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Veterans' Memorial School

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Posted September 20, 2009

I went there when I was a kid and now my 8year old son id there. Ms. Lacy the princapal was there when I was a kid and is SUCH an asset to that school. Shes caring about each and ever student as well as there family. Its not just a school there it truely is a family!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

As a very involved parent of a child that attended this school for 6 years I can truly say that Veterans is a good school. With very caring academic advisors this school is great for any child that is looking for a proper education. This school has a very fine structure with it's no tolerance of bullying and it's highly diversital surroundings. In the ratings of the public we came out second to last in academics which was extremely wrong indeed. Though this school faces the ultimatum of location it has an excellent teaching team who are devoted to the children's academics as well as their social development. Not to mention home of the teacher voted best in the county. Therefore , if you are a concerned parent looking for a school that will nurture your Child's many needs look no further than Veterans Memorial School .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

All 3 of my children have gone to this school. I love it. They loved it. The teachers are very nice and i know all of them. I am surprised about the test scores because the teachers go above and beyond to help every child. A very diverse school. Your child will not ever feel out of place.I was the president of the pto for 3 years. Absolutely no parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
24%

2009

 
 
67%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
30%

2009

 
 
69%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
59%
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 Students44%
Female54%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%

Reading

All Students34%
Female32%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Writing

All Students41%
Female53%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
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 Students46%
Female25%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%

Reading

All Students50%
Female39%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%

Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%

Writing

All Students34%
Female44%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
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 38% 62%
Hispanic 26% 19%
Black 21% 13%
Asian 7% 4%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 80%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Norwich, CT 06360
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