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Charter | PK-8 | 331 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2013

This is a wonderful school. Teachers and staff care deeply for the students and there is a very small and family-type feel. My kids have thrived and excelled here. Each child is required to do research projects, which integrate many areas of learning. The kids learn so much, build self-confidence and learn public speaking skills. There is a lot of hands on learning and great arts programs. What I love is the parental involvement and the close-knit community. There is a lottery for pre-k or a waitlist for older kids. Younger siblings are automatically accepted. Definitely worth trying to get in. Truly an amazing gem of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

This school is 5-star school.It truly is a model of a better way of doing education.My child will be a better person because of this style of teaching.The kids that go to this school have informed parents that know the value of a great education.You have to get on the waiting list, or apply for pre-k lottery. good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

You have to experience it to understand it. There is NO better school in CT than this school. From the director, teachers, paraprofessionals, nurse, custodians... they are all superb. The moment you walk into those doors you, and your children feel at home. Part of a BIG community that watches over each other and care for each other. This school is the TRUE model of no child left behind. The integrated program allows those that are behind to catch up, and those that are ahead to strive for more. The children leave that school with the best learning and study habits, independent, self sufficient. As a parent, and preschool teacher, I could not think of a better school and always encourage my pre-school parents to apply for IDCS when their children transition to grade K.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2007

I have a Kindergartener and a 4th grader at IDCS. I think every teacher, aide and faculty knows every kid by name. This school is so amazing. They cater to every childs needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

My son is in his 7th and final year at IDCS and my daughter in her 4th year. This school is a testament to what can be done by a passionate, dedicated staff and caring and involved parents. This teaching methodology is appropriate for all students, regardless of ability. The classrooms are mixed age and community service is a component of the core curriculum. There is a waiting list to get in, but there seems to be a fair amount of turnover. This school is the flagship for the state charter public school program. Two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2003

I am a student in my last year at the Integrated Day Charter School and I really enjoy attending this school. The lunches are served family style, with mixed seating so that the older students can help out the younger ones, and the curriculum is more individualized than regular schools, therefore, students can't really be 'behind' the class, and the school thrives on parental involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
34%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
85%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
70%
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 70% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 67% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
73%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 66% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
77%
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 67% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
100%
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 Students39%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Reading

All Students39%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%

Writing

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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 Students58%
Femalen/a
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students52%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%

Writing

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
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 Students44%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White43%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%

Reading

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%

Writing

All Students55%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
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 Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%

Reading

All Students61%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%

Writing

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
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 Students70%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Writing

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
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 Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Reading

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Science

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Writing

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 65% 62%
Hispanic 13% 19%
Black 8% 13%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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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Norwich, CT 06360
Phone: (860) 892-1900

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