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Samuel Huntington School

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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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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
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%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Reading

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%

Writing

All Students72%
Female80%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%

Reading

All Students74%
Female72%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students86%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Reading

All Students85%
Female95%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Science

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%

Writing

All Students78%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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 56% 61%
Hispanic 20% 20%
Black 12% 13%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
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 51%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Norwich, CT 06360
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