FRC Preschool which used to be housed in the Naramake Elementary School and is now in the Norwalk High School. The program used to set the standard for all that was great in early childhood education. The two head teachers there (who both left at the same time in 2012) were professional and ran great classrooms. Unfortunately after their departure coupled with a new administration the program declined in every way possible. The new location is terrible. Its lovely picking up your child while high school kids are hanging around having a signature or uttering some swear word. The new teachers who were hired in one room were more suited to a playgroup or daycare. The new administration took what was a much fought after program in our community to what is now more like a daycare. If its a daycare you are looking for, look no further. This preschool does not now deserve to inherit the great reputation it had gained over the years. Look at the reviews in 2008, 2009 etc and they speak to how it was not how it is now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

Apparently, the brainwashed happy Naramake mommies have a hard time dealing with reality, as the "appalling" email to which one poster is referring is no longer visible. The truth hurts, doesn't it?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2012

To the most recent poster: Equally 'appalling' are usage errors. For example, as a verb 'effect' means to "bring about." I believe you meant to use the word: 'affect' which means "to have an influence on; bring about a change in." Speaking of verbs, your 'structured...sentence:' "Atrocious and absolutely unacceptable!" is lacking one, and therefore is not a sentence but rather a sentence fragment.


Posted June 22, 2009

I am a parent of a child in Naramake Elementary School. There is not one bad thing to say about Naramake. Parents love it and prove that love by the loads of parent volunteers that we have, the teachers love to work there and the children love their school. I am shocked that it isn't #1!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Naramake Elementary is a wonderful elementary school with teachers and staff who really care about their students! My son is finishing kindergarten this year and I am so impressed with the progress that he has made since September. The Family Resource Center that is located in the school is a wonderful source of information, offers before and afterschool care and convenient too! Naramake Elementary makes you feel like you are a close family member and they really do follow their motto of CARING-SHARING-LEARNING.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

This is a shining example of what a small elementary school should be! Wonderful, caring, dedicated teachers. A dynamic pricipal and extremely involved parent base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

Excellent family school in a great neighboorhood. Excellent Teachers and staff, exceptional Principal. The envy of Norwalk. Named a 'lighthouse school' by Cambridge report. Couldn't be happier to have my 2 children in there. More activities and socializing than one person can take!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

Without a doubt this is the best public school in Norwalk. Mr. Henry is very hands on with the children, demand nothing but the best from his teachers and they willingly oblige. We tranferred from another Norwalk school and hd no idea what we were missing! Awesome school! Not enough room to say all the posotive things there are to say. Even the after school program is out of this world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I couldn't be happier with the staff, professionals - even the janitorial crew is excellent! Without a doubt the best place for my children. I couldn't ask for more - Naramake sets the bar for the rest of the schools in Nrowalk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

Great Teachers, A wonderful group of kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

Great school! i was a student for 6 years at naramake! i loved the school, the environment, the principal and all of the teachers! now in 8th grade and living in a diffrent town i still keep in touch with those teachers because they really made an impact on my life and there is no way that i will ever, ever forget any of them. I even still rememeber our school song and treasure every yearbook from those special years!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 14, 2004

The dedicated staff provides quality education in a diverse community. Achievement in academics, arts, athletics, and strong development of character are emphasized from kindergarten all the way through 5th grade. The pull-out programs for gifted students offer creative teaching methods at a pace suited for their unique academic and artistic needs. Headed by an exceptional principal, Naramake is by far the best elementary school in the city of Norwalk.
—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 67% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
57%

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 68% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%

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

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
88%
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 Students72%
Female83%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Reading

All Students66%
Female60%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
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

Math

All Students68%
Female61%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Reading

All Students64%
Female57%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students52%
Female52%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%

Science

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Writing

All Students63%
Female77%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 51% 62%
Hispanic 32% 19%
Black 12% 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 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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16 King St
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 899-2900

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