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Dr. Charles E. Murphy School

Public | PK-5 | 383 students

 

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Posted December 22, 2009

This is a wonderful, progressive school with enthusiastic faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Marvelous learning environment. Currently a finalist for CT elementary school of the year as determined by CT Association of Schools. Great teachers and administration with an amazing dedication to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

When we moved to a new school district the principal and teachers at the school made us feel welcome and the relationship with the principal and teachers has grown each year as has my son's educational respect. Thanks in part to the teachers and principal at the school. Job well done!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Murphy School is a great place for kids to learn. The school has a dedicated and professional staff of teachers and specialists who go above and beyond helping the students and families.
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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
91%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%

Writing

All Students73%
Female80%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students56%
Female71%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%

Science

All Students67%
Female53%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Writing

All Students51%
Female56%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
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 75% 62%
Hispanic 9% 19%
Two or more races 9% 1%
Asian 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 1% 13%
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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Oakdale, CT 06370
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