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Naramake Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 468 students

 
 

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4 stars

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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 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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic93%
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic70%
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students83%
Female89%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%

Reading

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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

Math

All Students82%
Female71%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students83%
Female67%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Writing

All Students83%
Female78%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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
White 48% 61%
Hispanic 34% 20%
Black 13% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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