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Samuel Huntington School

Public | PK-5 | 384 students

 

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Posted April 19, 2012

Our son has had very good teachers in each of the three years that he has attended the school. I feel very strongly that this is the BEST elementary school in Norwich, and feel very satisfied with the education my child receives at Huntington. There is a very active PTO that raises money for outside programs and organizes several evening events each year. The students at Huntington have never been disrespectful or unruly in any of my visits to the school. The teachers have been very communicative. I have not come in contact with any bullying problems or heard of any significant disciplinary problems. Any discipline problems of the past have been resolved. This school has improved a great deal since Dr. Nardone has taken over as principal. Dr. Nardone is an enthusiastic leader that stresses personal responsibility and parental involvement. Dr. Nardone has brought a breath of fresh air to the entire school culture. Dr. Nardone attended Samuel Huntington School as a child, so she cares deeply about it's success. She has certainly earned the right to retire, but has chosen to be the leader of Huntington. Her love for the shool and it's students shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

fairly good school but lacks alot of funding to help children acheive higher goals.no moniters everything left up to teachers and principle,very apperent that there time is not wisly spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I agree with the previous poster, my children are constantly barraged with shoving, kicking, and unacceptable horse-play because they are not properly supervised and no one really seems to care. I know its a student to teacher ratio issue, so fix it. There are some standout teachers in that school, and they need more of them. Norwich needs another Elementary school... a new one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

Leadership and safety issues declined in the last two school years. The main problem seems to be the directly related to the lack of caring or ability of the current principal. Physical violence issues were virtually non-existent before her arrival. A lack of leadership and supervision during outdoor recess is evident. The problem has been magnified by the closing of Buckingham school and the quality of some of the students now attending. Only a short two years ago Huntington school was arguably the best school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
71%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
66%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
86%
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 Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students56%
Female43%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students55%
Female63%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
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 Students63%
Female58%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%

Reading

All Students52%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students52%
Female69%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
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%
Female64%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Reading

All Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students58%
Female55%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%

Writing

All Students57%
Female70%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 62%
Hispanic 15% 19%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Asian 5% 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Norwich, CT 06360
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